I have made a lot of mistakes in my life...becoming a mother was not one of them.
When I was growing up I had a hard time turning in "what-I-want-to-be-when-I-grow-up" assignments. "Stay at home mom" never seemed to be suitable answer, but it is what I always wanted. As a college student, I could never select a major, because, let's face it, I was only in for an "MRS. degree." I ended up applying under General Studies and declaring my major as Communications (which is really General Studies in disguise.) As fate would have it, I would meet an incredible man in college, and I would bear two beautiful children...
...then I would spend the next three years struggling with the fact that I was a college graduate that stayed at home and played with Leggos and Barbies all day long. I love my children. Make no mistake; they are two out of the three best things that ever happened to me in my life. But I thought I was capable of more.
The truths of motherhood are quite simple, if I may. I came to a realization: There is no greater gift than that of being able to deliver life, teach, direct, guide, and witness that life becoming a successful component of our society. Don't let anyone fool you. Don't let our society fool you. We do not need to be an independent consultant, to hold important business titles, or bring in paychecks for that matter, to validate our worth as women. We were meant to mother, first and foremost. Are we capable of more? Of course. But let us not lose sight of what we were meant to do.
I am so proud of the women in my life who are able to do it all. I am no less proud of myself to do what I simply know is best: to stay at home and raise my two beautiful babies.
Happy Mother's Day to all mothers, whatever titles they may hold.