Anyway, she is following my tweets on twitter and I said, "Hmm... that's looks familiar" and went to her site.
And then I saw this link. You mean she is like... famous? She's been on Rachel Ray? What is she? Some sort of cook? No! She's a 1950's housewife!
The confidence and poise that she possesses is uncanny. I'm a champion for stay at home moms, but she takes it to an all-knew level, wouldn't you say?
She lets that beautiful hair flow so sweetly around her face and shoulders. And I'm sitting here hedgehogging it in (no kidding) bib overalls and no makeup. And I want to reach my hand out and grab what she has. I'm not sure if it's her hairdo, her poise or her confidence in her calling.
But the reason I wanted to re-post her video is because there might be someone out there who needs to see her husband. If he is not the most contented guy that ever lived! Maybe someone's husband needs to see her husband--LOL!
And there are guys out there who want their wives to work outside the home! They aren't able to trust God to provide through their hands, so they think that having that extra income will help them somehow. I would think that if those of us who are quavering about whether or not we should keep our current profession (as homemakers) or trade it in for something lesser could see this long term picture of a happy marriage and home, we would no longer doubt our calling, but pursue it and delight in it with reckless abandon the way this gal does.
I, personally, have a VERY long way to go. God knows how selfish I am. He knows how lazy I am too. And have I mentioned rebellious? and self-seeking? These are just facets of my flesh that I routinely have to get over. But I am encouraged! I love having role models!
One of the things that has discouraged me over the years that I have been married is lack of genuine role models among the women. When we go to a Bible conference and they have a "women's speaker" she is either a psychiatrist, a doctor, a professor, or some other type of professional person. Why do we, as homemakers, need to heed the counsel and advice of "professional" Christian women? Is the advice and counsel of those who, by choice, have chosen to take on homemaking as a God-given call? And what of their daily lives and struggles relates to what I am going through right now? I'm not interested in professional women who can extrapolate the exegesis (like the men do). I want to know something else! If I wanted to hear the men, I'd be sitting in that forum. Yes, women can and are great Bible teachers--professional or not-- but why must we look to them as our role models? They need to earn that right; it is not handed over to them.
And so, that is my passion--not just to give you examples of godly women, but to be one myself. Some day, my grandchildren may call me a "role model" and I can hardly think of anything better! (Even if they think that Bib-wearing overalled grandmothers are "normal")