I am not unlike many other Mom's. I greatly struggled (and still occasionally do struggle) with the way society treats Mom's who stay at home. Notice, you won't hear me say that I'm a SAHM...because it feels like a put down to me. I've heard many people question whether there even is a negative societal attitude towards homemakers. I believe that my experience is proof.
Saying that I'm unemployed denotes several things. It suggests that I do not WORK...and that I am LAZY. I'd just like to see them keep up with my kids and my family. I earn my sleep at night, ya'll. It also suggests that whoever is storing this data does not value "the home"...and the making of those homes to society as a whole. And that's sadly the truth about the world. They see no value in what I do...therefore, I am as a good as unemployed to them.
I may not earn a paycheck...but I'm storing up lots of treasures in heaven. If anything...stewing on this a bit has encouraged me to be the BEST Domestic Engineer, MomE, wife, homemaker, SAHM out there. I want to be sure to build up others like me...who are doing their best...and going uncounted. I know it can be a depressing stigma...but...
Don't worry...God knows our hearts...He knows what we do in secret...even if the world says we are IDLE and NOT BEING USED.
He is using me...for GREAT things. How about you?
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11