Friday, March 09, 2012

A Thankful Stay-at-Home Mom

It is not how life is; it is how we see our life.  Being thankful is a good start to make our lives even more meaningful. 

There is no such thing as "SMALL thing". Some photographs are meaningful even it is just a plain stone or it was a worn-out stuffs mainly because most photographer know which side/angle to capture. Life is beautiful, the world is beautiful, and every day single day is a blessing. Small details left unappreciated although in reality they are the ones that made GOOD-BIG-THINGS possible.



First, I am thankful that I joined the Blog Hopping weekend last night that I ended up reading a blog post “thankful Thursday” this morning.  It got me thinking on what are the things that I should be grateful as a stay-at-home-mom.

My thankful Thursday starts with my daughter; and everything else follows J
For the past months, I have been considering to pursue my post-graduate studies and practice medicine in the nearest future. I only have to complete two major subjects to become a medical clerk but for some good reason I finally decided not to. I just have to deal with “losing my identity” issues  as well as being alienated from the outside world for staying at home and be satisfied with life just by watching a baby grow, noting all her “first-time-moment”. With that, it is not actually about losing identity. It is more of switching identity from a supposed professional working mother to a certified stay at home mother who is available 24 hours in seven days a week—no day-off!

I am thankful that God is renewing His Gift to me every time: A heart filled with acceptance, so that instead of being doomed, I am not; Instead of feeling incomplete that I was not able to fulfil my dream to become a physician, He has given me a promised that I am always complete because I am a mother.

I am thankful that instead of getting frustrated with loads of laundry and endless washing of feeding bottle, I am happy and overwhelmed by the beauty of being a mother.

I am thankful that I am always willing to make ordinary days extraordinary. At the end of the day, I am giving a chance to smile—my baby is sleeping peacefully every night (almost) as if she wanted to tell me she had fun. I am thankful too that because of this, we are always looking forward for another fun-filled day.

I am thankful that my baby is not sick, is not grumpy, and is always happy.
I am thankful that God provides.

More blessing to each and everyone! 


I'm also joining Mommy moments today :) Lately, I realized meeting other mom is rewarding...My first time to join! 
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I provided link to the stories of what happened to us this week:





Thanks God for this wonderful week!


25 comments:

  1. welcome to mommy moments! it sometiimes can be overwhelming being a stay at home mom. but as the years go by, you will cherish every moment you were there with your child. just find some time to continue doing your hobbies and spend some me time. connect with other moms... :) see you around!

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    1. Thanks Mommy Chris:) I'll visit other moms too, Connecting to other moms here online is also of help:)
      see you!

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  2. life is way sweeter when we count our blessings...and your daughter is certainly a blessing to you!! She is beautiful!!
    Good luck with the transition of staying at home.... When I fist stopped working and stayed at home, I joined a Moms club for stay at home moms...it was such a great experience for me...I met friends for me and my kids.
    Good luck!
    I am your newest follower...pls follow back if you can.

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    1. Thanks for sharing. Hearing from a stay at home mom like you is a relief that I did the right decision...I have nothing against working though:)
      I'm following you too and added you to my bloglist so I can visit you everytime you blog...
      see you!

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  3. I can relate to this post SO much! When I had my daughter and became a SAHM while I knew I was very blessed to be home with her I still felt a huge loss of personal identity. I felt like I didn't know who I was anymore. I would actually lay her down for naps and just go to my bedroom and cry. It took me a year before I realized that I could have a life outside of being a mommy but being a mommy was better than anything in the world. I think its that grass is greener moment that we all have.

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    1. hi miss liz! thanks for the visit and reading this post.. I don't know but knowing someone been on my shoes makes me feel good :) it ain't bad to stay at home and look after a child, most importantly taking care of your own child. I resolve not to cry, although I did a lot of times already. Indeed, we mommies won't trade BEING A MOM to anything else :)

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  4. I have so many things to be thankful about and I like thankful people around me. It lesses the power of negativity. Thanks for linking up to Welcome to Weekend Blog Hop. Following you.

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    1. and I'm adding you on my list, I am thankful that I'm starting to meet online mommies:) Thanks for the follow and I'm more thankful that you're here and you can actually share ideas...
      See you:)

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  5. There are those mixed feelings and identity issues for sure, when you become a mom. For the first couple of years, I had wanted to be a mom for SOOO long, that I thought motherhood would be all fulfilling. Then I felt terribly guilty that it was not. I adore my children. But they are their own people and it's not finally fair to them to carry the weight of fulfilling our own identity, if that makes sense. So go back to school and feel great about it! Following from the getting to know you weekend hop!

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    1. Thank you for sharing Sandra :) I'm keeping my options open, there are a lot of possibilities anyway. If I choose to go back to school I will still be thankful about it because I want to be thankful and want to feel great for everything:) Life is wonderful both ways:)

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  6. This is such a great post,Tim. I'm sure many moms, especially new ones, can relate with you. I've been a WAHM for two years now. And sometimes, I lose my cool or gets so tired but I tell myself that I cannot complain because this is what I chose to do and this is the path that I've chosen for myself. Anyway, the happiness that I feel when I'm able to do things for my kids and with my kids are immeasurable, so I'm all good. Life is beautiful and I am thankful I am given this chance to be a WAHM. visiting for HI...

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    1. hi mai, Thank you for visiting my hi:) that is so true, we can't help but just to be thankful with our choices. At some point, we all get confused. I guess that is when counting our blessing can help us: to remind ourselves why we choose to be what we are today.
      I wish I could hear more from you:)

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  7. What a cutie! New follower here. You can follow back at sugarplumsandlollipops.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you :) I'm following you as well :)

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  8. Such an en enlightening post! Being grateful for everything that God grace us everyday.

    I am now your GFC follower.

    My Happiness

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    1. Thank you! I'm following you also :)

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  9. What a cute baby! I'm your newest follower and hope you will follow me as well. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you for the following me
      I'm following you too, and like anyone who followed I'm adding you to my blog list so I can visit you everytime you post:)
      See you!

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  10. thanks for the visit!

    I recently went back to being a stay-at-home mom after five years of working...the Mommy moments that I cherish were those that I spent at home with my growing son...

    visiting you back from MM! ( and following you as well via GFC!) hope you frequent my blog..

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    1. Thanks! I will be visiting you... added you to my blog list:)

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  11. Hi, what a beautiful blog message, being thankful and appreciate of all the blessings in our life no matter how small or how plain.
    Stopping by from the blog hop :)
    Leigh @ oneandoneequalstwinfun.com

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    1. Thanks Leigh! being thankful feels great:)
      I visited your blog, cute twins!

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  12. Like you, I once dreamt of becoming a physician too, but with all the great things that God has continuously been giving me, I understand now that He knows what's best for me :) I'm thankful that He in His wisdom didn't grant me that elusive childhood dream, but instead He gave me something better than that dream - a very loving and caring husband who happens to be a physician :D

    Thanks for sharing this over at Happiness Is. See you there again for another round of happy posts :) Stay happy and grateful :)

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