Posted by April W Gardner on June 2, 2010
My name is April Gardner, and I love being at home. Always have.
Yes, I travel a lot, but when I’m not gallivanting the countryside seeing new places and meeting up with old friends, I want to be at home.
When I was six I remember my older sister talking about going to college when she was grown. I insisted I would never go. “I want to be a mommy,” I told her. When Mom overheard, she declared I most certainly was going to college. I didn’t dare argue with my mother, but in my heart I stomped my foot. I wasn’t going.
Well, college did eventually become part of my future, and I’m glad it did. It’s where I met the love of my life. Shortly after I put his ring on my finger, I kissed college goodbye to start the job of my dreams—homemaker.
Looking back, at times I wish I’d finished, but I always remind myself that if I had, I wouldn’t be where I am today, being what I love most. A wife and mother. The author part is icing on the cake—a dream of mine God saw fit to fulfill.
Some of you might find me old fashioned, a woman living in an extinct decade and in love with an archaic role. That’s ok. It’s not for everyone. But it is exactly what God intended for me.
Despite of the absence of a college degree, I believe in improving one’s mind and skills. There’s so much I want to learn. And I do. All the time. One of the things on my to-do list is to finish my degree, but in the meantime, until I get the go-ahead from the Lord, my list includes items such as gardening and canning, teaching my daughter to be a confident reader, and conquering the mold problem in my shower.
Meet me here every Wednesday and we’ll talk about what God’s doing in our lives as homemakers. I’m honored and thrilled to share this exciting ride with you and look forward to what we might learn from the Lord and each other.
April W Gardner
Wounded Spirits, November 2010
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