Last week I read a post about being a Stay At Home Mom (SAHM).
This post was encouraging all women to stay at home with their children. But this is not everyone’s reality.
Before we got married, before we were even engaged for that matter, my husband (boyfriend) and me talked about children and my desire to stay at home (if I (we) should get any) until they were in school. He was in total agreement with this. Praise God!
Now many years later I am here blessed with the opportunity to be a SAHM.
But you know what? This was the desire we had for our family that we were able to fulfill, but this is not everyone’s reality.
I think we should consider that there are four groups of women when you look at this topic.
1. Some women want to be SAHM but can’t for what ever reason, be it financial, the fact that they are single parents, husband is on disability…some reason(s)
2. Some women don’t want to be SAHM moms, but are forced to be, either by their husbands, economic situations, medical complications of the child…something
3. Some women don’t want to be SAHM and so they don’t.
4. Some women what to be SAHM and do- like me.
We’ve made this choice for our family and I truly believe that we are blessed by this choice. But others will make other choices and God will still work out these things for good for all those who love Him.
Whatever circumstance it is, as long as a person submits to God and allows Him to work, then it will be for their best good.