Over the years I have struggled with the question “Who am I ?”. Well of course as a stay at home mom and housewife I have always thought what will happen after the kids are grown? Lately for some reason I have been on this search to discover what and who I am meant to be.
As my children get older I am often asked the question “what are you going to do when they are in school all day?”. I always thought that I would stay home but as more people began asking the question the more my mind started going. What will I do when the kids are in school all day? Then I asked myself, is being a mom and a housewife enough? Shouldn’t I do more? Isn’t there a bigger purpose to my life?
Yes, there is a bigger purpose to my life……it’s being a mom and a housewife. I haven’t lost my identity staying home. I’m not sheltered from the world around me. I don’t stay in pajamas and watch TV all day. God has blessed me with being able to stay home and I do have a job. I may not get up every morning and shuffle my kids out the door and hurry to get to my place of employment but I do get up every morning and work all day long. I love my job and I am sad that I ever started to waiver thinking that it wasn’t enough. It’s more than enough! I enjoy cooking, cleaning and everything else that goes along with “keeping a house”. It’s my job. I take pride in my home.
What ever you have decided to do in life don’t let the world around you tell you what you have to do or that you have to be more. Be happy with what you have. Enjoy it. If you are a stay at home mom or housewife be happy and joyful doing it. Fall in love with the life you have been given. Quit looking over your shoulder worrying about what others think of you. When you face each day with a positive attitude positive things will happen. I got in the habit of going through the motions of everyday and I forgot how much I enjoyed “just being home”.
For some there may be more for them than just staying home and there is nothing wrong with that, but for some it is more than enough to be home and either way is ok. Who we are is not defined by careers, titles, and money, it’s what we do with the the blessings we have been given. I am done worrying about what others think and I am done searching for something more. I have everything I have ever wanted and I am going to start to enjoy it. I encourage you to enjoy what ever it is you have been given. Live in the moment, love each day and don’t forget that we may only have the moment’s we’re in so enjoy them!! xoxo!!!
I encourage you to comment on your journey! I would love to hear from you!