Saturday, May 21, 2011

this is how we roll....

So I had a pretty crappy day yesterday. 
I mean on a scale from 1 to 10 it was a 15...
I am so hurt and can't get it out of my head. 
So, woke up early, (i am not a morning person..)
one the one day where I could have slept a bit.
 I was looking thru my photos 
and decide to post 

 You see they are nothing special, but they mean the world to me. 
They are just ordinary things that happen on a daily basis that I get to do with my children. 
I was asked yesterday why my 3 year old is not enrolled in school. 
and this was by a woman who has a 2 year old and goes to my church. 
I said ,"No she is not in school, she is home with me."
woman.." are you enrolling her in school for the fall?" 
me.."No, and she won't be going to school,
if she goes at all , until she is 6."
in a condescending tone.... 

I love that my kids are home with me. 
I know that it is a blessing that they are. 
I do not take it for granted because you see 
I had to go out and work with my second, Sara 
I only had 2 years at home with her before I 
had to work 40 some odd hours a week. 
(I was blessed that my sister love and cared for her
at that time for me.) 
It was not my choice to go and work. 
I would never have chosen  to do that.
It pained me everyday that I had to leave her...
I still hate to think about it.)
It has left a tremendous scar upon my heart. 
So, No my daughter who is 3 is not going to be 
dumped in daycare . 

And for those people out there that might say 

keeping your kids home may put them at a disadvantage,
well, here is the thing,
My 3 year old can make a delicious
 egg salad sandwich,
wearing googles and being so excited that she did a good job
and is a great helper.

I love being a Mom. I love staying home and being blessed by my family.
I adore that God has given me 3 amazing children and a fabulous husband.
I love that God restored my marriage to my husband and that I 
got to marry him twice... (u read that right) 
and I love that I have been blessed with the gift to work with my hands and create.
I love that God allows me to stand up for myself and have a voice. 

This is not even what happened to make my day so awful yesterday, but it did happen and
was on my mind... Sorry if I was standing on a soapbox ....but it is my blog.

The End. 


Jen said...

I'm so sorry that happened to you yesterday...all of it. I'm so thankful that God has given you a voice and that you use it! It might make my non-confrontational Mennonite heart skip a few beats when I'm around you confronting someone, but I'm thankful you do! Good for you. It really sucks that at-home-moms get such a bad rap. Why would we have kids if we weren't willing to be the ones raising them(I understand there are circumstances where that is jut not possible)?!? Now there I am on my soapbox!
I love that you have a fighting spirit and are willing to stand up for yourself(and others!). And I hope and pray that the Lord gives you peace about the whole situation.... {sorry for my mini blog post within yours!}

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