Thursday, July 9, 2009

I know what I want to say...

I am feeling very uplifted right now. 1) My husband got a call today for a job interview scheduled for next Friday. 2) I am reading a good book and tonight I read a statement that has really empowered me as a stay-at-home mom. I really wanted to type out this statement so I would have it on record. Here it is:

Stay-at-Home Moms are not SAHMs because they're lucky, stupid, lazy, weak, scared, useless, spoiled, frightened, or any other condescending description. SAHMs are SAHMs because they realize the blessing of the opportunity to make a profound difference in their own lives, their families, their community, and ultimately the world as they coordinate the lives of their family members so that no one feels neglected, unimportant, or unloved because of the limited commitment of their parents.

Dr. Laura Schlessinger, In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms, pg 64.

Isn't this amazing? I just love it. I said to myself, "YEAH!!" I love my job. If I didn't stay home I would miss out on so much and I wouldn't be raising my children. I'm really glad for that chance. I'm sure their life will ultimately be my fault, because I blamed my parents once too, but at least I have the chance to mess up their life. LOL!!!

If I didn't stay home would I enjoy the little moments as much? Who knows. Like the day I went to check on my son and found him like this as he put himself to sleep.

Then went back a few minutes later and found this. Our cat loves this spot.

If I didn't stay home I wouldn't be able to go help at the school and be at all the activities during the day. I am grateful for the choice I made to stay home. I also have a love and compassion for the mothers that choose to work out side the home. They have to make a big sacrifice too. They give up a lot as well. I don't know how you guys do it. I'm amazed at all you accomplish. You are good examples too.

I hope I have made nobody feel guilty, but at this point in my life I am grateful for who I am and what I am doing. I am glad to be able to stay home during the summer times and just play with the kids or not play too.

Being a mom is good!


Jada said...

Hey! Just popped in to say Hi! Good Luck on the job interview that is great! Thanks again for the clothes! See ya sunday.

simple country living! said...

Hi Janice!
YAY! Being a mom is the HARDEST job you will ever have in life, but one well worth it!!! You are so right on the $$$! Stay as long as you can because in the twinkling of an eye....they're all grown up!
Good for you!

Cherie said...

Dr. Laura is so smart! And so are you!!

Being a MOM is the best job out there!!

Those pictures are so sweet - those are definately the moments!!!

Good luck on the Job Interview!!!

Ann Marie said...

Amen Sister!
I am very grateful I have chosen to be a SAHM also. In our hardest trials--in job losses and such.. I have continued to do as the Prophets have asked, and we have been abundantly blessed! :)

Hooray for an interview! I pray it goes well!

Dahlene said...

I love being a stay at home mom too. There are so many blessings that come from it. If I worked outside the home I know we would not have the harmony we have now. I am not sure how women who work outside the home do it!! My hat's off to them.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on being able to be a SAHM, I wish I could! I am a single mom with no other financial support aside from my job, however, I made the decision to work part time and make it work with the help of God and here we are.
Many a time I have felt overwhelmed by the financial strain of having a "part time paycheck", however, being with my daughter all afternoon instead of leaving her all day at day care has made a huge difference for both of us.
I wish you husband sucess and will come back to visit often. Greetings from Mexico ~