As many of you have noticed on my Facebook page, my viral post has gone viral again. Each year at this time, it goes viral and I receive many hateful comments with a few good ones thrown in. Most in our culture hate the ways of the Lord but in the midst of the ugliness, there are some wonderful comments I receive from women who have found my blog because of the viral post and love it. What those who hate God intend for evil, God uses for good!
Here’s one of the good comments I received yesterday:
YES!!!! Finally someone who “gets it.” I just stumbled on your page and saw everyone mocking your thoughts and it is so sad. My husband and I fully believe the things you write out. I am 34 years old, have a masters degree, started and operated an incredibly successful boutique for six years until we got married. When we were married, my focus became on him and our family. He is thirty years old, a pharmacist, and the best daddy to our two girls. When we married that was our firm belief that he would be the provider and me the homemaker.
When he was finishing pharmacy school, all of his classmates would think it was so amazing that he would have a home cooked breakfast, a healthy lunch packed, and a hot supper waiting on him when he got home. I ran all of his errands, handled all bills, home issues, everything to help make his life easier so he can be the provider of this family and so when he walked in our house, he could relax and enjoy time with us and not have to worry about mowing the yard or calling a plumber. And it is TRULY My pleasure. Taking these burdens off of his shoulders gives me joy because he takes burdens off of my shoulders so I can spend every waking moment raising our girls and giving them the attention they need so they can become strong women.
One time someone said, “I want to be a stay at home mom like you so I can do nothing all day,” and it floored me that she thought that’s what I did. I promise she could not juggle the hundreds of duties I handle every day. We believe God made women the nurturers and men the providers and I don’t understand why it is so frowned upon. I am an intelligent woman who experienced life to the fullest and created a very successful business and have NO regrets about leaving that life to raise my girls.
We read horror stories of child abuse and neglect from Daycare enters and babysitters and it pains me to think that my girls would learn life from a stranger; someone who didn’t share our beliefs. And trust me, we are not some insanely strict, weird, cult Christian family. We are your everyday American family that loves practical jokes, baseball, and Christ. And I think it’s a shame that women think careers are more important than raising your family.
Anyway— long drawn out message to say I LOVE YOUR PAGE and thank you for standing up to these bullies. Your word is TRUTH and God sees your work.
I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.
1 Timothy 5:14