My guest writer received so much love! Thank you to everyone who read, shared and took a moment to comment. I was so inspired that she received such love from all of you! It was an excellent reminder that we are all walking through experiences that others can also see themselves in. In response to my guest writer’s post, a reader has written in to share her thoughts. Let’s tune in as she offers a perspective from the other side of the coin! Enjoy!
Dear Guest Writer,
I can not relate…
I am a single mom of two children, who are 6 years apart with different fathers. Neither of whom have played an active role in our lives. In order to make ends meet, I have to find clarity between what I love to do and think about how it will be beneficial for my family, so that I am never leaving my children without. I have to think about these things when making such a decision because in the end I don’t think it should be about me as a parent and what I want, it’s about how will my children be affected as they grow older and sometimes these decisions can be hard to make. I have friends who grew up in a working home and friends who grew up in a home where one parent was always present, and I can say that both groups of people end up on different ends of the spectrum. My friends who grew up with stay at home parents will follow that path…and my friends who grew up with working parents are inclined to follow that path.
My friend who grew up with a stay at home mom, has a hard time working because she wants to stay at home with her daughter. That was all she knew and how she was raised. She later realized that she wasn’t able to do that even if her husband worked. She struggled for a long time trying to figure out what her passion was and had an emotionally hard time putting her daughter into childcare. The life our parents once lived does not mean that is the life we are also going to live. Mom may have scored in the sense that she fell in love with someone who had a good paying job and supports her staying at home. While on the other hand, her daughter may not be afforded the same opportunity. That then results in a roller coaster of emotions both mentally and physically because that is all her daughter knew… Mommy stays home and daddy works.
I am able to understand stay at home parents a little clearer now and can keep an open mind to that fact that our purpose does not have to just be creating a life outside of the home. Whatever choice we make in life whether it is to stay home or work is not wrong, we just have to look at the pros and cons and make the best choice for our family.
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