There’s laughter in the kitchen
And a firelight on the hearth;
A warm house waits to greet me
If I come home after dark.
It’s walls are lined with comfort;
The door is open wide,
And I thank God in Heaven
My loved ones wait inside.
When hearts are filled with caring
A home’s a happy place;
Expressions of contentment
Are seen on every face.
I discovered this poem in one of our literature books, and it pulled at my heart strings.
The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Titus 2 3-5
The ladies in front of the house in the image for this post are my great great grandmother and my great grandmother. They passed their knowledge down to my grandmother who so graciously taught me the importance of being a good homemaker. I’ve been very blessed.
I hope this poem and verse inspires you today and reminds you that we who are keepers of the home have a very important job!