So it's been almost a month since I became a stay-at-home mom. I must say, it has been a stressful month, but a good one! We have been dealing with many MANY health problems, our oldest munchkin started school, and I have been trying to build my business.
I recently read something that got me to thinking, and I had to ask myself this question: Did I do the right thing? Was I being selfish in quitting my job to stay home with my kids? Was I putting too much responsibility on my husband to be the sole provider for our family? Then the guilt came. Maybe I WAS being selfish! I mean, not all moms get the opportunity to stay home. I think that at least once in a working mom's heart has been the thought that they want to stay home with their kids. What mom wouldn't?! But they still work. Should I be working? Then I thought, I am working, what am I thinking! I am working at raising my children to grow up to be respectable adults, to love God and serve Him. I am working at not comparing my situation with other people's--they are not the same!
Yes, we have hard times, but with careful planning and frugality, we always have what we need and we don't live paycheck to paycheck like we used to. We don't get to go out and shop 'till we drop, or eat out every day, or buy expensive things we really don't need, but we are happy! And we cling to the promise given to us in Philippians, that God will supply all our needs according to His riches! As long as we are smart, follow His Word and live our lives the way he wants us to, He will bless us with what we need!
So yes, I think I did do the right thing...and there are three major reasons I know I did: Caleb, Brianna, and Carter. I wouldn't trade the world for them! They mean so much to me, and I am so thankful that God has given me the opportunity to be more involved in the raising of my children. I mean look at that face! Who wouldn't want a buddy like this to hang out with every day? Hebrews says that we should be content with such things as we have, and God is teaching me more and more each day to live life to the fullest, and be thankful for EVERYTHING He has given me!