|It's true, mothering has allowed me |
to blossom as a woman.
"Is it ever boring just staying home all day and being a mom?"
No sooner had the words parted from those teenage ruby lips when he profusely apologized for his frankness. Truly Ike has said nastier things to me without a hint of remorse (and been punished for it, thank you very much!) but it was obvious he didn't want to hurt my feelings.
I think it's an honest question. But what is the correct answer? Here's what I said.
"Sometimes it is boring but that's usually because I'm not doing the things I need to be doing."
It was seven and a half years before traded in my ambitious career goals and embraced the job that had been waiting for me - full-time motherhood.
|The day I learned that we were going to be parents! |
Notice the EPT (Early Pregnancy Test) box
the Hubs is holding!
It took two more children before I figured out that the Lord had divinely appointed me to be a stay-at-home parent. I can be a bit stubborn but I was relentlessly targeted. The voice in my heart told me repeatedly that I was "perfect for the job" even if I couldn't see my qualifications. My Heavenly Father was changing me from the inside out...
|Three dudes in suits|
I sincerely wrestled about what to do with my life. It wasn't an easy decision as I recall sitting on our eggplant colored couch with the Hubs in the winter of 1998. Bless that man as he listened and encouraged me. I questioned, what if full-time motherhood was boring? What if I hated staying home with the guys? What if I was lonely? What if my brain turned to mush? The Hubs reassured me that it was going to be ok. And he was right.
|When this kid gives this mom flowers "just because" |
you have to feel good about yourself! ;)
|Three legos and a football champ!|
|Oh and one more thing, I hope I haven't offended anyone, |
this is my personal story of transformation
and I realize other people have different mothering journeys.
PS. I'd love to hear from you. What interesting questions have your children have posed and how you have answered them?