Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The most important thing is STILL the most important thing

Recently I have had decision-making and a gamut of emotions related to my choice to make caring for my children my full-time work.

I thought I had made that choice when I left my job 10 years ago.  But some choices you have to make again and again.

Sometimes I start to think that the only answer (when medical bills come in, insurance comes due, more groceries are needed, we'd like to take a trip, the car breaks down, we need supplies to fix something on our house, etc.) is for me to get a job.  But what I've come to learn, that my place here is important.  

Important in my children's lives and in the greater plan God has for my life.  Someday I may work.  Maybe soon, maybe not.  But today I am here.  And it is richly rewarding to watch my son play legos while I am holding him and breathe in the scent of his head, and know that he is still the most important thing. 


  1. Good for you!!!! I feel the same way...I try hard to stay balanced and stop working by the time the kids get home from school, and keep my work to 2-3 days per week. If you ever make it to Utah- let me know and I'll set you up at our cabin for a few nights.

  2. You only get one chance to watch your children grow. There are no do-overs when they're grown. You won't regret it.

  3. I read a quote somewhere that said "Motherhood is a choice you make every day." And I like to think about that. I might have made the choice not to work long ago, but every day I have to decide to take full advantage of that choice.

  4. I feel this way all the time! Especially as my husband will be switching professions soon, we want to save up for a house, and it looks like we'll be moving in with my parents soon for a few months. I really want to help financially and getting a job always comes to mind, but I totally agree with you that staying home is the most important thing. I couldn't bear being separated from my girls for long hours of the day. I'm glad I get to be at home with my girls even if that means making lots of harder financial decisions.


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