You are extremely valuable, stay-at-home mom. You may not always be told that what you’re doing is of any worth, but it is priceless. If we look at society today what is it that’s missing from the majority of homes? Families are falling apart. Divorce is common, rampant, even among Christians. Mothers are missing.
They’ve lied to us. We were told that we could have it all, do it all, and while we’re at it we should do the “Christian thing” and have some kids too. The church is failing at teaching women to embrace the role of wife, mother, homemaker. I’ve met far too many confused young wives and mothers who are conflicted over tangled desires of working outside the home, or staying home with their children. They feel something must be wrong with them to want to stay home. They look around the congregation only to find it full of working mothers, so they trudge on following the crowd, denying the calling in their hearts to come home.
Mothers who stay at home are often looked upon as those who couldn’t have done much in society anyway, so they might as well stay home; some even say stay-at-home moms are lazy.
Here’s the typical stereotype that stay-at-home moms deal with; several working moms state that at home moms are lazy.
But I say that as a stay-at-home mom you’re a world changer. The years you pour into your children are years that you will never regret. More importantly these years with your children you will never, ever, get back. When you’re old in your bed it will not be the career that you sought fulfillment in that keeps you warm; it’ll be the memories of your little ones.
This is all foreign to my generation. We’ve grown up with Oprah, career moms and infiltration of feminism into every fiber of society. It’s only by the power of the Holy Spirit that I’m even a stay-at-home mom. I remember looking at my first baby in his bed and feeling so conflicted over all the goals that my flesh had, and wanting so badly to be with him, soak him in, and never miss a moment. It was actually a rather frightening step for me to stay home. The Holy Spirit impressed upon me that being home with my baby was more important than any other goal that I thought was pressing. Thank you Lord for your mercy.
The line has been drawn in the sand outside of your front door. You declare that being home is worth the investment. Enjoy whatever season you’re in with your children, enjoy your husband and your home. Enjoy being salt and light. As a stay-at-home mother and homemaker you are actually a warrior too. You are warring against the lies of this broken generation by investing yourself in your home to impact the next generation.
What would you say to those who think stay-at-home moms are lazy?