Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Working Mother's Dream

I happened across a post that brought tears to my eyes today.

Sometimes as mothers we forget the blessings we have through the thick of it all.

When others are crushed by what they cannot have,

and that we so often take for granted

I believe the Lord brought me to it and wanted me to share it with you all:

To Stay At Home Wives and Mothers

Thank you, Lady-In-The-Making, for sharing-and wanted to let you know that myself and the readers on this blog will be praying for you.
Here is a helpful link:

Do You Long to be a SAHM?



Lady-in-the-Making said...

Mrs. Fuentes,

Goodness! I am quite honored that you visited my blog and featured this post. :)

I can honestly say that I feel this way each and every day. I am hoping that God will bring me home. I thank you very much for the link. I also appreciate your posting this so that those women second-guessing staying at home or perhaps returning to work would STAY HOME. There is no greater place for wives and mothers to use their incredible influence for the Kingdom.

God bless you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this. I so wanted to be a SHAM. My husband asked me to go back to work when our youngest was 2 1/2. It was not my plan but when he said he needed my help I went back to work.
There are many of us out there that longed to be stay at home moms. Many that felt pangs of jealousy for those women that had the luxury. And yes there were times that I harbored bitterness that I was required to work two jobs, my ‘pay money job’ and my home.

My boys are now grown and are fine men. I am proud of the men they have become, husbands and fathers. They turned out super even though I worked out of the home. God is faithful. He knew my heart and my longings to be a mom not a career.

Tammy said...

Thank you for a wonderful post. There are so many of us out in the work field. I too have one son grown and one more tean at home. My heart aches and cries to be home. My job is the main bread winner so I have to work. My husband would love for me to stay home but he works in an industry that is seasonal and his health stops him doing other things. Only God really knows all our hearts. He has been telling me to get back to the basics. Maybe my path is heading that way. My first grandbaby is due in 3 weeks and I hope to stay home with her and help take care of her. My son and DIL both work.

Thank you for being a voice for the ones that go to the "office" or "work place" each day for our families. >>>hugs<<<

Mrs. June Fuentes said...

Dear ladies,

I know and understand that many of you are desiring to stay home even though you have found yourself in a position of having to work. I want to encourage you to do your BEST as a wife, mother and homemaker in your current situation and remember that everything I write on this blog refers to you as well as to the SAHM.

Many blessings...

mgoodahl said...

Thank you for sharing this post. I have recently discovered your blog through a friend that would share it on Facebook. This article touched home on several levels.

I wasn't always a SAHM. In fact, I was the main income earner between my husband and I. I was working in retail management, and I hated my job. I was working 70-80 hrs a week, and had very little time to spend with my husband or my children. Our home was in a state of constant disarray, with something always unfinished or undone. I rarely had time for home cooked meals, much less anything else. I even went as long a 5 days without seeing my then 2 children because I had to prepare for an inventory!

But the Lord works in mysterious ways. I was laid off at the end of 2008, and became pregnant with our 3rd child in early 2009. Our son, Atticus, was diagnosed with a rare heart disease known as Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). This meant that he would have to have a series of open heart surgeries between birth to 3 years old. Without them, or a heart transplant, the condition was 100% fatal within two weeks. The complications Atticus faced during the first 5 1/2 months of his life are too numerous to mention in full detail, but to give you an idea, he had 3 open heart surgeries, and exploratory intestinal surgery, and a Cath procedure that went horribly wrong and led to brain bleeds, seizures, the near loss of his right leg, and the loss of the tip of his right earlobe. You can read his story at to see the healing power of God and the power of prayer. I mention all of this because even though I had a son that had terrible medical complications; God has used this situation to let me finally become a SAHM. I am even going to begin homeschooling my oldest in kindergarten this year! Atticus did finally make it home, and is doing wonderful! He just recently turned 9 months old. As strange as it may seem to some, God has blessed me greatly, not only with the opportunity to become a SAHM, but he gave a new appreciation for my children and my husband. Each day is precious, and I am enjoying it fully!


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