It made me think of being a stay at home Mom.
Feeling taken for granted sometimes and overlooked at others.
Then I thought about the "others" that I impact.
The friends of my children.
Those whose Mom's work full time.
- those I give lifts to,
- those I photograph at events their Moms can't make it to
- those I feed, an extra sarmie here, a cooldrink there
- those who remind me of myself, small and battling to fit in, be acceptable, stay below the radar, not to draw attention, being different
This wasn't a role I carved for myself, yet one I fulfill anyway.
Made me think of when I was growing up, the parents of my friends who did the same for me.
A few years late for appreciation, but lets just pay it forward anyway.
Then some additional links you may enjoy:
Janet's post about being where she wants to be - validating the Mom at home.
Organizing your bookmarks at the daily digi.
Sharpening your layouts before posting to the web, Scrapping with Liz.
Story teller spotlighter from Darcy Baldwin Fontography