Today I want to take a moment to share something about myself... I have learned many things about myself these past couple of months (some I like and some I don't). I have always worked... from the time I was 16 I have always had a job of some sort, whether it was a student internship or a full time job as a CNA. In July I had to quit a job that I found richly rewarding. I worked as a nurse at an OB/GYN's office... and I loved it. Now granted there were days that I didn't think so (whether it be an upset patient or management issues). None the less, I loved it, getting to take care of women in every stage of their life, whether it be having a first time baby or a fourth baby, or dealing with issues that come from having babies... I loved it. I miss it still to this day, months later, getting to enjoy being a nurse. A job that I coveted for years and endured many painless tests and schooling for.
I appreciate the time that I got to take care of others as a nurse and hopefully help them in some way. Now I have what some people call the "thankless job". The stay at home mom job. It is a very tiring one and a thankless one. It definitely has a learning curve. Especially when we threw another baby in the mix, I was just getting it down when she came along.
I am very thankful that I have been given the chance to stay at home with my babies. To have the chance to decide if I would rather stay at home or work. The chance to decide what is best for my family, considering there are so many mothers out there that do not get that chance. I am enjoying getting to see my baby girl grow and change every day. Watching them grow is something I have missed out on. To think two short years ago my three year old was barely walking and talking. Now he will carry on a full conversation and very well I might add... and can safely take himself up and down our flight of stairs (even though momma still gets scared he is going to miss a step one day).
They grow so quickly... just like life passes us so quickly. Instead of wishing it away begging for Friday to get here, we should all just be thankful that we have today. That we woke up breathing, that our family is safe, that our house is still standing, that we have a roof over our head. I am thankful for many things, my children are one of them. Though they cause me great grief sometimes, and I have never been so tired at the end of a day... I can be thankful that I have had the chance to stay at home and enjoy my babies.
I want to wish each and every one of you a Happy Thanksgiving. If you don't celebrate Thanksgiving... I want to wish you a happy day... any day is a happy day that you can sit and reflect on how lucky we are.
Happy Thanksgiving from Mumsitmommy!