Tuesday, August 31, 2010

SAHM, I am

Posted by Heather at Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Today was my last day working at Shoe Show, Inc. One month ago, I turned in my letter of resignation as a Store Planner for Shoe Show in order to stay home with you, Katy, full-time.

"They" say that having a baby changes everything, and it most certainly does. I never thought that I could be content with the idea of staying home, full-time. However, after my three months of maternity leave was complete in May, it was oh, so hard to hand you over to somebody else to care for you, watch you grow up and get to experience all of those firsts! All of the arguments for me to stay home or go to work, came down to the simple fact that nobody- nobody!- is going to raise your child the way you would. You, Katy, are too precious to us to let somebody else raise you!

Now that I will be home with you, Katy, I'll get to experience those firsts with you. I'll get to be the one reading you the stories, feeding you and taking care of you. While it isn't easy work, and it can be frustrating, monotonous and repetitive, I truly believe that it is best for our whole family that I stay home to take care of you, Katy.

The decision for me to stay home doesn't make sense for a lot of reasons- one main reason being financial. When I was working outside of the home, I felt like I was doing too many things and none of them very well- mother, wife, worker. With me staying home, we are now venturing out into the unknown, having faith that this is truly God's path for our lives and we just need to trust Him to provide for our needs.

I am so excited to be able to stay home with you, Katy! I love seeing your baby smiles and hearing those sweet baby giggles. I love watching you learn and I love discovering the world through your eyes. I'm excited to start this new chapter of our lives!


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