I was a professional woman working my head off, and then I had my daughter. After looking into her eyes, I could not return to work and sentence her to a life in daycare. I walked away from my job and my husband and I figured out a way to live on his income. It wasn’t easy – we were down to one car and lived on base housing, as he was in the military. Some days it was overwhelming, but all I had to do was look at my child’s face to realize it was worth it.
During that time, it was uncommon being a stay-at-home mom, and I was told countless times that I should work simply because I had two degrees and was wasting my education. I have two grown children now, and they have children, and they still tell me that it was great to see me waiting for them when they came home from school. No words can describe how hearing that makes me feel.
Please keep telling young mothers to raise their children themselves and make whatever sacrifices are necessary to make that happen. Sacrifices are not so hard when you look at your children and see that they are happy and all your difficult days are worth it.
Sacrifices Aren’t Hard When You Make Your Children Happy