Jul 18 2009
Family, kids, relationships- priority reasons for all the mothers who decide to stay at home and nurture their family! Its a tough choice in today’s world full of competition.
I wonder if my mom was working and was never around me around those moments when I needed her most and then I would have never got the right direction in my life. Now being a mother I wonder if I am not around my kid around his growing years then how he will get guidance. Then when I think about myself I have to search out for different ways to keep myself motivating to carry over my job of parenting I am doing. I just thought to look around to search for those motivating moments in life.
I am blessed to have friends who forward me such motivating mails-
“(I am also sharing this with a few men, who I know will understand it)
A woman, renewing her driver’s license at the County Clerk’s office,
was asked by the woman recorder to state her occupation.
She hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself.
“What I mean is, ” explained the recorder,
“do you have a job or are you just a …?”
“Of course I have a job,” snapped the woman.
“I’m a Mom.”
“We don’t list ‘Mom’ as an occupation,
‘housewife’ covers it,”
Said the recorder emphatically.
I forgot all about her story until one day I found myself
in the same situation, this time at our own Town Hall.
The Clerk was obviously a career woman, poised,
efficient, and possessed of a high sounding title like,
“Official Interrogator” or “Town Registrar.”
“What is your occupation?” she probed..
The clerk paused, ball-point pen frozen in mid air and
looked up as though she had not heard right.
I repeated the title slowly emphasizing the most significant words.
Then I stared with wonder as my pronouncement was written,
in bold, black ink on the official questionnaire.
“Might I ask,” said the clerk with new interest,
“just what you do in your field?”
Coolly, without any trace of fluster in my voice,
I heard myself reply,
“I have a continuing program of research,
(what mother doesn’t)
In the laboratory and in the field,
(normally I would have said indoors and out).
I’m working for my Masters, (first the Lord and then the whole family)
and already have four credits (all daughters).
Of course, the job is one of the most demanding in the human ties,
(any mother care to disagree?)
and I often work 14 hours a day, (24 is more like it).
But the job is more challenging than most run-of-the-mill careers
and the rewards are more of a satisfaction rather than just money.”
There was an increasing note of respect in the clerk’s voice as she
completed the form, stood up, and personally ushered me to the door.
As I drove into our driveway, buoyed up by my glamorous new career,
I was greeted by my lab assistants — ages 13, 7, and 3.
Upstairs I could hear our new experimental model,
(a 6 month old baby) in the child development program,
testing out a new vocal pattern.
I felt I had scored a beat on bureaucracy!
And I had gone on the official records as someone more
distinguished and indispensable to mankind than “just another Mom.”
Its motivating in its true sense! Hats off to the person who has written it!
Womenfolk talk about women’s liberation, independence, and other issues but we should definitely not forget to remind ourselves to admire the beauty of being a mother and how important is our job for us.
Definitely its not easy to make sacrifices always, there are times when you want to use your time your own way but your children are waiting for your attention, but we have to remind ourselves that God has blessed us with this oppurtunity to nurture a life and if we do this whole heartedly then we can create happiness around our children’s life forever. Enjoy your motherhood to extreme because time will fly away and you will never realize when your nest becomes an empty one.