There are so many things I wish I had the time to do. I have lists and lists of ideas I want to try, recipes I want to make, and posts I want to write. I’ve made peace with the fact that many of these things will never get done, but I have to continually look at that list of undone things to make sure that what I’m leaving undone isn’t actually something necessary.
One necessary thing I see many moms leaving undone is making a home.
A home is more than just a house you live in with your family. It actually has nothing to do with the structure, but rather it is the essence of your family and the little things within the structure that speak to who you are as a family. It isn’t even the decor or the furniture or the food that makes the home; although, those things can definitely be a part of that essence of family.
What a home truly is goes much deeper and is often lost in the craziness of the day to day life of the family. It is the connections between family members that make a home a real home.
Have you ever been around a family that seemed to only live together, but really didn’t do much more than that? They sort of passed in the hall or coming in and out the door, never really connecting with each other. Their house was void of relationships.
With our online life taking up more and more time, our home life has suffered immensely. We are connected with people we graduated high school with, but lack connection to the very people who live under the same roof as us. Sometimes I wonder if people online know more about us than our own families! How’s that for being disconnected?!
It’s time to come back to our real world. It’s time to put first things first and work on the relationships we have with the members of our household before we check out the status of our friendships online.
It’s time we took the time it takes to make a home by taking the time it takes to be a homemaker. And the only way we can be a homemaker is by not only being home, but by building strong relationships with the people we are making the home for.