I truly believe that it is such a blessing that both myself and my husband get to work from our home. This gives us the ability to not miss the kids functions. It always makes me question the parents that don’t have the ability to do such a thing. They are stuck at the office or work and miss so many of their children ‘s functions. Really they miss so much time in general with their children. I can say that the past 2 years of being home with my boys has been such a blessing. I feel that I know my children better in so many ways. If for some reason one of us makes plans and the boys hear us chatting about it the first question is are you gonna be at my game, rodeo or what ever the function is….the answer is always we will be there…you come first! It goes to show you that parents with the mind set of we can do this… make it happen.
I worked at a day job for 11 years and always had to miss so much. I was made to feel guilty if my kids were sick and if I could not come into work, or if I wanted to take a day off to go to one of their rodeos. I used to sit in my office and dream of ways to get out of those chains. So when the opportunity showed up I ran with it. My good fortune and hard work have proved good enough to bring my husband home and now he is pursuing more of his dreams as well as getting to be a part of his kids lives. Did you know 1 in 5 people work from home now? I know this number will continue to grow in time, probably quicker than most people realize.
I ran into a old co-worker yesterday and he wanted to know if I missed my old job? Well I can tell you I said absolutely not as I sat with my two boys at my side. I am learning that family time is so important and so precious. I would encourage any parent or non parent if they get presented with an opportunity to get to work for themselves at home then do it! Its one of the most rewarding things ever.