Friday, June 24, 2011

Homemaker - The best occupation in the world

In 2002 when I was part of a company-wide lay off, most people we know thought we were crazy for the decision we made that I would stay home and not return to work outside the home. I had worked for 18 years, since I was 18 years old.

Over the next eight years, I ran a registered day care in our home, started and grew several online retail businesses to include designing and manufacturing a product line of cloth diapering accessories. I kept adding on more and more for me to do. I was bored and the more I piled on myself, the happier I was. Or so I thought.

Finally, I realized that I was not helping our family at all. I was stretched so thin and stressed all the time. Not to mention I wasn't *there* for my husband and kids. So I officially retired to be an official homemaker.

I read a wonderful post over at Raising Homemakers that I want to share with you.
I finally realize that I am where I should be. Where I should have been starting in 2002. I love being a homemaker, although sometimes I am not quite up to the par I would like to be. Having our family grow is helping me, though. It seems the more I have depending on me, the better I do and focus on the goal at hand.

All my life, even through high school, all I ever *wanted to be* was a wife and mother. I'm finally there.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Lady! I loved this post from Hannah too :-) She is a great teacher. I've enjoyed your blog & reading about your village in the making. We also have done foster/adoptive care. We quickly burned out and for *us* we've decided to wait for another season. However, we've seen the wonderful side of this ministry...6 of our nieces/newphews have been adopted through foster care! God bless you and yours!