I believe that women often have to make really hard choices when it comes to knowing what is best for themselves and their family.
And then sometimes knowing what is best is only half the battle, because then you actually have to have the faith to act on it.
For those of you that don’t know, I have been a full-time working mom for the past three years.
This has been a good season of motherhood.
With the arrival of baby number two, my heart has been wrestling on whether I should stay home or go back to work. There are pros and cons to both.
Both would be hard, but good.
After much consideration, we have made the decision for me to stay home. I know deep down that it is time to “lean out”. Time for a new season of motherhood.
I am going to be a Stay At Home Mom.
(notice how I capitalized my title? hey, why not?!)
Am I afraid? Sure.
Emotional? You bet.
But more than anything I am grateful.
Grateful that I have the choice. Grateful that we have two healthy boys that have made me a mom. Grateful to my husband for working hard to provide for us. Grateful to close family for all of the help, support, and relief they provide.
Will I stay home forever? I don’t know. I do know that in this season of my life, this season of motherhood, home is where I want to be.
Will it be easy? Um, no. This mommy job is the real deal.
This will be hard, but good.
It is tough letting go of my career, letting go of the routine I know, but I am optimistic that new doors will open in the coming years. I will miss the camaraderie of the office, but hey, that is what you are for! 🙂 SSOM is a great outlet for me and you will probably just be hearing more from me here!
Baby Brooks will be three months on Wednesday and I would be starting back to work tomorrow. Instead of waking up, getting dressed up, getting two kids out the door, driving in rush hour traffic and putting in a full day at the office…
I will be home. With my crew. Being a Mom.
Enjoying this season of my life. And I couldn’t be more happy about it.