As a stay-at-home mother of some 30 years now I really feel that you mothers who have chosen to be home with your children all or most of the time could really use some encouragement.
From the president's recent insult to the feminists' rants you would think there were no women who willingly and gladly chose this path in life. And yet there are some 10 million of us.
We do not stay home because we are incapable, incompetent or lazy. We stay home because we believe that the very best care that can be given our children is mother-care. We love them more than anyone and we want to be the one to teach them, to guide them, to laugh with them, to love them. Am I right?
And we would not trade the years we have done this for any job whatsoever. In fact, we would not trade those years for the world.
For those who have not seen it, I talk some more about this from a Catholic perspective here at Catholic365.com.