Monday, May 17, 2010

Being a Mom

I read a blog today that really hit home.  I wish that I would have had all the resources that are available today twenty years ago as I was just starting a family and my grown kids were small!  I can't remember how many times people have supposed that I stayed home with my children because I didn't have any skills.  I could never understand why they didn't know that I chose to stay home because my kids need me and it is fun.  I could have done anything I wanted to do and I CHOSE to be a mom.  It would have been nice to know that there was someone then that felt the same way I did.   So here is the quote from the blog Latter-day homeschooling written by Courtney:

"I grew up hearing about how "women can have it all" only to hear as an
adult, that those who tried, found it was impossible.  I guess now the
new saying is that you can have it all, you just can't
have it all at the same time.  I must strongly disagree.  Women can have
it all, and at the same time.  I certainly do.  But it is because
I am a mother, not in spite of it.

Every time I read a book to my children, I am an actress.  Every
time I sing them to sleep, I'm a singer.  When I blast music while we
clean the house, we are all dancers!  I'm an artist every time I get out
the paints or crayons.  I'm the world's greatest doctor, who can heal
anything with a kiss and a hug.   I'm a therapist when they come to me
in tears.  I'm an accountant every time I balance the checkbook.  I'm a
chef when I'm in the kitchen.  I'm a maid, manager, technician and
computer geek.  Electrician, nutritionist, horticulturist, photographer,
movie screener and critic.  I'm a builder, economist, a politician, a
professional complement giver, the "it's not fair" police and a drill

Within my little family I have fulfilled every dream I
have ever had and more!  And since I have added homeschooling to my
list, I'm finding a whole new set of dreams that I am so excited to
follow with my kids.  I get to be a scientist, a mathematician,
theologian, botanist, zoologist, literacy specialist and historian.  I
get to read great literature with them and be a scholar.  With the help
of this blog, I'm now a writer.  I can do anything my heart desires because I am a mother!"

I hope I can always remember this and realize all the opportunities I have and not dwell on the things I can't or haven't done!  Being a mom is really the best and I wouldn't trade my life for any other life.  I am the most blessed person that I know.  I'm thankful for all of my blessings and my best blessing is my family and every person in it that I get to serve and help and love!


Vem desfrutar do Amor de Deus said...

you are the best, the most beautiful choose the best way and God blessed you..I asked a God once that I would like to be mother and he gave me the best son you have the six more gifts from God!!!
love you...

Cindy said...

Thanks Marcia! You are wonderful and Diego is lucky to have a mom who loves him like you do!

Corrianne said...

Cindy! I didn't know you had a blog! I'm so excited now I can keep updated on your fam! You are such a great mom! Thanks so much for mothering me and Jar when we were there last week, you are always too kind! Your family has made such a great influence in my life, thanks so much!