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Forced to Be A Stay-At-Home Mommy
Forced to Be A Stay-At-Home Mommy
05/25/2012

I never wanted to be a stay-at-home mommy. I worked for over 30 years and I thought work defined me. Well, one fateful day in May 2006, I was diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis). The symptoms started becoming worse and my health took a dive. I had to go on disability.

My husband and 2 daughters were very concerned, but I was determined to better manage this horrible disease. I decided my new job was at home being the best wife and mother that God directed me to be. No, God did not give me MS, but he has made good what was meant for bad.

My husband states, "You are so much more relaxed," and dotes on me...He says I make him feel like the king of his castle. My daughters state that since I have been home, I have been there for them more and I am not tensed anymore. They went on to say their friends wish their moms were more like me. The family really pulled together once I was forced to stay home. Had I known how my staying at home meant so much to my husband and my daughters, I would have made this decision long ago. 

The adjustment from the workplace to home was pretty hard. We thought we would miss the money I was making, but a way was made by God. He is the center of our lives and we are happier. We all have our trials and tribulations, but any problems seem so small and can and have been fixed. Too bad I had to get MS to find out what I was missing, but I am grateful I have found it! Don't wait until it's too late to appreciate what is right in front of you.

Thank you.

Donna

Tags: Benefits of being a SAHM, Health, Read On-Air, Religion, SAHM stay-at-home mom, Stay-at-Home Mom
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