Have you seen the attack on family and more specifically on stay-at-home mothers? It's all over right now especially in the political campaigns. To all you moms out there I say...keep up your hard work!
I have an amazing mother and to say she has never worked a day in her life would be very very wrong. In fact my mother is one of the hardest working people that I know. She is a wife, the mother to 10 children, a grandmother to 4, a song writer, an author, and plays many other roles. Growing up she was always there for me and she continues to be. She plays many roles in my life: mother, teacher, nurse, cook, chauffeur, cleaner, organizer, coach, artist, singer, entertainer, counselor, referee, clown, and most important friend. Thank-you mom for all of your hard work, I didn't realize how much you did for me until I had children of my own!
Here is a picture of my family. Heather and I are the oldest children of the 10. My amazing mother is in the middle.
With that said, I'm so glad for the opportunity I have to be a mom! It is hard work but I know it's the most IMPORTANT work I will ever do. It's a 24 hour job, and I even work holidays! ; ) I hope that I can learn to balance everything and do as well as my mother does.
Currently I work outside of the home 3 Fridays a month as a dental hygienist. I always joke that those 3 Fridays a month are my days off since that is the time I am working and actually receiving visible and immediate compensation. Even though my work as a mother is not rewarded with a paycheck, the compensation that I receive is even greater! It's impossible to put a price tag on the memories and precious moments I have experienced with my family.
Here is a picture of my family!
Here is a picture of Heather's family!