Sometimes as a mom it's hard to feel valuable. It's often a thankless job. Nobody sees even half of what you do. Work is often paid for with a screaming baby, a temper tantrum throwing toddler, a temperamental teenager, and a husband who just wants his dinner. I once read an article that said stay-at-home moms "should" be earning $162,581 a year. Where are my mom friends who see that in their bank account?
You know something? Our mom value is not in money. Being a mom is the highest calling God gave to women, not climbing the corporate ladder. I am not dissing moms who work outside the home. Each one has to make choices as to what is best for her family. This is for all those who choose to stay at home, those who sometimes feel value less.
Our value was in the little lives you are molding each day. Your payment is all the sticky, syrupy kisses and the I love yous from the lips of those to whom you gave life.
Our value is raising children who become moral, productive members of society. Our payment is seeing those little people grow up and succeed.
Our value is knowing that we have done what God called us to do. Your payment is hearing the prayers of children as they pray and accept Christ as their Savior.
Our value is the part we played in helping our children grow to have a relationship with Christ and want to share that relationship with others so they can have the same. Our reward is…??? I can't answer that. Our reward will come when we stand before God. While I have no idea what that reward will be, I have a feeling it will be worth paying more than $162,581.
Don't ever forget, fellow Mama, you are VALUABLE.