Sometimes, I feel guilty for not bringing home the bacon and just cooking it… and not using my education. Sometimes, I feel like I need to be doing more at church and in my community. Sometimes, I wake up and it’s Groundhog day all over again. Sometimes, I hear the lies people say about stay at home moms rattling in my head (You have an easy job, Why don’t you put him in daycare and get a part time job, Don’t you think he needs to hang out with other kids, What are you going to do when you grow up, Kids that don’t go to daycare aren’t as socialized, Going to daycare builds up their immunity, What do you do all day?) Sometimes….
“Jim Elliot famously said, ‘He is no fool who gives up that which he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.’ Motherhood provides you with an opportunity to lay down the things that you cannot keep on behalf of the people that you cannot lose. They are eternal souls, they are your children, they are your mission field.”
Read more in this blog post: Motherhood is a Mission Field
I need to put that Jim Eliot quote up in my house somewhere to remind me that the work I do at home could be the most important thing I ever do…. in my entire life.
Our society and culture ranks children as the last thing you should mark off of your bucket list. This blog post, from the same woman I posted above, shares more. Where having kids ranks…
I don’t typically acknowledge the stay at home mom haters with a response. I like to remind myself that you “Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you would be like him yourself. If you answer a fool according to his folly, he will be wise in his own eyes. ” (Proverbs 26:4-5) But since this is probably scientifically proven somewhere, my child gets plenty of chances to build his immunity riding in Walmart carts, I will certainly not pay for a daycare to do a trip to the store can do for free.
All in a days work…..