I never wanted to be a stay-at-home mommy. I worked for over 30 years and I thought work defined me. Then I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The symptoms got worse, my health took a dive and I had to go on disability. My husband and 2 daughters were concerned, but I was determined to manage this horrible disease. I decided my new job was at home being the best wife and mother that God directed me to be. God did not give me MS, but he has made good what was meant for bad.
My husband dotes on me and says I'm much more relaxed...He says I make him feel like the king of his castle. My daughters say I'm there for them more and I am no longer tense. The family really pulled together once I was forced to stay home. Had I known how much this would mean to my husband and my daughters, I would have made the decision to stay home long ago.
The adjustment from the workplace to home was hard. We thought we would miss the money I was making, but we found a way to make it work. 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.
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