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.