Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of Franklin Roosevelt the 32nd president of America had this to say when asked her view about being a housewife.
Here is how she responded; It is one of the most skilled professions in the world. When one adds to the business of running a house, the care and bringing up of the children, there is so much needed preparation for this occupation in the world.
There are good homes and bad homes, and there are children who are well brought up and there are many children who are badly brought up. This happens in any business or personal activity. But when one adds up what it means to a nation, one must concede that the well-run home and well-brought-up children are more important even than a well-run business.
More people are affected by the occupation of a housewife and a mother than ever touched by a single business, no matter how large it may be.
For her, being a housewife was not just a casual thing; it was a task that had more capacity to influence a nation than any business no matter how large.
Eleanor Roosevelt died in 1945 but her words are laced with wisdom worth considering in these times.
This occupation is one of the major pillars in nation building-these gallant heroes are doing a lot behind the scene, and their true worth may never be known on this earth.
Thank you for accepting this seemingly demeaning occupation, so there might be hope for future generations by the children you are raising.
God bless our housewives!