September 25, 2012


sometimes i struggle with sharing completely open and honestly on my space here, but this has been on my heart a lot and i think it's time i let it go.

being a stay at home mom is hard.

there i said it.
i'm just laying it all out there.

 yes, i love spending all day with my baby boy and i wouldn't change it for the world, but that doesn't mean it's not difficult.

sometimes i feel completely undervalued because today we live in a world where it's all about "The American Dream". it's all about climbing the ladder, buying bigger houses, nicer cars, and making more money. it's all about ourselves.

yes, i could be using my college degree and working full time instead of doing the occasional "fill in" job. yes, we could be making lots more money. and yes, at times this is appealing, but at what cost?

is it really going to matter in a hundred years what car i drove or how much money i made?
that house will be torn down someday and that car will make some nice scrap metal.
that money-we can't take it with us.

i'm so thankful for a husband who always brings me back to thinking eternally when i lose sight of the importance of my new role as momma.

there is a soul at stake here.

my son's soul.

nothing is more important than doing my very best to bring him closer to Christ.

so i will spend my days with my son growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ and longing for the day of his salvation.

and i guess i'll wash a dish or two along the way ;)

"As a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
for he knows how we are formed,
he remembers that we are dust.
The life of mortals is like grass,
they flourish like a flower of the field;
the wind blows over it and it is gone,
and its place remembers it no more.
But from everlasting to everlasting
the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,
and his righteousness with their children’s children—
with those who keep his covenant
and remember to obey his precepts." - Ps. 103:13-18

"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." - 2 Cor. 4:18


  1. This is such a beautiful post. It's insightful and sweet, and your attitude is just lovely. It made me smile and think :)

  2. LOVE. You are 100% right. Being a stay-at-home momma is VERY hard. I think it gets overlooked a lot by others. Thank you for this post - absolutely loved it dear. xo.

  3. Thanks for sharing this beautiful post. I can't wait to be a mother and homemaker. I live for the day. Thanks for making me even more excited to do it. And yes, I am sure it is so HARD! But so much more rewarding :)

  4. Loved this post! So true! Forming the soul is what counts most. I love the Psalm 103 verse. I just may have to make a sign out of that and hang it in my house. A perfect reminder. Thanks!

  5. Yup being a stay at home mum is vr difficult, esp when you're looking after a baby (or babies!). I remember crying almost everyday when I was looking after my baby. It's good to talk to ur partner, nvr bottle up ur feelings to urself :)

  6. what a wonderful post full of meaningful words with such a great reminder
    You are def not the only one who thinks or feels this way but your positive attitude and outlook are reassuring as I am about to join your band wagon :)

  7. So true! Thanks for making us stay-at-home moms feel special and important too x

  8. I found this quote on Pinterest a couple of weeks ago and now I know how true it is! My older, wiser sister gave me some much needed advice a few months ago when I was beginning to feel like the maid of the family: Our husbands (she's a stay-at-home mommy too) are able to do their jobs to the best of their ability because they know we are our "most important work" to the best of our ability.

  9. Lovely post! Love the CS Lewis quote too!

  10. This is such an amazing post! Thanks for being honest. I often wonder about that - do I pursue a career right now, or having a baby and being a stay at home mom? I don't want to have a career and drop my child off at daycare every day, especially in the early years. I know people have to, and hey, that's how I make a living right now, but if I have a choice, I really truly want to be home. But I totally see your perspective too. How will I feel in a year or so if I've made that decision? It's not easy! I have a friend who's going through something similar, but wouldn't change it for the world. I'm trying to learn how to enjoy the season of life I'm in, and I feel like I'll probably still be learning that when I get there ; )