This picture not so flattering but best describes #momlife to me. Being a Mom is messy! One minute you are the best most loved person on the entire planet and the next minute they are mad at you. Mad because you put broccoli on their plate, sang to loud in the van, or told them to get dressed. As a Mom you never really know what you are going to do wrong or right next. I am pretty sure the only thing that keeps me sane during the most important job I will ever have is my sense of humour. There is a lot of “funny” in this Mom job!
Last week I had the opportunity to interview for a potential new job. When I arrived at the interview I realised pretty quickly that it was more responsibility then I had initially thought. The thought of a leadership role in the work place scared me but it also intrigued me. By the time I finished the interview I was excited by the prospect of having new challenges in my field. I was under qualified in the aspect that my current job does not involve me managing anyone so part of me expected that I would automatically turned down for this new position. However, I actually got it. I was absolutely thrilled.
Getting a new job opportunity was exciting but the weekends offered to me were the exact opposite of what I needed and had requested. It would conflict with Jordan’s work schedule and I would not just need a sitter but I would need one for two Sundays a month. This meant if I took the job my kids would not be able to go to our church twice a month. It also meant that neither Jordan nor I would be taking them to church twice a month. I am not against working Sunday’s – you can’t be in my field – but I think it is important for at least one parent to take the kids every Sunday. Our faith is very important to us but also consistency is important not only for me but for our kids. I got the job, the new exciting, more advanced opportunity and had to turn it down.
To me this is the essence of #momlife which is putting the well-being of your husband and kids first. It is deciding what is a deal breaker in your family and making that the priority at all costs. Having Jordan and/or I take the kids to church every Sunday is a deal breaker for me. I would not have enjoyed my new job knowing they were not getting church in the morning. As I sit here and help Miss Charlie do her homework I am sad that I had to turn an opportunity down but I am also aware that there will be a time when I don’t have two wonderful kiddos to take to church each week. I nailed that interview and got that job once and I can get it again especially when I am a little older and even more wiser, haha.
Being a Mom is THE most important job I will ever do. I am not always doing this job right but in this case I know I made the right decision for my family. So today I am sad at this missed opportunity but happy with my decision. #momlife