Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Celebrating 10 Years

No - it's not my wedding anniversary I'm talking about - it's my anniversary week as a SAHM. 10 years ago this week, I was blessed beyond measure with the ability to stay home with my children.

I'll never forget the emotions of trying to work and not really wanting to because I wanted to be home with Sarah and my new baby boy. We had been praying that God would make a way for me to be able to stay home and suddenly, it was happening.

As I look back on the last 10 years, I don't regret any of the sacrifices we've had to make. Do I wish we had more $ to take care of some of the necessary stuff? Yes, but I feel that my staying home is way more important than having more $. By my staying home, my children will never have to know what it feels like to be a latchkey kid. They'll always have someone to come home to after school. I'll never have to wonder what my soon to be teenagers are doing while I'm at work.

I teasingly told my husband the other night that since it was my 10 year anniversary, I should get a raise. He lovingly said he couldn't pay me what I was worth! I love my DH! But seriously - I want to celebrate this milestone. I love my children more than anything and want to be there for them and I feel this is the best way I can be there for them. Would it be easier to work an outside job and let someone else take care of them during the day? Some days I have felt that way, but in the long run - no. I cannot let someone else do what God placed in my hands to do.
And I'm about to venture into new territory this next school year by homeschooling my oldest daughter who will be in 7th grade. I sure couldn't do that if I wasn't a stay at home Mom.
Here's looking to 10 more!


  1. Ditto! Sometimes it's bitter-sweet to be a stay at home mom/homeschool mom but so worth it!

    Have a great day.

  2. Went to Feedjit and put Blogs within my area and yours came up. Looks like we may have a lot in common, I am a SAHM to 4 expecting 5 too. Christian as well! God Bless.

  3. I was almost sure you were Apostolic! Praise the Lord. We attend Bro Steve Pixlers church in Ft Wth. Bro Mclaughlins preached for us a couple times. He was a blessing for sure! I live in the Rendon area. You have a beautiful family!

    Carleen M