Thursday, May 21, 2009

Smallest BlessingsThursdays: Thankful To Be A Homemaker





It's Thankful Thursdays over at Southern Housewife's Blog, and I decided to participate. The blessing that I'm so thankful for today is being able to stay home with my children and care for them.

Yesterday, I happened upon the website, www.daycaresdontcare.org, and I felt extrememly grateful that my children don't have to to be in daycare. It's something that I purposed since I was younger, to not put my children into daycare.

For some reason it just made me open my eyes even more to the powerful impact that being at home with my children really makes. I felt sad for the many testimonials of the negative effects of daycare usage. But, I didn't need to read it to know. It just made me all the more thankful for the fact that I'm home with my babies, and get to love on them and teach them, and have fun with them throughout the day.

They get to enjoy being at home with Mommy, and being always near me. They get to have a sense of security in knowing that Mommy is always near, and I am so grateful for that, because extenuating circumstances could have reversed the situation. But, God has provided for me to be home with them and I am so thankful.

The pictures above are of me in a dress that I had stashed away for awhile. When I put it on I thought I looked like a 1950's housewife. How cute, I thought. I have felt so much more productive today, wearing a cute little dress around the house, even though I had absolutely nowhere to go today.

8 comments:

Melly said...

You look beautiful in your dress and It's a blessing indeed to be able to stay at home with your children.
Have a wonderful day!
Melly:)

S. Belle said...

Thank you so much, Melly.

The Southern Housewife said...

I can't even begin to tell you how much of a blessing staying home is. God really knew what he was doing, huh?! ;) Thanks for participating!
SH

L.H. said...

You look so cute! I like the dress.

I feel the same way about daycare even though I have not always. I praise God that he has blessed us so I can be home with my children as well!

BTW: I tagged you with the Kreative Blogger Award. you can see my blog for the details.

404momi said...

You look as pretty as a picture and that dress is lovely!

Yes it is a blessing to be your own children's daycare provider!

S. Belle said...

Thank you L.H. and 404momi. I appreciate your compliments.

And thanks, L.H. for the award. I will try to complete it this weekend.

Kate said...

Hi! Sorry to be hijacking a post, but I couldn't find your e-mail address...

I recently received a couple of "bloggy" awards and, since I love your blog, I wanted to pass the awards on to you! I posted about it on my page (the URL's in my signature) with a link to you. :)

~Kate
"Which Proverbs 14:1 Woman?"
http://proverbs14-1.blogspot.com

Award Post: http://proverbs14-1.blogspot.com/2009/06/little-bloggy-love.html

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