Mother's Day

Here it is again, a special day for moms...Mother's Day.  It is one of those days that most moms look forward to because their children tend to come home to visit or at least call.  I know that my children may think it is more about the gift, but that isn't what makes it a special day for me.  I do enjoy the gifts and gifts are my love language, but it is the mom part that is special to me.  I get to be someone's mom.  Silly, huh?  I know that many women in the last generation fought to escape that perceived trap.  I think they missed it.  Being a mom has been one of the best things in my life.  It isn't because I didn't get the perceived glamorous career either.  I was in the workforce.  I had a job that I enjoyed.  I stopped working against my will at the time (its a long story) but it was one of the best things that ever happened to me.  Sometimes the right to choose is not the best thing for us, despite all the press.  Being a mom is great.  It does have many hard, frustrating, tiring days attached to that job but the good days and the triumphs outweigh any bad.  Getting to stay at home with my children was a privilege.  I am so thankful that I did and I do not regret it.  I am not bashing those moms that worked (there were times I worked too).  Sometimes we have to wear every cap, but if you are one of those moms who can and you are wondering if it is worth it, then let me help you over the edge.  It is worth it.  It wasn't always easy financially, but I discovered in those years how to make it work and I discovered that in many cases I can show people on paper how it is actually better for their family financially for a parent to stay at home with the kids.  Regardless of whether you are a stay at home mom or a working mom, let me say Hooray to all of you and Happy Mother's Day!
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