Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Two Reminders

Just a quick reminder that there are only three days left to sign up for the giveaway!

And one more reminder... I found a quote that I wanted to share with you all just to kind of give an idea of why being a Home Maker (as a mother, wife, daughter... whatever role God has you in right now) is so important.
This quote is from Mary LaGrand Bouma in "The Creative Homemaker", but I found it in "God's Priceless Woman" by Wanda Kennedy Sanseri. (It's not a poem, so I'm not sure why it's in this format.)

"If we choose not to do this very special job [home making],
it will simply not get done;
the mothering, the nurturing, the comforting and caring
that fills the committed homemaker's day
will simply be lost,
and society will be impoverished.
Children will not get the spiritual guidance they need.
Lonely teenagers will not be listened to.
Many people with problems will not be ministered to,
many sick folk will go unvisited.
A special human quality will disappear from our culture.

Women can give up their jobs
as clerks, engineers, sales people, doctors-
other people will step in
and the world will go on as smoothly as before.
It will be business as usual.
The groceries will still be sold,
Trucks loaded with merchandise will still roll across our highways,
and Wall Street will carry on.

Not so with homemaking.
We are the special people into whose hands
the country and the world have been entrusted.
When we leave this job the world does not go on as before.
It falters and begins to lose it's way.
We homemakers are indispensable."

I thought that summarized pretty nicely the view that we should have of our lives and purpose. :-)


meg said...

Hannah and I were just talking about that quote, yesterday, but
we couldn't remember where it was from!
Yes, it's a really GREAT description, and it's really encouraging, too! Even when this job doesn't feel imortant, it is - oh it is!

Maddie said...

I really like that too. :)
I just read it yesterday, as a matter of fact! :D