Mother Culture…Blooming Where We Are Planted

Sometimes, I feel that I was born in the wrong era, my brother-in-law said as much to me several years ago. He said I was born in the wrong ‘time.’ Even though, I know that God’s timing is perfect, it is difficult to keep mother culture alive and thriving in a society that places such worth on outward accomplishments. I truly love being at home with my children, teaching, cooking, baking, cleaning house, being a help-mate to my husband, reading, painting and just living a simple and contented life. Unfortunately the time that we are living in now, demands so much more than what was expected just fifty years ago. My dream Italicwhen I was a little girl was to have a home and family of my own, most especially to become a mother in every sense of the word. It was not to go out and have a career as a ‘superwoman.’ In these days of feminists and equality for women, keepers of the home, tend to get a bad rap…it is not easy to be a keeper of the home. The first question I am often asked is…”and what do You do?” It seems it is frowned upon in today’s society to not have lofty dreams of worldly success. It is a very difficult task to live simply in such a complex world. Keeping life uncomplicated and free from so many distractions that the world throws at our feet is very trying indeed. God did not create man and woman equal, we were each created for separate purposes that fulfill a common need. One a provider the other a nurturer, companions to each other. Each valuable, but very different indeed.

I long to be the keeper of the home that it speaks of in Proverbs 31:27-28 :
“She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also and he praiseth her.”

I had such lovely examples of this virtuous woman in my dear little grandmothers, both just as humble and content with the simple things in life as they could be. By God’s grace and His strength I hope to cultivate that love of simple things, and dispel the need that the world tries to plant in our hearts for complexity.
Proverbs 15:16
“Better is little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith.”

2 Responses to Mother Culture…Blooming Where We Are Planted

  1. Heather T says:

    that is alot to aspire to be…i admire you!:0) i wish i were more into the whole cooking, cleaning, etc thing…but i am just NOT domestic at all…i still strive to be a good mother and wife and i'm content with that…just wish i enjoyed some of the other stuff as much as you!:0) you weren't born in the wrong time…you were born to be an example of virtue to the rest of us!:0)

  2. Valerie says:

    Awww! That is so sweet Heather! Thank you…although I don't feel like I'm getting very far most days…LOL

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