Have you ever wondered what makes a person devote much of their lives learning to be a doctor or face danger everyday as a police or fire person? Do you wonder why Pastors give up any chance for a normal life by being on call 24/7 for their congregation? What about someone who does something less heroric? What about a stay at home Mom? I was fortunate enough to be a working mom and a stay at home mom. We started out with me working full time plus at a start-up electronics company. I worked 8-9 hours plus an hour commute each way. I did that until Cassie was 3 and then we decided that I needed to be home. At first I felt home bound and isolated. Then I started to enjoy staying home with my girls. When they were both in school I got a series of part time jobs so I could be home when they got out of school. I got to stay home every summer with them and we had a wonderful time. I was able to teach them about gardening, housekeeping, grocery shopping, and lots of other things. We never got a new car. We seldom had an extra penny but it was worth every bit of the time I spent at home. Our girls turned out to be beautiful accomplished young ladies. Jessica is a wonderful wife and mother. Cassie is a great wife and I'm sure someday she will be a great mother also. Was it worth it? You bet.
A Fresh Start
4 years ago