Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Funny How Things Change

I was going to be a marine biologist.  Then it was teacher.  Then doctor.  Somewhere in there, I was absolutely convinced that i was going to be the first woman president.  No, really, I was.  My Daddy always told me that I could be anything that I wanted to be, and I believed him.  Still kinda do.

So, I've been thinking lately how I never imagined myself being a stay at home mom.  I always knew that I would have kids and that being a mom would be super important to me.  But because I saw my mom do it all (have a full time teaching job, while my dad traveled a ton) AND manage to raise 2 kids pretty darn well, I always thought I'd follow in her footsteps.  

Then, I became a teacher.  I loved being a teacher, but I worked like a dog.  I always took work home with me, both literally and emotionally.  I saw my colleagues literally come in to work in tears after leaving their children at daycares, or even at a family member's house.  I began to doubt my plan... maybe I didn't want to do it all.

Fast forward a few years to today.  I'm the mom to 2 adorable boys and the wife to a truly wonderful husband.  I am the stay at home mom that I never thought I would be, and I plan on being home with my kids at least for the next few years.  Most days, it is exactly what I want to be doing with my life.  Are there days that I would love to be leaving for work?  Sure.  Are there moments when I question my sanity for getting myself into all of this?  Absolutely.  But I chose this life.  And it's turned out to be a pretty darn good choice.  

Besides, who wouldn't want to look at these adorable faces all day long?

1 comment:

  1. I knew you were going to be a great blogger my friend! I love your post and I really love the photographs of your boys!