You know what, yes, sometimes i do feel like "just" a mom. Does my family make me feel that way? No. This comes from my view of what society says a woman should do. Like this pressure to do more, be more. As if raising two Godly men isn't enough work for a woman.
Where did we get off track as a society? Why is it being a mother isn't valued the same way a career is?
When my children learned that i had a career before them, they were stunned, even impressed. But i want my boys to be impressed that i choose this career. And that they are blessed that i had the choice to stay home with them. i want them to know that not everybody has that choice.
i am owning it, this is my career, i am a mom. The heath benefits are amazing. Hugs whenever the mood strikes. Constant laughter, (medicine for the soul). Snuggles available upon request. Smiles will greet you day and night. "i love you's" flow freely. And made up stories are here to stay.
Oh, and the Bonus pay includes artwork to cover a mountain, and nighttime prayers said by lil ones will warm your heart for years.
Next time someone asks what i do, i will proudly respond, "i am a mom". i wouldn't change it for the world. i love it. it's tiring, and hard at times but what job isn't?
And really what job is gonna tell me i'm beautiful everyday? (thanks Garrett).
"Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from Him."