here's another post my friend gina found on a blog a while back about being a stay at home mom. i don't know the person who wrote the post, but i think she is brilliant!
since i'm talking about motherhood...i watched stephanie nielson on oprah a couple of weeks ago (actually i recorded it and have watched it more than once since then). she is amazing and inspiring. but it is not just because of the accident, she was always amazing and inspiring. she didn't have to have this near death experience to appreciate the things in life that really matter (motherhood, marriage, family, god). she chose to embrace and love these things on a daily basis (even the menial and hard things). that is what made her so incredible and inspiring. i wish oprah would have pointed that out. we shouldn't have to have some huge bad thing happen to remind us what is important. not that it is always easy. sometimes it is too easy to get caught up in the everyday grind. i think embracing and appreciating the day to day things takes conscious effort. i remind myself of that. i think the effort is worth it. i also loved how oprah talked about the wonderful "energy" of their house. as i heard that i imagined members of the church across the country chuckling to themselves because we know it is the spirit of god that the girl who visited felt!
alright, i'm stepping off my soapbox now. way to go moms!