Life

Loving to stay at home with my child, taking care of our home, teaching my child, baking, cooking, and folding laundry doesn’t make me less of a woman. I choose to be a wife and a mother. I choose family before a career. It is the greatest thing I’ve ever done and one of the greatest gifts God has given me.

The other day I was having a conversation with my husband about finishing my degree in psychology and English. It wasn’t a very long conversation, but it definitely got me thinking. My husband has a degree. He is on his last year of seminary and will be getting a call to a church in April. He has an education and has a career.

What do I have? I started to wonder. What would life be like if I actually took those two more classes and graduated?

College wasn’t a fun time in my life. It was stressful. I felt as if I was stuck and going nowhere. Classes were boring. They were easy. I didn’t know what I was going to do with them or what I wanted to do after college. I felt like I was going in the wrong direction, so I took a break and focused on work and writing.

The semester I was going to go back was when I ended up meeting someone, who is my husband now. Things were going really well and two months after we met he proposed. I decided not to go back to school.

We moved to California a couple months after getting married. We had a baby. I finally felt I was where I was meant to be.

Loving to stay at home with my child, taking care of our home, teaching my child, baking, cooking, and folding laundry doesn’t make me less of a woman. I choose to be a wife and a mother. I choose family before a career. It is the greatest thing I’ve ever done and one of the greatest gifts God has given me.

I applaud the women who have big careers, the women who have careers and a family, and the women who are doing what I’m doing-all women. No one should feel like their decision about staying at home with their children, or having a career instead of a family, or doing both is a bad thing. God calls us to different vocations. He has different plans for each of us. It is all a gift from Him.

I’m still writing. I’m still working on my photography, but life has a purpose. My child and husband are my purpose. God gave them to me to love, nurture, and cherish and I love that!

On another note, I’ve not been posting my writing here. I promise I’m still writing! In fact, that novel is just a couple chapters away from being done. Yeah, the one I’ve been working on since April. :] I still read your guys’ writings and love you all.

Love and blessings,

Al ❤