Titus 2:4-5 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.
What a lovely calling we have as mother's. I am so blessed to have been taught by a dear friend more on being a Keeper at Home and the importance of it just before I married my now husband. In a world where women dominate the workforce, it is truly refreshing to see women start taking up their job once again in the home. To many women - especially women's rights activists, women who stay at home have a lowly job. To them it's not something worthy of a title at all but a slumpy, demeaning position. We often get asked if we get bored at home. If they only knew. lol
For those who do not know me well enough, I was a single mom for 4 years. I worked 5-6 days a week while my mother and grandmother watched my baby. So much joy that should have been mine as a mother passed onto them while they watched her take her first step, say some of her first words, fed her some of her first foods, etc... They had the joy of being with her all day while I worked. My daughter didn't have one special mommy, she had 3. It wasn't till this year and weaning off seeing her grandmother so much that my daughter confessed to me that for a couple years after my marriage, she still wished my mother was her mom. You see, she saw my mother every day of her life. My mom was the one that was always there, I wasn't. How could I expect to be that special in her life when I wasn't around?
I know all too well what being in the workforce means to God's women. It takes away the blessings God had for you. It puts a barrier in that lovely child relation that you should have with your child. Now that my daughter is older, she too wants to be a Keeper at Home to enjoy God's best for her, her children, her husband and the people around her. I'm not at all saying this in pride - indeed not. I am however so blessed and filled with hope that my daughter may not make some of the mistakes I made in the past that lead to a harder life. Please don't take it wrong that I regret her - I in no way do. The way I went about it though, was wrong.
As a keeper at home I am blessed beyond belief at all the 'little' moments I so longed to have before. My children are secure in knowing mommy is always here, like I had with my mom. My husband is secure in knowing he has someone at home taking care of his home and children while he's at work, working hard during the week. It is more of a blessing than I can ever relate. My hope is that someone will read this and see what joy they can have in staying at home for their family. Take heed, God did not ask father's to stay at home - it is the mother's calling. Doing the opposite of what God has called us to will only hinder the relationships within your home.
God has told us in His word what our roles as parents and children should be. When we follow that, we have happiness beyond belief. When we do not, there is much heartache. I will expand more on the above verse very soon.