This event has really got me thinking. Normally, the one year mark is the time when many moms have to put their child in daycare and go back to work. A lot of these moms are usually heartbroken to leave their young one behind in the hands of strangers who takeover nurturing and caring for their child while they go back to their jobs.
I’ve been really feeling for these moms. I just can’t imagine having to put Abby Fae in daycare. I’m still breastfeeding and she is so attached to me. I can’t imagine having to pump my milk for others to bottle feed it to her nor can I imagine having to get up early and rush to work in traffic after being up through the night breastfeeding.
I definitely cannot imagine missing the milestones of her development much less be in a position where James and I are not her main role models.
We are truly grateful to be stay-at-home parents. We are very fortunate and blessed to be able to cherish all the little moments with our daughter!
But you see, it’s not just a matter of luck…
We are not more privileged than others…
IT IS A CHOICE!
We choose to be in a position where we are in control.
We choose to maximize our children’s personal fulfillment.
We choose to live life by our own design!
Most people think that they don’t have a choice, that there are no other options. Many believe that they cannot afford to be at home with their kids.
I’m here to tell you that there is another way. You do have a choice. There are other options. You don’t have to be trapped and limited.
You absolutely can live life on your own terms! You too can be at home with your children!
Melanie, James & Abby Fae
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