Thursday, October 2, 2008
a place in this world
Had a sobering thought earlier...by the time Mas is 18, I will be 47. 47?!?! When did that happen? I will finally be able to become a productive member of the workforce again, but no one will want to hire a dried up 47 year old stay-at-home mom! I can see it now...what are your qualifications? Hmmmm...I can change 10 diapers a day, feed an octopus-armed child without it spilling, I can take care of 3 dogs, I can answer phones, take messages, take pictures, play trumpet, pick up a multitude of toys from a vast variety of locations, mow, pick up dog poo, and sometimes make something resembling supper. I don't know what this would qualify me for...probably being a mom! Ironic, eh? While I am blessed to be able to stay home and raise my kids and take care of my family, I can't help but think that my myelin sheath is slowing down and my nerve impulses are starting to dry up...I wish I could challenge my brain a bit more while I am still able. As I struggle to find my place in this world, I guess I need to remind myself that the world needs all types, and I guess this is what I was put on this earth to do. Can't help but think about now that the whole working-my-behind-off-in-college-to-get-my-degree route could have been avoided for my current vocation. I guess hindsight is definitely 20/20.