Friday, September 08, 2006

Stay-At-Home Moms

Why is it that no one seems to respect and honor stay-at-home moms? Even among family and friends, it's hard to get people to understand my decision to stay at home with Anna. It's as if all people see is an educated person wasting an education and an opportunity to make the big bucks. Does no one see the importance of a daughter having a mom caring enough to sacrifice worldly things just to be with her? Who better to comfort my daughter when she's hurt or sick? Who better to read stories to her? Who better to rock her and sing to her? Who's better? No one. That's the point. The point that I wish people would understand. Life is not about how much money I can make. How many cars I can park in the driveway. How big of a house I can own. What name brand clothing I can buy. It's not about that! It's about knowing that at the end of the day, I am a good wife and mother. So judge me as you will, but I enjoy, yes that's right, enjoy, being at home with Anna. There's no better place for me. So that's why I'll stay right where I am - at home.

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