If you are new to this corner of the blogosphere, here's a quick little pinch of info about me:
Of course, being a mom who works outside the home has it's downsides. Because we don't put my son in daycare (except for mother's day out when it's offered), I really only work on the days my husband is off. And I'm home on the days he is at work. Sometimes it feels like we're "two ships passing in the night." Because of this, I've become very protective of our family time. Then of course, it absolutely hurts my heart to leave before my son wakes up and get home after bedtime. A day will come where I will miss an important holiday because I'm working. Shift work is just not family friendly.
It's such a trade-off being a working mom. On both sides of the coin (SAHM vs Working Mom) there are big sacrifices. For me, I don't see it as trading "time with my son" for "money and prestige." (prestige and nursing? that's a laugh.) Being a nurse is almost as much of a ministry as being a loving momma and wife! It really is exceptionally difficult to spend the day apart from my little guy, and at the same time, I really do feel proud of my contribution to our family. I hope my son grows up to see both his father and mother working hard to provide a nice life for him. With God's grace, I surely hope to be both an awesome mom AND an awesome labor & delivery nurse.