I’m always floored/stunned by the ‘Shallow Really’,it grieves me to think it always,always, comes out of my own people.Personally, my fellow working moms seems to have more empathy.
Ever encountered this situation?
My son and I were walking around our apartments when we encountered my neighbor,who is also a stay at home mom.
She asked me what do I do and I told her that I was a stay at home mom.
She went on to ask my plans on joining back into the work force,when I politely told her I wasn’t going to.
On went the grilling on why I quit the workforce , for which I completed saying I left it so I could be with my son.Thats when I got an incredulous reaction like ‘Really?’
Really meaning ‘Really,You left your job to take care of your son?’
Long story short.I quickly made excuses and hurried back home.
When I got home,I was so ashamed of myself because I did not introduce myself with pride.
I did not take pride in what I do – ‘Raising a young soul’ and who I was – ‘Mom’.
So I prepared myself just as I would if I were at my previous job,how would I introduce myself.And Just that I did.
Coincidentally , I ran into a similar situation yet again.
This time I gently mentioned that I was already doing a full time job being a mom.
And didn’t think I could handle another one.
I felt so exhilarated at that moment than I ever did in my entire life.
A sense of peace washed over me.
This experience was definitely my mom moment that changed my outlook,that changed the way I parent.
Taking motherhood as job brings more focus,brings more objectivity and more target oriented-ness.
Found this beautiful Printable:#GOTEAMMOM
Hey moms say it loud!Tape it on your bathroom mirror !” I work full time, I am a mom”.This is your introduction. Own it.Take pride in who you are.No one can do it except you.
If we don’t take pride in who we are, nobody else will.
Remember introducing yourself with pride at college as an engineering/medical/mba student etc ,
Remember introducing yourself with pride at work as an engineer/Manager etc.
Why not take pride in those that have higher value,which cant be price tagged,like raising a young soul?
Be the revolution Mom!
Word Of Caution for the wise:
Remember to take pride in who you are and not to be PRIDEFUL.Theres a big difference.Taking Pride in your self means to love what you do,to take in joy in what you do and taking pride in your job as any other career people would.Being Prideful makes you to look down on others,which is detestable in the eyes of God.Whatever we are given or whatever situation we are placed in is by grace,so all the glory belongs to god.
Proverbs 11:2 (NKJV)
2 When pride comes, then comes shame;
But with the humble is wisdom.
5 The Lord detests all the proud of heart.
Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.
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