As many of you know, my last day at my job is coming up soon, one week to go. However, since I was only working part-time, I actually have have 3 workings left. I’m very saddened about it. We had our monthly meeting today and as I sat in that meeting, listening to my supervisor go over the important information of the upcoming month I just watched my co-workers who surrounded me. My heart was sad and tears threatened all day long. Although, I know I am resigning from my job to devote my time to motherhood which is the most important thing I will ever do, it’s still very hard. I will miss my friends. I will miss the camaraderie. I will miss the money. I will miss being part of a team. I will miss that small part of me that was something other than mom for a few hours on a couple different days of the week.
But, I will forever be thankful for the short time I was able to give to that company. I am thankful for the friends that I made. I am thankful for the job that I was able to contribute to. I am thankful for what I learned during my short employment with them. Mostly, though, I am thankful that I get to return to my vocation of motherhood. During all the years I’ve been a stay home mom, it became almost monotonous, able to carry on without much of me. Being employed for that short amount of time really opened my eyes as to the importance of being a stay home mom. I already knew it in my heart, but as the days, the weeks, the months, and the years kept coming and going, it seemed the beauty of it, the significance of SAHM goes unnoticed. This leads to the monotony and the need to feel like you’re making a difference, hence, the job I acquired. Being a working mom put being a stay home mom back into perspective and that I am thankful for.
She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. -Proverbs 31:27
From this moment forward, I will continue to live each day as it comes, take complete advantage of the blessing bestowed upon me from God to stay home, and accept responsibility for encouraging a faith-filled, God-centered home for the family that has also been a blessing.