Are You “Just” a Stay-at-home Mom?
If stay-at-home moms were paid a six figure income, their choice in life would immediately become an admirable, enviable, and sought after profession. It seems if things are "free", or have little cost attached to them, the value is somehow diminished. For instance. My cousin put a range out at the street and taped a "FREE" sign on the front of the range. Day after day, car after car drove past the range. No takers. Then my cousin said, "I know how to get rid of the range!" He put a sign for $25.00 on the range. On the first night after the new sign, in the darkness of night, what do you think happened? If you said, "Someone took the range!", you would be right.
Oddly enough, that is how some people think. If you have ever been or are a stay-at-home mom, you understand what being a stay-at-home mom means. People would say to me, "It sure must be nice to be 'able' to stay at home and take care of your kids … I have to work." My reply would be that I chose to stay home and take care of my kids and do without the house, car, clothes, etc. That was my choice.
A woman asked me once, "What do you do?" I told her that I take care of the kids. She said, "Oh … you're just a stay-at-home mom!" JUST … there is no just when it comes to raising children. To raise a child is one of the most, if not the most important thing a woman will ever do in her life. God made us to be able to nurture and to raise our children. Not all can, or do, but for our family, it was the right decision.