Homemaking: noun- the establishment or management of a home; duties of a homemaker; adjective- of or relating to the management of a home (dictionary.com)
I struggled with this year’s word. I wanted it to be meaningful and reflective. 2020’s word was acceptance. I had to “accept” the current status of my well-being. It took months before I was WILLING to let go of the fact that I was no longer employed, financial independent, and free to do as I pleased. After it was determined that I was medically disabled, I had to assent to the fact I no longer could live the life I once enjoyed. When I write, “once enjoyed”, I am referring to the ability to soak up the outdoors, eat what I want, clean anything and everything, and interact with the public while being mask free.
I went from being an educator to being a homemaker. My employer is now my home. I researched the meaning of “make” and all of its affixes. I wrote the findings in my personal Bible journal. I prayed for guidance and wisdom as to what will be my focus this year, especially after the previous year’s initial response to the pandemic and medical diagnosis.
A simple conclusion commenced. If I am to be homebound and a homemaker, then I need to understand what these entail. My learnings represent my interpretations of a HOMEMAKER: a doer who acts upon.
This post is not as in-depth. The purpose is to give an synopsis of my reasonings of the blog’s title. The above image displays my personal study of His word and answer to my struggle.
I am at peace with my situation and honored to be a homemaker: “Homemaking in This Season of Life.”
May you find peace in your current season of life as I have mine- homemaking.
- http://www.thesaurus.com ( I thought I would include words with similar meanings.)
- domestic art
- domestic science
- home economics
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My grandmother, who was born in 1898, was a homemaker. She used to say, some people say it’s boring, but it is what you make of it. She sewed and baked. She sewed some of my outfits for me when I was young, including Easter dresses. She later taught me how to sew. She always brought homemade pies to family gatherings. She loved to read. Her faith guided her her whole life.
She was a special person who lived Proverbs 31 and Titus 2 to the fullest. Thank you for sharing these precious memories. When I think of a “homemaker,” I think of the older generation. My grandmothers told stories of their homemaking years- living simple yet loving home.
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Perfect wording – “living simple yet loving home.”