Before I get into this post, I wanted to share this quickly...so last week I received a negative comment on my post about why I homeschool. (Don't go looking for the comment, I already deleted it!) I have a dear friend who also received some negative comments on her blog. I read blogs, and I do come across stuff I don't necessarily agree with, but I just skip it and don't comment. Why ruin someone's day because we disagree on something, especially if I don't know them? Is my comment really going to change their belief? If I am concerned about something they write, I would send an email. That's more private and not left for everyone to read. So, I said all that to say this, if you can't say something nice, don't leave a comment (I'm modernizing Thumper's mom's words of wisdom)! If what I have wrote really bothers you, please email me, so we can discuss it.
Ok, so back to the topic at hand! I've really been thinking about this amazing privilege I have to stay at home and raise my children. I am so thankful for a husband who works hard to provide for our family so that I do not have to work. I realize this is not something every family can do, and not something that every family wants to do. But it is something that is our family's preference.
I believe that it is my job to be a keeper of the home and to raise my children, this also goes with why I homeschool. What an amazing responsibility the Lord has given me by handing me these two hearts and lives to train and raise for Him.
Autumn is soon going to be 11. How is this even possible?!! I have about 7 years left of having her in the home. I am working on some goals for this coming year (yes, New Year's Goals already!!). It's mainly a list of things that I want to teach her: Bible study, cleaning, cooking, etc. I want to do all I can to prepare her for life, not just as a Christian, but also as a wife and mother. When someone asks her what she's wants to do when she grows up, her response is, "A stay at home mom, like my mom." Be still my heart!
Cody is almost 6. I so enjoy having those moments with him throughout the day where he comes to me and says, "I have something for you. It's your favourite." And then gives me a kiss and a hug. I wouldn't trade those moments for any high paying job you could offer.
Being a stay at home mom is an opportunity that I pray I won't ever take for granted. Sure, some days are long, and I can't wait for bedtime. Or I raise my voice more times than I care to admit that day. But when I peak in their rooms when they are sound asleep, I tend to forget the struggles of the day. And as I recover them with their blankets, I give them a kiss on their cheek and just thank God for entrusting me with this awesome responsibility of being a mom.