Chera - posted on 03/14/2010 ( 31 moms have responded )
I guess I am a little conflicted here. I used to have a career and once I started having children, I believed it was the best thing to stay at home and care for them. Now I miss my career and that part of my life. I love my kids and I know taking care of them is extremely important too. I just miss that other part of my life, where I was doing something for me too. It is tough though, because my Husband is happy with our current situation and I know it is best for the kids and their safety and well being. But I feel like I want something more than just to be a stay at home mom. I would love to hear opinions from Moms on both sides of the spectrum. Why have you chosen to be a working mom or a stay at home mom? What do you think is best for your kids, family, and you? Would it be selfish of me to go back to work even though our family life is going good right now? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. As for seeking God's Will and purpose, unfortunately I have never felt completely led by Him in a specific direction. I have always prayed and then just made the best decision I thought to do at the time. I don't want to be selfish in my decisions, but because I feel God has been quiet amongst many of my major decisions in life, I tend to just try to do what I think is right at the time. I am very passionate about seeking God's Will - I just wish sometimes He would speak to me like I hear other Christians say when they have heard from Him and knew what there calling was or that they needed to do something because they felt God leading them. I guess what I am trying to say is, if I knew His purpose for my life, then I guess I wouldn't feel conflicted right now with wanting to work vs. staying at home with the kids, I gues I would just know what I was doing is right. Well any thoughts, opinions and advice- would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.