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Thursday, April 12, 2012

H Is For...

H is for homemaker.  That's all I ever wanted to be really - a wife and a mom.  I wonder if that came from those television shows we watched in the sixties?  I guess I wanted to be June Cleaver.  :)

I didn't get to stay at home when my children were small but I wished so many times that I could.  Now that I don't work outside the home I can assure you that it is everything I always dreamed it would be.  Isn't that a wonderful thing - to have a dream fulfilled.  Not everyone experiences that and I'm so grateful that I have.

13 comments:

Julie Fukuda said...

When you started this, I made a list for myself. Sometimes the choice was a pick of several but all your picks were on my list. There are many words based on "home" and I find no matter where I go or the fun I am having, that place draws me like a magnet.

Sharon said...

I'm with you on this one...would have loved to get to stay at home and raise my kiddos, but it just was not to be. So I am certainly looking forward to the day that I might get to retire...I know I will enjoy it just as much as you are. Have a great day!

Tracy P. said...

What's really good is when you trust God with your dreams and embrace the life he gives you whether it looks like your dream is coming true or not. I believe he never forgets our dreams, and I know there were many dreams that you helped others fulfill through your career, while you left your own in his faithful hands. Now you can enjoy your dream along with the satisfaction of a different chapter of your life well-lived. Bless you, Marlene!

Michelle said...

You are blessed, and I am blessed to be your friend.

Karen said...

I loved those old tv shows where the moms stayed home, wore high heels and dresses, cooked, cleaned, etc. Made life look so simple.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Poor Mrs Romney is in the news because she is a SAHM. She had the luckiest kids. No matter if you, I or anyone votes for him, you have to feel sorry for her.
Luckily I had the best of two worlds. I worked part time and live very close to my job.

Quilt n Queen said...

Ditto...a wife and a mom...that's all I wanted too. I was a SAHM until my boys were in school full time (ages 7 and 10) and I went to work when my DH lost his job during the recession back in the early 80's. We did what we had to do to pay our bills. I've been blessed to say I've worked outside the home for only 20 years...retired at 52 and became a SAHW. My DH has been working for 44+ years...and he is so looking forward to being a SAHH...what fun we will have...:o)

Jenny said...

I always wanted to be a wife & a mom & I've been living my dream for 25 yrs. I've been home as a mom for 19 yrs now, when our son was born. He graduated from high school last year & we started talking about me going to work again - but neither of us want that. I love taking care of home & doing a lot of volunteering in my community. My husband loves having meals ready when he gets home from work & plenty of time for us both to relax - because I'm able to do things that he'd have to help with if I were working. My husband's health isn't great so we do think about him having to cut back & me picking up that load. For now though, we're enjoying our dream & not worrying about things that may never happen.

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Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I have made the same choice and it wasn't without sacrifice... but staying home was, by far, the best choice I ever made. I am happy and extremely grateful for that opportunity!

nanny said...

You know that's all I ever wanted too. Just be like my mom!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

That's all I ever wanted to be, too. My former husband did not value that role, so I had to work for a while when my kids were little. I hated it so much....='(

My perfect #2 husband told me the other day, that even though we are heading quickly into empty nest time, that he wants me to stay at home. He likes me to be here and I am SO glad. =D

Linda said...

Oh me too, me too! June and me would have been besties. And I would have invited you over too. Maybe Donna (Reed) would have joined us too! I never wanted to work outside the home. At least while my kids were small, I worked only part-time, during the evenings. I feel very blessed to not have to work now. God is good - to you and me!