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When a house becomes a home

They say, it takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home. True, but it really takes a good lady to manage that home, isn’t it?

Every man dreams of owing a house. Sure, with hard work, savings and a proper financial plan, purchasing a house is easy. But making that house a home, is one tough job. Transforming the empty walls and the open spaces into a warm, cozy dwelling is an art and requires skills. Home is very much like the freshly baked cake – warm, soft, sweet smelling that not only invites you but also makes for a heart-warming, delightful experience.

Home is a haven, a place where you feel secured. Home is that pair of open arms that always welcomes you. Home is the place where you bond as a family, a place to call your own. A home is made up of love, hopes, dreams, values and to take care of such a precious property, every home needs a manager, a care taker, a responsible person to ensure things are running and in place.

Managing a home is not a herculean task, but it isn’t just about cooking and cleaning. Damn, no! A home is like a big project and it requires the person in charge to be in the best of her physical and mental wellness to reach that whole new level of realms of possibilities. It also requires competencies like time management skills, organizational ability, multi-tasking, soft skills like cooking and nurturing, and whole lot of self- discipline and patience. So, house wives aren’t just people who stay at home. Working mothers aren’t people who put their kids in day care to have the best of both worlds. They are people who manage our home. They are people responsible for our daily meals. They are people who work hard to make our lives easy.

At the end of the day, when husbands are back from work, they summon upon their wives and interrogate. Meals are cooked? Yes! Kiddies are fed? Yes! Corners are vacuumed? Yes! Bed sheets are cleaned? Yes! So much that woman does to make our lives better, isn’t it? When we were kids, our Mothers did all that for us. Do you remember? But we were too naïve and busy with our own little things to appreciate as much or even take notice of all she did for us! Today as adults and on this wonderful occasion of Mother’s Day, let’s take a moment from our busy lives to salute our Mother. Let’s thank her for working so hard around the house, for loving us unconditionally and giving us wonderful memories of a place called home that gives us a sense of belonging and a lovely place to go to.

By |May 13th, 2012|ME TO I|2 Comments


  1. anita May 29, 2012 at 2:02 am - Reply

    Yes, it’s really a difficult task.

    • VIWA May 31, 2012 at 3:13 pm - Reply

      @ Anita – Only the woman of the house knows that!

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