Thursday, March 24, 2011

Mothers Working For More Stuff

If you have to work outside the home, make sure it isn't just to give your children more "stuff" or to make you feel more secure. There are many things we can cut out of our lives in order to stay home and be home with our children. Dr. Meg Meeker {a pediatrician} said:

   It’s time we mothers square away our relationship with the green stuff.
   It isn’t a living thing; it's just money. After we take charge over
   where it goes, let’s work to keep its power in our lives as limited as
   it should be.

Sacrificing time with loved ones to earn more doesn’t
   make life sunny. And if we really want to live with a sense of freedom,
   we can open our hands and let a little fly away to those who need it
   more than we do.

Earning more to buy nicer stuff for our kids doesn’t
   make us better moms—loving them better does. And as far as enjoying
   real security, there’s only one Being who can give us that, and He
   isn’t green.

Your children want YOU! They want to come home to a warm home with nourishing food being prepared and laughter in the air. They don't want to come home to a cold house with fast food and strife in the air. Nobody can take your place. Nobody.

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.