Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The inevitable question.

It's "holiday" party time. And here comes the inevitable question over that (small) glass of merlot: "So, what do you do?" Or, even better: "You have your Master's? Great! What are you going to do with that?"

Usually, I respond with, "Oh, I'm home with my kids right now."

But sometimes I'd really like to bust out some Mother Teresa:

"Love one another. It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start."

I'm loving my husband and my children to the point of the cross.

That's all I do.


K.H. said...


Melanie B said...

A great answer. And some days it feels much more like a cross than others, doesn't it? I need all these little reminders as I battle just to pleasantly put three meals a day on the table. Thank you.

Laura said...

Boy do you speak my language! It's just so much fun when people say, "so why did you even bother getting a PhD if you planned on being a SAHM and homeschooling your kids?" as if the two are somehow mutually exclusive (being educated and being a SAHM). As for the rest of it...the way I look at it, if these five people can't get me into Heaven, no one can!

Lola said...

You wrote this very well and I will reread this enough to hold onto it when I make those Christmas/Cocktail party rounds this year.

I feel dismissed often, but I've just been chalking it up to "offer it up".

e said...

So one response I gave to such a question was, "I contribute to the repopulation of the white race."
They didn't get my sense of humor.