Here’s number four and I know I might not get a lot of approvals on this one:
I know many mothers may not be ready for this but it must’ve crossed your minds once or twice to be a stay-at-home mum for the sake of your kids. It is a known fact that children grow up better with one full-time parent at home. The presence of a parent the whole day shows children that they truly matter and someone is willing to spend time with them, witnessing their best and worst moments.
I’ve worked and left my kids with the babysitters. I’ve also managed a childcare centre where my kids were with me. But the best times with my kids are when I’m at home with them throughout the day where I can give them my undivided attention. Home is where the heart is and my heart is with my kids at home. I might some day go back to the workforce if that’s where the Lord takes me. If that happens, I just know I will miss staying at home, pouring all my energy into serving my kids’ needs.
Whatever it is, I urge all parents… mothers, especially, to consider letting go of your career and caring for your own kids. There’s so much bonding, so much confidence and self-esteem building, so much love and affection when you prioritise your kids over all other commitments. And when you do something so special for your children, they will grow up to be just as selfless for others. As for the money concern… I believe the Lord always provides.
PS: No… I don’t actually get to sleep during the day like what you see in the picture.
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