The world seems to be shouting at women that if you make the choice to stay home with your family and raise your children that you will be “missing out” on real life. Sometimes mothers can be made to feel like they are “less than” a real person because they don’t have a job that society feels is a successful position. Even if you don’t agree with this kind of mentality; living in the world we do, we can still be made to feel a little less than valued.
We’ve heard it before but I’m here to remind you that you ARE valued. It is an honor and a privilege to be able to impact a whole generation. And even if you have to work or you choose to work, you can still proudly tell people that you are a mother and that your kids are a priority in your life. I know that balancing a job and taking care of a home must be so brutal. It’s a juggling act that can leave any sane person feeling stretched, to say the least. The corporate world does not value the time a mom puts in at home. They don’t understand the investment that needs to be made into the family.
It seems as if sometimes we see kids as a deterrent. They pull on us when we’re doing all we can to work and be there for them; they sidetrack us when we give up everything to raise them. But I’m here to tell you that kids are NOT a deterrent. They are a blessing.
Children will be able to teach you more about yourself, your values and your worldviews than any corporate job ever could. And children can teach you to dream again when you think you’ve given up on your own. They are a built-in blessing that God has given each one of us.
No matter how the world views mothers or thinks that women are “missing out” on life when they choose to spend time with their families; they are wrong. It’s good to remember that.
~ Dionna Sanchez