"Your body is the first thing any child of man ever wanted. Therefore dispose yourself to be loved, to be wanted, to be available. Be there for them with a vengeance. Be a gracious, bending woman. Incline your ear, your heart, your hands to them.... To be a Mother is to be the sacrament - the effective symbol - of place. Mothers do not make homes, they are our home." from Bed and Board, Robert Farrar Capon

Friday, June 28, 2013

Thanks for Reminding Me

A kind friend forwarded this along to me,
with the heading "Just in case you're wondering what to do today..."

housewife painting
Young Housewife, Oil on canvas, by Alexey Tyranov(1801-1859)

Wikipedia:   "A housewife is a woman whose main occupation is running or managing the family's home—caring for and educating her children, cooking and storing food, buying goods the family needs in day to day life, cleaning and maintaining the home, making clothes for the family, etc... - Merriam Webster describes a housewife as a married woman who is in charge of her household. "

Proverbs 31:27 ~ She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.


  1. Thanks for passing on such an encouraging reminder. When our mental gears get going too fast, we can just slow down, and give thanks to God that we get to be loving, caring housewives, at peace and rest, doing each thing that a loving God has set before us.

  2. I love this!

    Mrs. White

  3. Wisdom cries out in the streets, or from Wikipedia!