Monday, Monday. Work, work, work. Good morning, Mamma. Are you back at it? Slightly distracted, but at work none-the-less? Avoiding the plates and plates of goodies everyone is bringing in? What a lovely, crazy time of year this is.
I hope today you can enjoy your work. Even be grateful for it. I hope you will take time to look back on the year and realize how far you’ve come professionally. You’ve learned, you’ve grown, you’ve done some amazing things. As you are wrapping up your year, take a minute to pat yourself on the back. Take a minute to thank God for the job that lets you pay the mortgage and buy groceries and get new sets of shoes for ever-growing feet.
Our work gives us an outlet for our grown-up intellectual selves. It gives us power – financial and personal. It makes our lives bigger and richer and challenges us nearly every day. And for sure, our work outside the home can be trying and exhausting and frustrating, and it is still a blessing.
Well done, Working Mommy. Well done, in whatever you do. Nurse, teacher, businesswoman. Cop, waitress, CEO. Good for you, Mamma. You are out there; doing your best, learning every day, never giving up. Good for you.
These lives of ours are complicated and difficult in many ways, but I wouldn’t trade it. My work outside the home has, in many ways, made me a better mother and a better wife. And I am grateful. Oh, there are days, many days, when I wish I could chuck it all and stay home with my kids. But in the end, this extra-challenging life has made me who I am. And I like what I see.
I hope you do too.