“FEW OF US WILL REACH OUR POTENTIAL WITHOUT
THE NURTURING OF BOTH THE MOTHER WHO BORE
US AND THE MOTHERS WHO BEAR WITH US.”
-SHERI L. DEW
Today's challenge is a good one. One that I need.
Each time I meet someone new or run into someone from the past this question comes up,
"So what do you do?" or "What are you doing now?"
And it depends on the situation, the day, my hormones and how my kids have been behaving how I have answered.
I'll be honest and there have been times that I've used the phrase "I'm just a mom." I don't really like it, but I've used it. And I've been gently (and not so gently) chastised for saying it.
There have been other times that I've loudly and proudly proclaimed "I'm a mom!"
I am a stay at home mom. I worked outside the home when Jona was a baby and it wasn't a good fit for me. Thankfully I have been blessed with an amazing husband who has done everything in his power to make it so that I have been able to be at home with our children.
There are days I love it and days that I totally understand why some animals devour their own young. But guess what? I can't change the fact that I am a mom. So the next time I get asked "What do you do?" I will happily answer "I'm a mom!"
and for always...
"I AM A MOM!"