Hello Dear Ladies,
Susan's comment on the previous post:
GIRLS GRADUATING: Future Homemakers?
is worthy of headlines on this blog, so I am making a separate post here of that comment. Thank you so much, Susan, for translating your heart into words regarding the subject of women staying home.
Here is the comment:
To the young girls graduating:
Take it from someone who went the career route, you will regret it when you turn 60 and have no family ties or children to turn to. You will not change the world one bit by a career or by sitting in an office 10 hours a day staring at a computer. Your life will speed by so quickly that you can't imagine it possible. Don't waste it on a "job." The job will one day go away and you will have the realization that it was wasted time. There are no "rewards" in slaving away your life for a corporation that won't even remember your name.
You can make all the difference in the world by being the keeper of a wonderful home. Your children and family will be your comfort. If you are curious about the world, take some time and travel and see it, and then settle down in a place you love. The most important things in life are the little things, the daily joys, and the happiness of a family that loves you. The rest of it is just a waste. God put us here for a purpose. Please think hard about your choices before you make them and don't let other people decide your future for you.
Lady Lydia has designed this blog for young women to learn about becoming homekeepers. Take the time to read through the articles and decide for yourself.
The world can become a better place one home at a time.
Another comment, from reader Heartshome:
I hope the younger ladies take this post to heart. I was one of the lucky women that God blessed with children at the ripe old age of 40, and after years of working and college, but not everyone is so lucky. In hindsight, I would have not worried so much about my place in corporate America and just focused on my home and family. It's a tough balance, so anyone thinking they can have a perfect work-life balance after the kids come is in for a huge disappointment. It's HARD! I tried it all...working mom, work-at-home mom and SAHM. Being a SAHM is hard but it's so much better than trying to do it all...and I have a hubby that pitches in when he's asked. Plus, I get the satisfaction knowing that *I* am raising my kids, not some paid child-care worker. Seriously, young women need to take into consideration their future and that of their children when picking a husband. Not only is he ABLE to support a family, but is he WILLING? Being a Homemaker is not demeaning, but it's hard to get out of that mindset after spending over 2 decades in the working world. I'm coming into my own as a homemaker and I'm starting to enjoy it, but life would have been so much easier if I did what I wanted to do, and felt was right, from the beginning...have and take care of a family.
A Reader Writes:
Thank you for this post and many thanks to readers comments. I am a product of a mom who worked outside of the home. We lived in a messy, cluttered place. I followed suit, went off to college to find a career, because being taught by the leaders of the feminist movement that's what I was suppose to do. Fortunately, I married a man who was raised with a stay at home mom. I tried to balance home and work and made some very good money, but failed in "home life" I was always stressed and mean. One day, I was listening to a radio show that encouraged women to stay home. It made so much sense that I use the talents I was using out in the world at home instead. It was the best decision we've ever made. I homeschooled the children and gave them a nice neat home to live in. Everyone is happier....and I am truly blessed to have the best job. My husband loves that I take care of him and give him special atte