As a wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend…
You are so important.
Never underestimate your role in your family and in your marriage.
Growing up I always knew my mother was the driving force in our family. She was everything to everyone and everywhere we never knew we needed her to be. I didn’t realize then, but every day as I grow and learn how to be a good wife, I’m forced to think about my mother and how important she is and how much I truly appreciate her.
Now as a wife myself, sometimes I am impressed by how much power/influence I have in my household. Certainly my husband is the head of the household for intents and purposes. He’s an excellent provider, husband, and friend but I’ve really come to realize he’d be lost without me. (Yea, I’d lost without him too…). But I say that to say our roles as women and as wives and mothers is so important. We impact our homes in such major ways. We have A LOT of power. Sometimes it just seems like we have a lot of responsibility, but with that responsibility comes a great deal of power.
Once you realize how much power you have and how truly important you are, you may be less likely to feel [as] unappreciated and more empowered. How? Well think about it, depending on how you run your household; you probably determine what your family eats, when they eat, if they have clean dishes to eat on, etc. Obviously in today’s marriage the traditional gender roles are shared and distributed differently. So even if you’re not the wife that cooks and cleans, one thing I’m sure you’ve learned by now is your mood dictates the mood of the home. Right? It’s crazy how that happens.
Just know that whether you’re constantly cleaning up, getting spit-up on, asked a thousand questions, or solving world hunger, YOU are SO important. It’s a thankless job but know you’re family would be lost without you!