III John 1:4 "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth."
Precious time with this little dude! Having two kids in school full-time makes me realize so much more how precious these 5 short years before kindergarten are at home with my children. I have tried my best to savor these years with each of mine, but I get a bit more sentimental with each one, I believe!
I am thrilled to be called, wife, mom and "keeper at home" (Titus 2). It is still a highly esteemed job title in God's eyes. When we as ladies today are asked our occupation, we can almost be tempted to try to embellish our 'stay-at-home mom' status. But 'stay-at-home mom' is still a great occupation and definitely a full-time job!
This morning, while building blocks, practicing obedience, colors, putting away our things and just snuggling on the couch with our youngest, I looked down at his sweet, fuzzy head and breathed a prayer of thankfulness for the great blessing and large responsibility I have been given.
- I LOVE the privilege of being the one to hear and see all of the 'firsts' in my children's lives!
- I LOVE being the one to teach each child through all those first early moments in life and having a large part in building their foundation as an individual!
- I LOVE hearing that sweet babble and noticing as words begin to form and communication begins!
I know many moms in today's world have no choice in the matter and have to go to work each day. I admire you! I think I would have cried each day that I left my babies in someone else's care. You are amazing strong women, whom I believe God will reward greatly!
If you do have the opportunity to stay home with your littles, and there is a choice, I would highly recommend that you consider it! I will never regret the opportunity of being home with my children. They are such a gift! Do I cherish every moment...No. :) Let's be real, life is messy and imperfect at it's best, with plenty of moments we wish to erase. I do LOVE the privilege of being a wife and mom at all times. Even in those moments I wish to erase, I never wish to relinquish my privileged job title...One of the highest titles, I believe...Wife and Mom!