Reflections of a Stay at Home Mom

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Today marks just over 9 months since I left my teaching job and became a stay at home momma (SAHM).

I have mentioned many times before how one of the main purposes for my blog is to have a “journal” of our life to look back at. I want to reflect on my time in the first year as a SAHM so that I can remember how I felt! I know how easily it is to forget even the most important things in life (I seriously have trouble remembering things from Nora’s infancy if I didn’t write them here.), so I don’t want to forget these first months at home with my gal!

I get asked all the time if I am enjoying being home with Nora and if I miss teaching at all.

The answer to both of those questions is a resounding yes!

Everyday I feel reaffirmed that I made the correct decision to end my teaching career and stay home with Nora. I absolutely love our days together and the fact that I don’t miss a moment! I have been there for all of her big moments, and I have felt like I truly have the biggest impact on her life and development.

I know how fortunate I am to have this opportunity. There are so many mommas who wish they could stay home but can’t. There are some who want to work, and I understand that too. For me though, this was the right decision. I feel so happy to be where I am!

That all being said, there are certainly some things I miss about being a teacher.

I especially miss the people I worked with, and having guaranteed adult interaction each day. I of course miss the kiddos and seeing their smiles each day. I taught elementary Sunday school the other day and had eight kiddos. Which is way more than we usually have in that age group. So I actually had to manage behavior, organize activities, and capture their attention. It all came back to me. And guess what? I loved it! It really made me miss my time in the classroom.

So, yes there are things that I really miss about being a teacher. There are days I really miss it. I think that’s only normal because it was a job that I truly loved. But, I know with all my heart that I am where God wants me to be right now. I spent so much of my last year as a teacher, longing to be with Nora. Feeling guilty for missing out on so much time with her, it really wrecked me. I no longer have to feel that way. And I don’t long for the classroom like I longed for time with Nora.

I don’t know what the future holds. I may have to go back to work when I don’t want to. I may desire to go back to work at some point. I may stay home until all of my kids are in school. I don’t know, only God does.

But I do know that this is where I am suppose to be right now, and I love absolutely every second of it!

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