Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Gratitude Challenge Day 9

It 5:30 in the A.M and I am a little tired. I try to get up at this time every day of the week so I will have time to exercise and shower before the kiddos will awaken.Today my husband was up at 4:30 A.M for work. I can barely drag myself out of bed an hour later than that!For this reason today I am grateful for the FREEDOM I have as a stay at home mom. That's right!I don't feel trapped.I don't feel isolated. I feel truly blessed to be able to set my own schedule.Be (essentially) my own boss of how my day is run. I am thankful that God has put a joy in my heart for being at home. I’m grateful that I have such a supportive and hardworking husband who wants me to be at home raising our children.


There have been times during my journey as a Stay at home mom that I have not felt content and fulfilled. I know its Gods will for mothers to be home to nurture and guide her children.Looking back I can see that the times I was not content at home were times that I wasn't aligning my life,my actions and my thoughts with what Heavenly Father wants of me. I was focusing more on what “the world” tells me I should be and want and do. Well guess what,the world has got it all wrong! I am the most happy and fulfilled when I strive (imperfectly) to be who God wants me to be.


Lisa said...

What a wonderful post, I am very happy & content to be at home also.

Our Village is a Little Different said...

I love being at home. I do miss some of the things about my nursing career, but rewards were never so great.

Anonymous said...

It truely is a blessing to be happy with what you are doing.