"If The Only Prayer You Say In Your Entire Life Is - 'Thank You' - That Is Enough"
Meister Eckhart 1260-1328Christian Writer and Theologian
It is said that when you find the perfect work, it isn't work at all. Some people know what they want to "be" from the time they are children. Others decide somewhere along the way. Some jobs require years and years of formal education and some less. Some find a need a fill it creating entire business empires from simple ideas.
When I was young and thinking what I'd like to do for the rest of my life, it was simple... I wanted to be a mom. I wanted to stay home with my kids and teach them, attend PTA meetings, volunteer at their schools, cook, sew and be a supportive partner for my husband. When I was in High School, I took all the Home Ec classes offered, babysat for friends of my parents and also took secretarial courses "just in case" plan A didn't work out. AND... I was lucky enough to have a husband that made enough money that I COULD stay home. For our early years of marriage and childrearing, my husband was in the Navy and we really didn't make all that much but had medical benefits and were able to shop at the PX, the Navy base grocery store, which saved us a bunch. We were "poor" but happy and made ends meet even if it was barely! I personally believe a mom should have some kind of government stipend for all they do but who knows WHEN or IF they will EVER happen.
So Today, I am Thankful that I got the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom for all those years. I think I made a difference in my kids life. It's too bad things are so expensive now that both parents are basically forced to work to made ends meet. And I'm Thankful that my husband's training in the Navy paved the way for his current position.