Monday, June 9, 2008
rain. part II
my good friend dana smith stopped by this afternoon. i was showing her the progress on the house and we were standing in the garage listening to the thunder and rain poor down. it could'nt have been better timing for her to come by. i needed a boost. we started talking about the state of the nation and the world. recently obama's wife was speaking about purpose and acheivement... how if your the mother who always settles to stay home, that's all you'll ever be. kind of casting being a mom off as being second to a career women with "real" purpose. and i think man, having a career is definitly second to the amazing opportunity i've been given to raise a family. a career means nothing in the grand scheme of my life. it makes me sad to think that so much of the world sees life this way. that motherhood is nothing more than a milestone on the ladder of success. i see some of these poor kids that cody goes to school with. they are shuffled from home to daycare to school to daycare and home again. what kind of life is that? i wonder where they get any real affection. you can see it in their little personalities. that they are lacking something. i fully understand that some people are put in positions where they don't have a choice, but i am so thankful that i can be home with cody. i wouldn't give it up for anything. thanks for coming to visit dana and giving my day a different perspective. i love you.