I was a Work-Out-of-Home-Mom for years, so I appreciate more than I think I can express how much I enjoy the advantages of being a Work-at-Home-Mom. Some days are really hard, though. If you keep up with my Facebook or my 365, you probably already know that our whole family has been taken out by three different nasty cold viruses in the last six weeks or so. I’m pretty sure that we haven’t gone more than a few days without someone being sick. My five youngest were all feverish yesterday. I’m feeling so behind, and this little guy just wanted Mama all day. Each time I tried to put him down for a few minutes, he’d toddle to find me and cry, “Ma, hold me, pease.”
Isn’t it amazing how just touching Mama can make a little one feel better? Being there when they need me is why I choose to work from home, so I put aside work for a while and held this little guy. Work will still get done in time. It might take a few up-until-after-midnight-when-the-kids-are-asleep sessions, but it will get done. In the end, raising these little ones is really my most important “job”. I know from experience that too soon, they’re all grown up and cuddling their own babies.
In fact, today happens to be the 22nd birthday of this amazing young woman!
My first baby, Morgan, is all grown up and a Mama herself now. Isn’t she beautiful? She really is, inside and out. She loves Jesus. She’s firm in her beliefs and will stand up for them in a second. She makes incredibly mature decisions, far more mature decisions than I was making at her age. She’s a great mother who always does the the very best for her daughter. She manages a busy WAHM job, a full-time college course load, and being wife, mother, daughter and sister with grace, and she makes it look like a breeze! Happy Birthday, Morgan! I pray that this new year brings you many joy-filled moments, happy memories and beautiful blessings!