March 12, 2010

To Train up a Child

Today I would like to share about my children. When I was a young mother I had the idea that I needed to work outside the home. I decided to put my 3 month old baby in daycare to start working again. I cried for a week or two. T-h-e saddest day of being a new mom. Right then and there I should have instictivly know that my heart belonged at home with him and my husband should be working. But because I said

" I can do this"

 my hubby took the 'backseat' to working and only worked here and there, off & on. So my son was in dyacare off and on, here and there.  Honestly I LOVED being with my son and hatedloathed working. The WORLD told me I needed to. I never should have listened*sigh*. When my son was 16 month old I found out I was preggers with my daughter and was relieved! I could stay home!!! BE WITH MY SON! As soon as my daughter was born the pressure was on again to 'get back at it'...

I found another daycare closer to home and the people where nice, but my heart wasn't in it. My daughter was 4 months old...

I cried then also because both my babies cried when I left them.
My heart ached when I was away from them and this time the hubby and I where on & off again...
I can NOW say that because of Devine Intervention, we are doing good and we know have a second daughter. I am BLESSED to be able to stay home with her every day. I feel as if I get a second chance to see the milestones and guide her. Other people won't be raising this baby! I L-O-V-E how she clings  to me, needs me, loves me.♥ My husband goes to work everyday and I stay home where a mom deserves to be, after all I was pregnant with her for 9 months...why should others share those precious moments with her and not I?
I leave you now with what the Bible says about children:
'Train up a child in the way they should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.' Proverbs 22:6
I truly belive I am making a good example to my daughters by staying home to be a loving mother.
'Behold children are a heritage from the Lord...'
Psalm 127:3
Our future is raising our children in the ways of the Lord-
and finally Jesus' words about children-
'Let the little children come to Me and do not forbid them, for of such is the kingdom of heaven.'


Anonymous said...

That was heart pulling sweet.. I had to stop a few times to stop myself from crying. You are an awesome WONDERFUL mom. I am so happy you get to stay home with her.. I love you sis

Sarah said...

I'm glad that you are able to stay at home and enjoy your baby, Jess! ;)

Rae Nolt said...

JESS!!! I love this! Oh my. Also, so glad you get to stay home with your baby girl cause I get to see you more! Love your blog!