The thought that has been on my mind lately, (besides how this nation has already gone to heck in a handbasket, (socialism here we are!!!)) is being a working mom. Don't get me wrong; I love my kids, I love my family, I love what I do and where I work, but finding a balance is tough. I talked with Miss May last night, about me working. She told me that she doesn't like that I work but she is not mad at me. But the dis/comfort in all of this is at 5 years old, she understands why.
I am not going to work to pay off the RV or the ATV's or the SUV or any extra "Neccesities"; as they have become. I am not going to work to pay for a life that we can't afford that includes the mansion on the hill with "the mercedes, sauna and room for a pony" (anyone who watches British Comedies will totally get that).
I am going to work to pay for health/ dental insurance for my family, to pay the rent and utilities and to pay for groceries and clothing. I find that I am a better mother and wife when I work. The biggest reason I work is: to make up the difference that Hotstuff cannot.
"God loves us. He is watching us. He wants us to succeed. We will know some day that He has not left one thing undone for the eternal welfare of each of us. If we only knew it, heavenly hosts are pulling for us—friends in heaven that we cannot now remember who yearn for our victory. This is our day to show what we can do—what life and sacrifice we can daily, hourly, instantly make for God. If we give our all, we will get His all from the greatest of all."
(Ezra Taft Benson, “Jesus Christ—Gifts and Expectations,” Ensign, Dec 1988, 2)
"We have not failed until we quit trying." Marvin J. Ashton
"When Fear knocked at the door, Faith answered and said: "No one is here." Unknown
Okay, I know! I'm getting preachy! Sorry! But the point I am trying to make is that my working outside my home is not in vain. It is a sacrifice I have chosen to make. My balance will come in time as long as I keep going. So why do I feel like I owe the entire world an apology for not being a stay at home mom?