Each of us who are parents have to make many decisions every day, but one of them is critical: who will raise them?
I do not believe the current culture that tells us that we have to send our children to day care because we have to have two incomes. And I think it’s a convincing lie, because our society is constantly telling us what we need to have, where we need to live, and that we have to have it our way now.
The problem is that when we buy into this lie, when we ship our children off to day care and public school we subject them to teachings that are not our own. And we miss things that we can never have again. Sheri reminded me of this in when she thought about all the things she would have missed between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM if she had a job outside of her home.
If you’re a stay at home mom or dad, take the time to treasure those things that you would have missed. If you send your children to day care, sit down and think about what is truly valuable, and how you can work to get one parent the ability to be with your children.
Children are eternal beings, just like you. They will live beyond this life, the things that you accumulate won’t.