Homemaking. Not a term you hear much anymore, is it? But it’s something most of us do every day.
Something I have shared here before is how important I think the art of homemaking is. When I cook, or clean, or even decorate, I don’t do it to make my house more beautiful to the outside eye, I do it so that my family has a comfortable place to call home.
And the “beauty” doesn’t need to be perfect. I just need to show that I care. Simply preparing a favorite meal or a special dessert, having fresh flowers on the counter, or making sure there are cozy throws to use while watching TV, are all ways of showing my family I love them. Keeping their house clean, and their bodies nourished, and their home beautiful – yes, even that- are all a gift I give to them. It’s a complicated and sometimes overwhelming world, and I want them to feel that our home is a haven. When they’ve had a hard day, or they are feeling lonely or sad, I want them to know that they are safe here. And they are loved.
Photo via Dreamy Whites.
How wonderful that C.S. Lewis acknowledges how important “home” is. Our home is the place we spend the most time, and hopefully, with the people we love most in the world. I know there is no place I’d rather be. And I hope that is true of my children as well.