Tuesday, July 22, 2008


I am grateful for being a stay at home mommy because:

I know what "go go" means (Diego); what "see see" means (Jesus); what "I wanna wead" means (our bible story time).

I get "monkey kisses" anytime I want.

I get to blow bubbles and make her squeal with such innocent joy.

I get to watch her hair glisten in the sun as "we" water our plants together.

I can lay on the floor like a kid myself and color with my girl.

I have a little buddy that loves to follow me and "help".

I know what my daughter is eating, seeing, and hearing.

I get to dry my daughter's tears. I get to hold her hand. She will always know that I will always be there whenever she needs me.

Bathtime is rarely rushed :)

I am raising my daughter.


I (almost) always have an empty laundry basket.

I can listen to praise and worship music all day if I want to. (and I do!)

I keep a clean home where memories are made and fun is had on a daily basis

I get to wear an apron as my uniform ;)
I now see God's miracles and beauty in the eyes of a child.

I have a deeper gratitude and love for my mother more and more each day.

None of these could be accomplished if I was working outside the home. Money may be tight without the extra income, but in my life, I could never put a price on this:

This is what I live for. God has called me to do the best job in the world, which isn't a "job" at all.


Michele said...

This is great! :) I love been a stay-at-home mommy too. Thanks for stopping by my blog & putting my button on your site. :)


April said...

Ahh this made me cry! I hope you know how lucky you are to be able to stay home with that sweet little monkey. Being a mom is the best Job I have ever had! I never understood how much my parents love me untill I met my son!!!

Laura said...

It IS such a blessing to be able to be home and spend all your time with your kids. I LOVE being with my boys!

Megan said...

I got the coupon, but no ink! lol! So were still together on it. :) I'm about to figure something out... i need my printer...

Tasha said...

Aww! What an awesome post! I totally agree! I LOVE being a stay at home mommy! Now if only my laundry basket would stay empty... haha OH BTW. I DO have plans on participating in your meme... I'm just a slacker lately, plus my internet has been retarded and won't work sometimes.... But expect to see it posted Friday! Thanks for tagging me! :)