Becoming a Mom has been a wonderful blessing, but also a challenging transition in my life. When my husband and I realized it wasn’t necessary for me to go back to work, I questioned myself a million times over, “Am I doing the right thing by leaving my children at home for my career?” or, “Will my children be happy with me as they grow older?”
Rather than start to feel guilty, I wrote a list of my major motivators when it comes to my career: I am my children’s biggest role model, my children will be independent, they will perform better academically (the data speaks for itself), my children will learn to be flexible, starting them off with early lessons of economics will set them up for success, and finally, my quality time with them is special. My list could go on, but you get my point. We all have daily struggles, especially a successful working mother!
Growing up, my mother was a stay-at-home mom. My mother impacted my life by loving me unconditionally and she took my retaliation with a smile (I can say that now). I’m thankful to have a little bit of her in me…well a lot! Today, I get to call her my best friend.
Another good friend of mine regularly reminds me to give yourself grace. Even when uncertainty arises and you begin to question yourself, always remember that you deserve grace. As Mother’s Day approaches, believing in ourselves is what matters. I’m constantly thankful to have a husband that supports me and reminds me daily how proud he is to do life with me. I am even more grateful for the amazing children that we get to raise together.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the hardworking Mothers out there!
“My mother was my role model before I even knew what that word was.” Lisa Leslie
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