A Housewife in College


Day’s Verse:

But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course…

Acts 20:24


Suddenly, lately, I have begun feeling the disparity in my situation: married and attempting to maintain an apartment at age 20, yet struggling to complete papers, readings, and the necessary studying to succeed at my Junior year in college.

For instance, this morning I got up and read two articles on rhetoric, marking the text conscienciously. Then as my hunger asserted itself I proceeded to the kitchen and whipped up a batch of pancake batter, which drew the “children” out of their respective warm cubbyholes (bed proper and bedroom, respectively). Each sat down when I placed a pancake on his plate; they ate with rapidity not entirely due to the 45° temperature of the living room. As soon as the last pancake crumb disappeared off the plate, they too disappeared, leaving me watching bubbles slowly pop on the next pancake in line. When everybody finished, two messy plates and sets of silverware remained sitting forlornly, waiting for the cleaning touch of water and sponge, so I washed them along with all the obligatory pots, pans and pancake flippers. Continue Reading >>