Saturday will mark one whole year since I earned a paycheck! I sure have learned a lot! I can’t believe how fast it’s gone!
Before I got pregnant, when Mike first suggested it, I didn’t really think I would want to be a stay at home mom. When we found out I was pregnant and the further along I got, the better it sounded. There were other factors involved in the decision but I was really excited about the idea of staying home with my new baby. When I put in my notice at work, I was still a little apprehensive. What if I didn’t like staying home? What if I got bored? I was quitting my job, at a time when jobs were hard to find. I didn’t really know what to expect, with being a stay at home mom. Of course, I didn’t have a clue as to what to expect with being a mom at all. It was a little scary!
I’m so very thankful that I’ve been able to stay home with Garrett! I really have enjoyed it! It isn’t always easy. Some days, I count the minutes until Mike comes home, so I can get out of the house by myself, for a little bit. Most days, however, I love staying home. I enjoy extra snuggles before nap time. I enjoy the occasional nap for myself. I enjoy going to the gym and running errands in the morning. I enjoy not having to drive to work during rush hour or construction or snow storms. I enjoy not having to worry about vacation days or sick days. I enjoy putting my energy towards my family.
Being a stay at home mom isn’t for everyone or every family, but for us it’s working out very well. I’m very thankful for the opportunity to stay home with Garrett. I’m so thankful that Mike works so hard to provide for us so I even have the option. I’m thankful that Mike appreciates how hard I work, and all the help he gives me. I don’t know how I would manage without him! I’m so very thankful that me staying home, is important to him and that it has been a blessing to our whole family!