To work or not to work. That is the question. I packed up all 3 kids yesterday and we attended my work Christmas potluck. I loved being among co-workers. I love that we are one big family. When one works in a stressful environment you feel as though you have been to "war" and back with those co-workers. You have been in the trenches with those special individuals.
My husband and I talk about whether or not I will seek employment outside of the home on a weekly and sometimes daily basis. I worked hard to get my masters degree, credentials and pay off my student loans. I was in the workforce less than 10 years. I do have a 401K started and pray that money would continue to grow exponentially.
I love being home with my kids and having a schedule 8am-8pm and that I have control over their schedule. I love that that I have control over their meals and how they are prepared. I love that I do not have to pump breast milk for the baby. I enjoy all the direct cuddles all day long.
And so the dilemma continues, should a woman work outside the home? How many hours? Each family and woman is different. But as I dig deeper into God's word I keep coming back to "Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward in one's youth" Psalm 127. These 3 children God gave me to raise and I want to follow God's best plan for them.