We may laugh, we may cry, we may curse. It may be thought-provoking or a much-needed no-brainer after an intense work-week. Freaky Fridays are all about a change of pace, oddities, or simply off-topic posts. So let’s get started!
Recently, I left my job of 18 years (which I enjoyed for the most part), to become a stay-at-home mom . I’m not that old, I promise. I started there really young. 🙂
You may remember from my previous post that conception for me was indeed a TRUE MIRACLE. It’s crazy how life is…so many twists and unpredictable turns. Some tragic, some beautiful. Tragic; losing both parents within a few years apart from each other in their early 50’s. Tragic; neither parent ever meeting or holding my son…losing mom within 2 weeks of delivery. Beautiful; becoming pregnant after many years of trying and believing it was impossible. Beautiful; God knowing that I would never recover from the gut-wrenching pain of losing my very best friends within 3 years apart from one another.
My husband is amazing, my soul-mate. I have been blessed to meet the man of my dreams many years ago. But I don’t even know if he alone could’ve brought me from the depths of pain of losing my married parents. Only the power of becoming a mother; with the sole responsibility of caring for someone who depends on you from the moment of conception… something SO much bigger than either one of us, could’ve done this. I am truly grateful to/for my son, like I said, he’s only 2. But little does he know that he is one of the reasons I continue to thrive. That I can be at peace knowing I will once again see my parents. I have to walk without them. It’s painful beyond measure, but doable. Until then, I will experience the beauty of the world through my son’s amazingly beautiful eyes. And I will continue to love a man who has made all of my dreams come true.
Sooooo, from never wanting children, to being a mom of an amazing boy and now a sahm!
It’s still new…it hasn’t yet sank in. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure it’s not always going to be easy with daisies and sunshine. But for me, the positives far outweigh the negatives. And I know I’ve made the right decision! I have been so lucky to have amazing childcare for my boy, my MIL is the best! But, I want to capture every single moment with my very own eyes, and not through someone else’s–there’s just no substitute for this for me. I would rather be dog tired from the hustle and bustle of being a mommy at home, and not from a 40 hour work week.
Sacrifices will have to be made, budgets adhered to, and the unexpected will occur. But my God, what can be better than spending the entire day uninterrupted with the center of my world?
Such an exciting adventure. I’m up for the challenge. I look forward to playgroups, teaching my son (as well as learning from him), clipping coupons and all that the sahm club entails.
How many of you stay at home with your children? What has your experience been like? What tips and advice would you like to share?
My baby and I (and a cute little mystery boy)
Happy Friday Loves, xo!