I have a friend that is trying to decide what she wants to do right now. She is trying to figure out if she wants to be a stay at home mom or if she wants to go to work outside of the home. This inspired me because I have found that working outside of the home right now would mean working two jobs, for me. Now some people may not agree with me, but I don’t sit at home twiddling my thumbs everyday. There is a lot of work to do around here. Did I mention that there are six of us? That means that there is a never ending load of laundry here. There are always dishes to wash, food to cook, diapers to change, and a person that needs some sort of help with something.
For me, at this stage in my mothering, to work outside of the home would be draining. One of my jobs would suffer. It would either be my family and home, or my job outside of the house.
When my time comes to work outside of the home, my kids will be older and I will be able to handle the load of both responsibilities. I think that will be when all of my children are in school. I know many women can do it and they do it everyday, but I feel it is beyond what I can handle right now. I want to give my family my best and this is how I do it.
To all of the mothers that do it outside of the house, may God bless and strengthen you.
To all of the mothers like me who do it inside of the house, my prayer is the same. May God bless and strengthen you.
To the mothers that are in the process of deciding, may God help you to make a wise decision as you contemplate the two.
We all need prayer, patience, and a bit more wisdom.