A few days ago, I wrote and posted an article titled, “The Guilt of Having to Work and Not Stay Home to Raise My Child With Special Needs.” I started that article months ago, as I had been wondering if staying home would have been better than working.
As things always happen, I was driving, while listening to one of my favorite financial podcast, where a woman shared her guilt for not being able to work. She is a stay-at-home Mom for her son who had Autism.
Wow! I thought. What a contrast! Where I was feeling guilty about working, this mom was feeling guilty about staying home. As I listened to this woman, I could not help, but to feel a tinge of conviction for my own feelings.
I must say that I believe that this woman is blessed beyond measure. She is home, able to provide her son with the help that he needs, which is a blessing to him. I must also say that we parents who are able to work outside of the home are blessed as well.
I truly believe that God provides our needs. If we have to earn an income outside of the home, He will give us the strength that is required. The same if we are home, caring for our children. God will provide for our necessities and more.
We must STOP allowing guilt to invade our mind, whether for being a stay-at-home mom or working outside of the home. Instead, we must trust and believe that we are in the right place and doing the very best for our children.