Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD
For the record, I am not a “domestic engineer.” I am a housewife; and I am not ashamed of that wonderful title. Sadly, many women in today’s society are unjustly castigated for choosing to stay home and care for their families rather than having a “real career” or, at the very least, a part-time job to supplement the family income. Thus, the euphemism “domestic engineer” gradually supplanted the perceived stigma of the ordinary “housewife.”
That may be fine for some, but the greatest joy and satisfaction of my life is being a wife and a mother. I even like the sound of the word wife; it is a constant reminder of how very blessed I am to have married the love of my life –a man far too wonderful for words. Why, then, would I want to remove the word wife from the very thing that gives my life meaning?
In all honesty, I fall quite short of the Proverbs 31 woman, but I do consider myself to be a good wife and mother. And though I sometimes fail and disappoint, I love my family more than life itself; and thank God daily for the privelege of caring for them as the precious treasure that they are. Yes, I love being a housewife!
“I know what it is to live entirely for and with what I love best on earth. I hold myself supremely blest — blest beyond what language can express; because I am my husband’s life as fully as he is mine.”
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre