Stay At Home Parents and Christian Vocation

6a00d83452439069e20120a5c34f78970cBeing a stay at home parent is a praise worthy vocation. It is often neglected or even looked down upon by our society because it doesn’t “produce” anything.

This could not be farther from the truth.

Parents are the single most powerful influence in their children’s lives (even if they don’t realize it). They are responsible for raising up children who know how to love God and love others. Stay at home parents have the unique and blessed gift of being able to spend more time with their children for this end.

As a tribute to these amazing individuals I wanted to post a letter written by Trevin Wax at the Gospel Coalition that was originally addressed to stay at home Moms but I believe could be modified for any parent who stays at home to take care and raise their children.

“Dear Stay-at-Home Mom,

You are a gift of God to your husband and your kids.

But you don’t always feel that way, do you?

There’s a low-level feeling of guilt that creeps into your heart from time to time. Sometimes it bubbles over into tears, usually on lonely, difficult days.

You scan blogs and read books about being a good mom. You find some helpful tidbits here and there, often from women who are grandmothers now. Women you can learn from but who seem to have forgotten the struggle. They seem to have it all together.”

Read the rest of the letter here.

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~ by simplesage on December 23, 2013.

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