Tuesday, November 6, 2012
November of Thanks - Being a SAHM
Today I am thankful for being able to stay home with my children.
Okay, I will never try to say that being a SAHM is glamorous. In fact, if we are all dressed by 10 am, it is a great day. Things run slowly, there are messes, crying and fighting, but I can watch and enjoy my children anytime I want.
I remember working up until my son was born. When I thought about maternity leave I felt guilty. I didn't want to sit at a desk adorned with pictures of my children. I wanted to be living those moments. Like many young families we didn't know how we would be able to afford a new baby on one income.
We took the leap. Okay, it was a bit more complicated than that, but my husband and I decided to try it.
It's not easy. We don't go out as much, I cook at home to save money and our budget is tight, but we are working on it.
I know it is a blessing not all parents can afford these days. So, even though some days leave me in tears or on my last frayed nerve, I am thankful for this opportunity. Yes, I am thankful to stay at home with my family.
What are you thankful for today?