I am starting this as a spin off of another thread. I love staying home with my children. Sure, some days are difficult, but I am filled with joy that God gave me the opportunity to serve Him by serving my family.
I liked my previous career. I worked full time, and put my eldest child in full time day care. I eventually cut back to part time, but I was good in my field and opportunities to work more kept appearing. At one point when I worked part time I had a lucrative job offer for full time work and I was very tempted to take it. I am now thrilled that I didn’t.
My family would be entirely different if I had returned to full time employment. Several of my children would not exist if I had. Since quitting work all together my family size has over doubled–what a return on our investment! For the sacrifice my salary, God gave us several priceless human souls. We will rejoice together in heaven for all eternity (I hope) because of this.
It took a little adjusting to staying home full time. And I found it overwhelming some days. I, an accomplished professional, no longer felt that I knew what I was doing. And it drove me to my knees, literally. My prayer life took off like I never imagined. I couldn’t do it on my own, and I had to turn to God.
I hope that other stay at home moms will respond to this thread and that we can support each other as we care for our families 24-7.
Well my little ones need my attention, so I’m going to give it to them now. If I don’t check back here for a while, it’s because I’m caring for my family. But I look forward to reading from other women who share my love for staying home full time.