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I'm 30 years old, married to an IT Guy and a stay-at-home-mom to two spectacularly gorgeous children. While we attend Mass on Sunday mornings, I spend the entirety of the Eucharistic Prayer focused on making sure the baby uses her crayons on the bulletin, not the pew

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02/03/2011

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Sarah in Ottawa

I think that the questioning, followed by the smack-upside-the-head moments, are very common. And totally normal.

In the current Entertainment Weekly (hear me out) there's an article about an academy member who's also a cloistered nun. A former movie star, she entered the contemplative life in the late 1960s, but she'd been engaged before. She and the former fiance are still close friends; he never married and is also a devout, faithful Catholic. Not too long ago, she had a moment when she was wondering "If I'd married him how different his life would have been." MINUTES later - he called, saying "I had the feeling that I should call you. Your choice to follow your call has always been the right one, for both of us." Even cloistered NUNS get that sort of reminder.

It is a HUGE challenge, though, to trust in Him that much. I struggle with it all the time. But I've been so blessed; every time I've turned to Him during a huge decision and actually trusted, it's worked out better than I ever could have imagined. But that leap of faith...so tough. I sympathize, is what I am inarticulately trying to say.

Jen @ The Short Years

Maybe it is the hundredth time, but every time you write about it, I nod my head and say "Yes, Yes, Yes." I am constantly feeling the need to do more--for recognition, to bring in a little money, to be not "just" a SAHM. Even though I'm happier being a SAHM than I ever have been in my life.

Mark

I LOVE this post. So often we have the feelings of, "I must do more, I must BE more," when God is really telling us, "You are already doing the work I've set for you to do (and you're doing a stellar job at it, by the way); be content already." I wish it were so easy...the world makes us think we should want more than the numerous gifts we've already been given, the gifts directly in front of us that we just need to focus our eyes upon and know that we are exactly where we should be.

katie

Why is being a SAHM so under-rated?

This part really hit home for me:

"I cannot stand having anyone tell me how to do my job. I don't WANT a real job and I KNOW how blessed I am to not need one. Being a SAHM is the first job I've ever loved doing, but MAN if I don't wish someone was around to say, "Good work on handling the meltdown in the library! A few more successes like that one and we'll be promoting you to Super Mom!"

Yolanda @ Blaggie Plaggie: Babblings of a Mommy Doctor

i totally go through the same emotional pendulum. you know the funny thing though... i work 2 days a week, and it still doesn't ever feel balanced. on paper, i have the best of both worlds. but it's not a division of labor thing -- it's a heart thing, and God is right there with us as we grapple with who/what we look to for our worth, when all along He is reminding us that He alone gives us worth. thanks for sharing openly.

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