I grew up with a stay-at-home mom and I always knew I wanted to be one too. What I didn't anticipate, however, was how the negative comments I got would affect me. I hated people saying I was "lucky" to be able to stay home with my kids. I knew it wasn't luck - it took wisdom and sacrifice! I also knew that those who commented could make the same decision if they weren't so self-centered. I knew all these things, but I still felt "pushed down" and alone in my thinking about the value of being a stay-at-home mom. Then my sister introduced me to you.
Thank you for verbalizing the things I was thinking! You became my personal cheerleader. I didn't realize how much I needed your encouragement until I got it. Thank you a million times for elevating me and all the other warrior stay-at-home moms listening. While I still love listening to you, I don't crave the affirmation as much as I used to. My backbone is strong enough now that I am a cheerleader for other stay-at-home moms. Also, my husband and I recently dropped off our first-born at college, so there's only one now left at home. We will finish raising him and send him out into the world within a few years.
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