You may think I have it all together, but in reality I didn’t start out knowing everything I do now.
When I married my husband in 2014, both of us were working in minimum wage jobs just trying to get by. That year previous I had just tasted what Biblical Christianity was all about, but the concept of biblical submission and the functioning of a biblical marriage was never talking about or discussed rarely, if at all. That first year of our marriage was filled with arguing over who was going to be doing the dishes that night, what we were going to eat for dinner (since neither of us really had the time to cook a meal, this usually meant instant food or going out to eat), and a cluttered messy home as none of us rarely had time to clean.
Coming up on our year anniversary my husband enlisted in the US Navy as an Electronics Technician – Nuclear Field. For those who don’t know, the Nuclear Field is divided into three rates: Electronics Technician (ET), Electrician’s Mate (EM), and Machinist’s Mate (MM). All three rates have to attend three different, intensive, and time-consuming schools ranging from 3 to 6 months up to a year if hindrances occur along the way, most of which are out of the sailor’s control.
Needless to say when my husband asked me to take on the role as a keeper at home I completely understood why and submitted to his wishes. I learned very quickly that keeping a home goes well beyond cleaning the kitchen and cooking a meal, it’s about homemaking, and what you as a wife can do to point your family and all who enter your home to Christ. It is not a “lesser” role as some would think, in fact it carries a great deal of responsibility. It has nothing to do with perfection, but everything to do with purpose. When I started this journey, I didn’t know how to cook a turkey (or chicken, or any bird for that matter), make a budget, or even how to work a dishwasher. I now have my own recipe binder, make most of my cleaning supplies from scratch, and have created templates from cleaning schedules to budgeting.
Outside of housework, I have three cats who I consider my babies:
Bella – who is our most “thug” of the three. We picked her up as a stray when she was only a few month old. She’s now 3 and enjoys tearing up everything (and everyone if you’re not careful) in her path. But she’s cute so, I guess it’s fine. Bella also has her own Twitter! You can find her Here!
Peaches – who is my special baby. She’s 3 1/2 years old now but when we adopted her she was closer to a year and a half. She’s got pretty small legs and a tiny head with a pretty beefy body. Because of that, she doesn’t walk, jump, or run like a normal cat.
Meena – we like to call her our “chain-smoking old lady”. She wheezes, slurps, drools, and even shakes her head like a dog, with drool to follow. She’s 8 years old, and REALLY takes licking to a whole new level. She’s not the kind of cat you put your face up to unless you enjoy some licks. Her love knows no bounds.
Just as I was able to learn from many blogs written by intelligent godly women, I too want to return the favor and share what I’ve learned, and what I will continue to learn throughout the years.
With Love in Christ,
The Young Helpmeet
“14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully. 15 For some are already turned aside after Satan.”
– 1 Timothy 5:14-15 (KJV)