I have come to the conclusion that even though my son will put me in the nut house before too long, I LOVE BEING A MOM! It's the most amazing and fullfiling job in the world. I feel sorry for all the daddy's that cannot connect to their children the way that moms can.
Yesterday, I learned a vauable lesson. I was a little stressed over finances. There never seems to be enough money to go around. But I also realized that my child has everything he needs. He has clothes (although there not all for Sunday's), he has food (I'll NEVER let him starve), He has a place to live (and some kids don't). He's a happy and smart little boy who has the whole world ahead of him. And it's my JOB to make sure that he gets a good start. It's my JOB to make sure that he is loved, and its my JOB to make him a man.
I read somewhere once that a difference between a job and a career is this: "a job is something you have to do to survive, a career is something you want to do because you can." I learned yesterday that my son is not my JOB, he's my CAREER. This is what I want to do. I want him to have everything he earns, I want him to be a strong, intelligent, polite and responsible young man. This is my choice, and I am choosing to make it happen.
Where else are you gonna feel they way you do like when you are with your child? Where else are you gonna hear those funny little snickers and snorts, and laugh with them? Where else are gonna see those goofy dances and funny faces, and wish you had a camera to save them forever? And where else are gonna know that when that little person is in trouble, he's gonna be looking for you? Can you get that kinda gratitude from a job? NO WAY! My son is a career choice.
SO.... this goes out to all the mommies in the world. Sometimes we plan it, sometimes we don't. But regardless of how it happened, our children are our life. We all made the choice. I know its not always easy, and actually mines pretty crazy, but we can do it. Do you know why? Because that little person (or people) in our lives need us to. And we want to. Thats what makes a family. Love for each other.