Good morning and welcome to March 8th. Today is International Women’s Day.
I am late today in writing my blog because I just had to color today’s graphic in order to include it. Don’t you think it’s pretty?
Every day the app called, “Happy Color” gives us four or so new colorings and sometimes (I’ll try to be honest without being mean), they are slim pickins.
Anyway, I wanted to write today about what a privilege it is to be a mom but mostly what a blessing it is to be one that can choose to stay at home.
Money is tight. And things can get rough sometimes around here, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Being a stay at home mom these past five years has been my biggest blessing and one I’m so thankful for; however, sometimes I think going to work would be easier. And some days I question my sanity. Mainly these moments are brief though, and just times I’ve yearned for more adult interaction.
Adult interaction is key in maintaining stay at home mom sanity. And luckily, that’s why there is a local mom’s group that meets twice a month at a local church nearby. For all of us that stay at home or are on mom journeys of all kinds. It’s a wonderful community of women and one that I visited for the first time (in a long time) yesterday.
Long story short, there I was enjoying the conversations and atmosphere when I started feeling sick.
You know that feeling in your stomach when you know you’re going to throw up and you look around and do the quick math…that’s what happened to me. Where’s the bathroom?!
I was mortified. At least I made it to the bathroom, but for no reason at all there I was sick in the middle of a room full of fun.
My son was so upset we had to leave and just didn’t understand any of it, but I’ll tell you one thing: we will be back! I decided to not be ashamed, (because it could happen to anyone), and I’ve decided to make it a point to return to this mom’s group and show face even though my last experience proved gross and embarrassing. And that to me is gutsy. Call it little…call it what you will…but for me I’m proud of this courageous choice. The puke girl will show her face once again!
Choices like these: ones that avoid isolation is what keeps this stay at home mom feeling alive and free. It’s what makes a mom that stays at home sensible and collected instead of one that suffers in isolation. And Amen to that! Happy International Women’s Day!
“Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.” Psalm 37:3