Thursday, July 16, 2015

On Being A Stay At Home Mom

For the past ten years I have been extremely fortunate on the job front.
As a teenager I had a job that lasted me six years.
In those six years I met my husband and made friendships that I don't know what I would do without today.
The other job I was lucky enough to have was at my families company.
I got to work with my Grandpa, Cousins, Dad and Uncles on a daily basis.
I have been at that job on and off since 2008.
Both of these jobs have helped me become who I am today.

One job I found my family and the other I was surrounded by it since day one.

Not that both jobs didn't come with their cons, because, well, I feel like every job does.
Let's be real, with both jobs I have/had wanted on many ocassions to scream and run out of the building.
I've lost my patience and been super fed up.
It happens, and neither job in any way shape or form was ever perfect.
But even with the parts that I wasn't a huge fan of I feel extremely lucky to have had such great experiences.

I have always known that I wanted to be a Mom, always.
When Oliver was born I absolutely loved the fact that I had the opportunity to stay home part time with him, I would have happily welcomed more, however it just wasn't the right time.
Once we got pregnant with baby #2 the idea of being a stay at home mom was something that I really was hoping I would be able to be one day.

Things started to fall into place and it became a possibility.
At first I didn't believe it was actually going to be able to happen.
I was in the mind set that it was too good to be true and that ther was no way it was actuallygoing to be able to happen.
It was easier to have that thought than getting my hopes up at all.
I've done it before and it's not a fun fall out.
Once it sunk in, I couldn't be more excited and happy for this new journey I am about to embark on.

I'm not going to lie, I'm extremely nervous.
Me. Home. Alone. Two kids under the age of two.
I may quickly lose my mind and patience.
I know at the end of the day I will love it, but I would be lying if I said I wasn't terrified beyond belief.
This is going to be, by far, the toughest job I will ever have.
I can't wait.

I can't wait to be the Grand-Daughter, Daughter, Cousin and Niece to my family members again, instead of adding "fellow employee" on the end of those titles.
I can't wait to watch my boys every single day, be there for all of their firsts.
I can't wait to watch them grow and become young men without missing a beat.
I can't wait to fulfill a dream that I have always had.

I can't wait to be their Stay At Home Mom.

Until Next Time,
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  1. What a great thing for you guys!! I'm sure your babies will love it too! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Congrats! Being able to stay home is definitely a blessing! I planned on going back to work on our next move, but now I have to stay home with miss thang for at least the near future! I'm so thankful to not have to stress about going back to work any time soon. You have two reasons to stay home, so it's even better ;)