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Things That Make This Momma Proud

Sometimes in my life I wonder if I have really made a difference in my children's lives.  I had a mother that gave up a nursing career to raise her babies.  She never regretted becoming a stay-at-home-mom even when money was tight.  So it never really came to my mind to be anything but a SAHM. 

I had a couple of jobs as a teen.  For a very short time I was a waitress and worked at Arby's.  My "income" was mainly babysitting.  I had a full tuition scholarship to a Christian college in Florida, but never was really interested in becoming a graduate with a degree in anything but an MRS degree.  After a semester I packed up and came home to be a stay-at-home-daughter.  I babysat at home full-time for less than a year.  The the lady I babysat for decided to become a SAHM.  A short time later I became engaged.  You can probably guess the rest of the story...I got married, had babies--lots of babies--and lived happily ever after, right?  Well, the happily ever after part won't come until Heaven, but my life has been blessed.

Last week, Daughter #1 decided to leave her job and become a SAHM!  I am so happy!  Grandson E is happy to have his mommy home also!  Aunt Mimi was great, (Daughter #2), but Mommy is the best!

Today in penmanship class, Daughter #7 had to write a paper about what she wanted to be when she grew up.  I will share what she has written, as it was written including the misspelled words.  (Wish you could see her penmanship, it is beautiful!)

"When I grow up I whant to be a mom.  Becaus so I can take care of children.  I might even whant one or two children!  I just whant to be a mom!"   

I wish you could have seen her sweet face as she presented her paper to me!  Priceless!

I guess I have made a difference and pointed my children to what is important in life.  I can thank my momma for setting a wonderful example and for daughters who want to carry on the legacy.  Most of all, I want to thank God who is faithful to hear the prayers of a mother as she cries out to make a difference in her children and for answering.   
 

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  1. Oh, Christy! This really touches my heart! I can remember going to college because my daddy wanted me to be an accountant and because I had a basketball scholarship. I tried to play basketball, but my knees just weren't strong enough. I went to classes halfheartedly, but I was away from home and having fun and my mind and heart just weren't in it. I dropped out after two years and got married. I had always looked up to my mom and wanted to be like her. Other than working on the farm, my "jobs" had also been babysitting. I loved kids and couldn't wait to have my own! Obviously, I had to get married to do that. That was how I was raised. Although the marriages I entered into were toxic, raising my kids was the most fulfilling job I have had! As I watch my oldest daughter beginning her journey as a mother, I am reminded of a time when she looked me in the eye and said, "I don't ever want to have kids!" I am so overjoyed that she changed her mind. Life dealt us some unfortunate cards, but we were able to survive in spite of and come out stronger! I give my mother a lot of that credit. Without her prayers and example and unconditional love, I'm not sure I would be here to write this.

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