Ever since I was little I always wanted to be two things – a mom and a teacher.
I had the opportunity to be a teacher when I graduated from college. When my husband and I learned we would become parents, I was so excited. I couldn’t wait to be a mom!
When Hannah arrived, I knew I was supposed to be home with her. Despite this knowledge, I felt like I lost my purpose.
Unexpectedly, the transition from teacher to stay-at-home mom was difficult for me. Gone were the raving reviews and encouragement I received as a result of my teaching job and in its place a beautiful infant who couldn’t interact with me – who ate, slept, pooped, and cried. And I made the crazy decision to go with cloth diapers.
We had just moved to our new house, and I hadn’t met any other moms. It took some time, but I soon started a playgroup. The playgroup relationships provided encouragement, companionship, walking partners, and a realization that I wasn’t alone in this mothering adventure.
I began to find the purpose in my everyday mothering tasks. I learned to see these tasks as gifts. It took the connections to other moms to help find my purpose.
Mothering is one adventure you’ll want to go on together!