I don’t think I have looked forward to something as much as I am looking forward to this weekend in a very long time.
This weekend almost 1000 women will be gathering here on the Southwestern Baptist Seminary campus to hear tips, tricks, and encouragement from several women who have made homemaking not just their calling in life but turned it in to a true art form.
In today’s society I constantly feel like I am having to defend my reasons behind being a full time stay at home wife and mother. A true homemaker. Men and women everywhere want to convince me that I am missing out on some amazing aspect of life if I’m not trying to be a working mother.
Let me tell you, I have been in the work force before. I am not missing anything.
Better yet, if I were to choose to still be out there working day in and day out I would be missing the most important thing of all: My kids child hood.
I would have missed out on both my babies first words, first steps, and each new day that presents both triumphs and challenges. I would have had to rely on someone else in the world telling me about all the wonderful things my kids are doing while I’m sitting at a desk somewhere.
That’s why I’m so excited about this weekend. I am ready to hear ideas on how to make my home more efficient. Ways to use the gifts that God has given me to devote my whole attention to my family. I’m excited to hear from women like Elizabeth George, Michelle Duggar, and Dorthy Patterson about how they were able to make the challenges of everyday life work in a Godly manner.