Daring to live life joyfully. Thoughts from a wife, mom, empty-nester, crafter, and photographer.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
My daughter said one of the most amazing things to me yesterday. It was just one of those moments you wish you could freeze in time.
When I made the decision not to work after my girls were born, I never really knew what impact that would have on them. I wanted to be fully available to them without the stress of working and being tired. I know it's not for everyone and I don't at all object to those moms who do work. This was a very personal decision and I consider it a blessing that I was able to do this. I may not have been paid in monetary ways, but I reaped benefits that made being home so worth it.
Anyways, Beki's talking to me about her future and her career and then tells me that "the best thing that ever happened to her was that I was home, that I was there for her." It's a beautiful thing to see your grown children growing and changing and beginning to see the world...to see them begin to appreciate the things you've done or sacrificed for them.
I am truly blessed with two beautiful, smart, amazing girls who are becoming wonderful women.
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)