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Patricia - posted on 03/03/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I have 3 kids. The 1st and 2nd are in the Elementary School. And the litle one stil 16 months old. Sometimes Im feel guilty to left them at home for work. Im not there when they needed me. But I cant quit from my job right now. Help me to face it ....

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Catharine - posted on 03/04/2009

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Awww..Thank you all for the kind words. Everyday I thank God for my son, and my ability to provide for him. I truly believe that God gives you the children that you are meant to have, and I am thankful for having my health and strength to provide for my son.
PS-My Mom loves it sooo much because she gets to spend everyday with her Grandson! It has brought so much happiness to her since her stroke. My son was her angel. xoxo

Patricia - posted on 03/04/2009

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Dear, Chatarine



I am so sorry to heard what happened to you. But from the bottom of my heart I salute you. Because you are very strong to face it all alone. And my warm regards to your mom who loving and caring you and your son. I myself is an orphan since im in a high school. Hope someday our kids will know that the sacrifices of their mom are for their own good.So, let us Thank God everyday for being a working mom. I learned a lot from your story ... thank you and God Bless you all. See you around Chatarine.

Liz - posted on 03/04/2009

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Quoting Catharine:

Hi Patricia,
I know exactly how you feel. I am a single mom, I was with my X for 10 years, and then when he found out I was pregnant, things went downhill from there and we ended up seperating. My son is 3 months, and I had to go back to work at 30 hrs. a week when he was 2 months old. I had to do it for financial reasons, as I do not get any help from the father, and in this economy, EI (Government assistance) money is not enough. My mom looks after my son while I am at work...bless her soul...because I would not be able to afford day care...my mom had a stroke a few years back, so she is limitted to how much she can do, but she still looks after my son really good...she is very loving and caring.
I am in sales, and I often tell my customers that I have a little one at home and they look at me like I am crazy to be back at work already...It breaks my heart, and I feel so guilty, but I have no choice. Every paycheque I get I use towards my son, and the bills...we live paycheque to paycheque right now...it is scary, but I know that by the Grace of God...we will be okay. My son will grow up knowing that his mommy worked very hard to provide him a good life, and in the end, it will all pay off, when he grows up and becomes a productive and successful member of society!!!! The best part of my day is when I come home after work and see my son...:)


Hi Catharine, When my girls were little I too was a single mom and had to work. I couldn't go on Welfare cause my mom raised us on it and she use to say I'd end up just like her. I'd rather work till I die than become my mom. Don't get me wrong my mom is a super women now that none of us live with her but what a mean person with no support for us growing up .You are so lucky to have a caring and loving mom.And I'm proud of you for working.My youngest is 15 years old now and works part time.She has learned from me the value of a dollar, Take care and keep your chin up. Your a great mom.

Catharine - posted on 03/04/2009

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Hi Patricia,
I know exactly how you feel. I am a single mom, I was with my X for 10 years, and then when he found out I was pregnant, things went downhill from there and we ended up seperating. My son is 3 months, and I had to go back to work at 30 hrs. a week when he was 2 months old. I had to do it for financial reasons, as I do not get any help from the father, and in this economy, EI (Government assistance) money is not enough. My mom looks after my son while I am at work...bless her soul...because I would not be able to afford day care...my mom had a stroke a few years back, so she is limitted to how much she can do, but she still looks after my son really good...she is very loving and caring.
I am in sales, and I often tell my customers that I have a little one at home and they look at me like I am crazy to be back at work already...It breaks my heart, and I feel so guilty, but I have no choice. Every paycheque I get I use towards my son, and the bills...we live paycheque to paycheque right now...it is scary, but I know that by the Grace of God...we will be okay. My son will grow up knowing that his mommy worked very hard to provide him a good life, and in the end, it will all pay off, when he grows up and becomes a productive and successful member of society!!!! The best part of my day is when I come home after work and see my son...:)

Patricia - posted on 03/03/2009

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Hai Liz .. Thanks for sharing ... Ya, before go to sleep we are talking and i tell them stories how do I work .. and why I must to do it ... I hope they will understand. Hey Liz .. I have a wish just like you .. win the lotto and quit work haha .. it will be nice, right? And thanks to open my eyes that being a working Mom is can be proud also ... see you around ...

Liz - posted on 03/03/2009

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I know first hand one of the hardest things to do as a mom is go to work and not be with our children. Men do it and don't think twice about it. I just think that I'm teaching my daughter that money don't grow on trees and that I work very hard for the money to buy her nice things and to pay the bills and put a roof over her head. Thats how I face it. Doesn't make it any easier but it helps. I find I tresure the time I do have with my daughter when I'm not working. Sometimes I wish I could win the lotto and quit work, and other times I'm glad I work cause at my job I meet new people everyday and I really like my job. It has it's rewards.

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