I'm in my home, in constant demand,
Called or touched by some small hand,
My husband needs me, the baby too,
The teens, the middles, it's quite a crew!
I have people wanting my attention all day,
There's barely a moment of peace to pray,
The chaos, the work, constant conversation;
I cannot think of a more gratifying station.
I'm as popular as I can possibly be,
And this life I live is the best for me!
To daily mother and manage our home,
Makes me feel like I sit on a throne!
To be so needed, so loved, so crucial,
There's nothing else could be as special,
I'm popular? Why, yes indeed!
I'm in my home planting good seed!
(Michele Kauenhofen, mother of 12, in het tijdschrift 'above rubies')