When the Peace Corps adopted the slogan “The toughest job you’ll ever love” they were trying to develop a connection to humankind.
This is a slogan I also have chosen for my own. When I was a new mom, I didn’t have a clue to what I was doing, as I am assured most new moms will agree with. Raising my son and daughter was trial and error. One thing I knew for sure was my commitment to my religion. Born and raised Catholic and converted to Lutheran when I married, I felt deep in my soul that God was a big part of my life. I believe everything happens for a reason. And our Savior gave me two gifts in my children. My job was to raise these little gifts so they can be a giving part of society. I feel very accomplished, as they have proven to be strong individuals who are caring and have achieved great ambitions in their young lives.
A mom's day off is rare and the pay is non-existent, but the reward is great. The warmth of a hug and the satisfaction of seeing these little ones grow to happy, healthy adults was all the compensations I needed.
My children are grown and now starting families of their own and my heart is so full of joy. Now that my daughter is about to experience her first Mother’s Day, I see myself in her and that is the only Mother’s Day gift I need.
Blessings to all the “moms” out there who are loving their job, and doing it their way. Sue