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 when 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.