Thursday, September 13, 2012

I am a Mother

School was exhausting and choosing to finish was one of the hardest decisions I have had to make.

I recently {it may have been just this very morning} interviewed for a nursing position in which I felt a little discriminated against because my resume didn't include any recent work experience.  The first question they asked, "Have you never worked?"  
Of course I have worked.  
Anyone who knows me can testify that I am a hard worker! 
Since I was old enough to work, I have; Babysitting (10yrs) San Juan Unified School District doing filing and filling substitute positions (12yrs), Old Navy (15yrs) Rollingwood Racquet Club (16-19yrs), Marketing Alley briefly (18yrs), Circuit City (19-22yrs), Cleaned houses (22-25yrs until Carson was born and then I started nursing school).  

I failed to mention these on my resume because they aren't relevant to obtaining a nursing job and I didn't include mom and housewife {although they are the hardest jobs I have and will EVER do}because I didn't think it was necessary. 

 I also was a bit upset over having to explain myself as to why I am choosing to stay home and that in fact, after I get a little experience in the nursing field I intend to focus my attention on my children, not a career.  

I don't understand why professionals can't understand this concept. Dang feminists.
Why is motherhood viewed as unpopular and old fashioned?

I love the quote by N. Eldon Tanner
" A mother has far greater influence on her children than anyone else, and she must realize that every word she speaks, every act, every response, her attitude, even her manner of dress affect the lives...of her children and the whole family.  It is while the child is in the home that he gains from his mother the contribution he will make to society."

Although lately I have been physically and mentally exhausted taking care of three small children, it is not something I would trade or regret doing when I am old.  I love being home when Carson walks through the door from kindergarten and he can't stop talking about his day, I enjoy being able to spend time with Caitlin teaching her things that only a mother can and I am fortunate to be able to watch Owen as he explores the big world around him.  

I may be a nurse but I am a mother first.


Carrie said...

Love it. Well said. How dare they judge you. Dang Feminists.

Carrie said...

p.s...rain gutter regatta is very common in scouts...cannot take credit for that one;)