Homemaking is serious business, you know.
And amid all of the serious points of focus, over which we exercise the limited control we have, groping and grasping for things that only God can see the other end of, we must endeavor for a truly significant, but frequently overlooked aspect of homemaking:
making our family feel at home.
As important as it is for home to be a place of growth, learning, training for the first day of the rest of their lives, home must also be,
A place for a child to feel safe; to open her heart and be a little girl…even if she’s nearly grown up.
A place to find mercy and grace; a hug and a prayer when hurt closes in.
A place to run to when she needs shelter, where mom’s cover of love gives her a place to hide…and God’s love encloses her.
Yes, our daughters need discipline and instruction, but like the most tender efflorescence, a little girl needs a warm, sunny environment, that she may take root in the fullness of God and truly,
Jessica seeks to be a safe place for her daughters day by day in the chambers of Muthering Heights.