A Happy Homemaker!!
By Amrita Singh Srivastava
Everyone may have a different meaning to happiness, but for me, it is a sense of well-being, joy and contentment. Having the autonomy to make my own decisions and to be able to contribute to the well-being of others, especially my dear ones, always brought immense happiness to me. Being Happy is a choice that I always thought is within my control; so Yes! I chose to be Happy; I chose to be a Happy homemaker!!
As C. S. Lewis said, homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only, and that is to support the ultimate career. I take pride to have chosen to be one. Homemaking is the art of making a house a home. It is a critical role willingly undertaken and delightfully done. As it is voluntary, it is often neglected, forgotten and devalued. Why is the worth of a homemaker based on their monetary value, just because they are viewed not be so productive to the society.
What people fail to realize that being a homemaker is several jobs at once. I am a full-time working mother, a daughter, a daughter-in-law, a wife, an organizer, a teacher, a nurture, a mentor, a stress-buster, a planner and above all a caregiver switching from one role to another and here we are still stuck to the definition of a homemaker as a person who manages home. I have made my people’s life run efficiently, and I fail to understand why I need to justify the society about my efficiency in spite of being educated and empowered. A greater theme of women empowerment is to give her self-worth, the freedom to be productive inside or outside her home, her right to have power to control her own life and not pressuring her to a point to follow the pursuit of society. I found my respect and values within the positions inside my home.
When women are empowered, more educated and confident families are happier and healthier. She creates more awareness and confidence among children. Such women are the backbone of families and societies. Feminism emerged as a movement to support woman’s freedom of choice. The freedom to live freely; to enjoy the highest standard of physical and mental health; to be educated; to vote; the freedom to earn or not or do whatever they want in their lives. She decides her priority herself, so why is she less feminist or less progressive if she is a stay-at-home mother?
I am building a home, a small community and uplifting individuals who are a very important and dear to me. And no matter what we achieve in life; it is these moments when we dedicate ourselves wholeheartedly to our family, that wereally hold the closest to our hearts in years to come. I always wanted to be a Happy person who finds fulfilment in seeing happiness in my family and shaping my children as stable, honoured and fruitful members of the society. I had always made up my mind to prepare and nurture the family being a Happy Homemaker!!
By Amrita Singh Srivastava