Motherhood: The Life I…
what are you going to do now that you have
finished high school? Going on to College?
Going to make something of your life? What
do you want to do (read: what career are you
Well, first, I want to be a wife and
homemaker — Yes, I want to be a wife and
What?!?! You just want to be a
homemaker? Don’t you want to do anything?
O, yes, I do want to do many things…
that’s why I want to be a homemaker and
mother and that’s why I want to be
married-to be a wife.
You mean a smart girl like you would
give up all that to stay home and do
O, not nothing. I do want to stay
home, but I assure you, I will not be
doing nothing. I want to stay home
because there is so much to do… in fact,
there’s so much to do, I’m sure I’m
never going to be able to accomplish a
fraction of all I’ll want to do.
I can’t believe you’re going to waste
your life. To think of what you’re giving up
to stay home. To think of the opportunities
you will miss, the places you won’t be able
to go or the things you won’t be able to do.
Kids will just tie you down and will wreck
your body and get on your nerves. Think of
the prestige or the accomplishments you’re
passing up. You’re just going to be a nobody
and not make anything of your life. I can’t
believe you’re just willingly giving up…
seeing how you have such great potential and
So, do you regret that you didn’t do
something with you life - you know, that
decision to just stay home and not do
anything? Are you sorry you never never got
that education or had a good job or made a
name for yourself?
O, no; I don’t regret it at all. You
see… yesterday morning I got to wake up
and say to the LORD and to my husband,
Thank you for choosing me and for making
me a mother. Thank you for a life of
blessings - I could never have asked or
imagined all I have been given, all I
have experienced and all I have been
blessed with - it’s all I never even
knew to hope for and more. Some of the
gifts I received just yesterday? I
received hugs and kisses from eight
children, a daughter-in-love and three
grandchildren. In addition, I treasure
the precious hugs & kisses that came by
three cell-phone conversations.
Riches? Fame? Fortune? Blessings?
O, you don’t even know. I’m very, very
rich. Very rich indeed.
—beyond fortune! it’s inestimable!
O, I could not even begin to count them.
O yes… I’m very famous—in fact, I hear
my name nearly everywhere I go. There
are very few places I can go where one
of my fans doesn’t find me and want to
talk to me or tell me something. People
call out my name every day! I can be in
the store or at the park or the library
and… I’m so famous, even strangers call
my name—they all know me! In fact, some
of my biggest fans call me every day! O,
wait… one’s calling me now… can you hear
Yep, I toldja… it’s all I ever wanted to
be… and everyone knows my name; mother.
A wasted life? Ask my husband —or better
yet, ask eleven children that call me
mother… did I waste my life?