Stay at home moms
I am riled up! In recent years stay at home moms have been made to feel like second-class citizens. Like they are not as intelligent as career moms. Well, I take issue with that. And the ignorant comment made by Ms. Rosen who said Ann Romney had never worked a day in her life. Phooey! Let Ms. Rosen raise 5 boys and then tell us what work is.
I am not making a political statement here. I was allowed to be home with my children and I was blessed. I know that there are others who have to work in these economic times. And I get that. There are others who choose to build a career and leave the rearing of their children to someone else. I don’t get that. No one can replace a mom! No one. It is difficult to balance career, home, family & marriage. More and more women who have tried have reported that it cannot be done – something has to give.
Some of you make take umbrage with me. Let me tell you that I have worked an 8 to 5 job. That’s hard work. But it isn’t of equal value to rearing a family.
The liberal left wants the conservative right to allow a woman to choose and respect her choice when it comes to abortion (another topic for another day!) but then they don’t respect a woman’s right to stay at home and choose to rear her children rather than delegate it to another. (Now that is a political statement.) Seems like a double standard to me.
I am so glad my mother, a very gifted and talented woman who could have had a career, stayed home with 5 little Graham’s. She modeled womanhood for me. The lessons she taught me were invaluable. She shaped my life. What is more important than shaping a little life?
I loved having children and being with them. I loved taking them to discover dinosaur footprints in Texas when we lived there. Being a Girl Scout cookie mother. Making birthday parties. Bandaging their hurts. Drying their tears. Giggling over something silly. Watching them discover the wonders of God’s world. And kneeling with them as they gave their hearts to Christ.
No, no career can match that.