One of my Mother's Day gifts from the Colonel was the latest book by
Dr. Laura Schlessinger...
In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms.
I've been enjoying it tremendously.
I wanted to share with you something that just made me stop for a moment and go, "Yes!"
Cleaning and organizing, playing with and teaching my children, shopping and running errands, taking care of finances, doing laundry, taking care of doctor appointments, communicating with teachers, organizing the family calendar, cooking meals, and making our home a comfortable, cozy, and welcoming place for us and our extended family and friends, among other things, is not just being a "stay-at-home mom."
I am making a house a home,
and couldn't be happier with my job.
Sometimes I struggle with staying home and not working outside of the house to provide income. I do have a job and work from home transcribing. But I could be working at a different job, providing much more income for our family.
But then I start to think, how would everything get done if I worked outside of the house? What would my house look like? What type of meals would we be eating? Would I be going through a drive thru more often? Who would take Olivia to her after school job? How would the kids get to their music lessons?
After I sit and think of all the above and a few million more...
...I realize I have the perfect job!
And this is what God has called me to do...
...To be the best mom and wife I can.
I'm going to print this quote out and place it where I can see it on a daily basis to remind myself that yes, this is the perfect job...
...and it's the perfect LIFE for me!
I'm curious, do any of you struggle sometimes
like I do with this decision?