Reflecting Back

About a year ago exactly, I've made one of the best decisions of my life, well besides to marry my husband =). I made the decision a year ago to not go back to teaching in the fall after Kiley was born. We talked about this for awhile, and while it was pretty much clear I was going to stay home, but a year ago I made it definite by letting the school I was at know that I wouldn't be coming back in the fall.

It was a hard decision, and some days I miss teaching and everything that comes along with the job. It's one of the most rewarding positions to have, but I have to tell you that being a Mommy and being able to stay home is the most rewarding job ever.

I'm so grateful that one, we were financially ok, for me to be able to stay one, and secondly, I more grateful that I get to spend everyday with my daughter. I get to see everything new things she does, I get to hear every new sounds she makes, I get so see every new face she makes. I can't imagine not staying home with her at this point. At first I thought I was crazy, but that soon faded.

It may be the most challenging job I ever had, but right now I wouldn't trade it for the world.


Keeley said...

You are so fortunate! I'd love to have this choice... do you plan to return to the classroom?

Emily Malloy said...

Loved reading this!!

It is assuring to me because when we start a family, I want to be home, too! I don't want to miss a single minute. But I'm sure not living on one income is the most easy thing either!

Thanks for inspiring me :)

Jessica said...

I think I will return, just probably once Kiley is ready for school. It's not easy at first Emily, but you get the hang of things and figure out how to save!