Please know that if you are home full-time with your children, you will never regret not missing the days. I know some days are overwhelming and difficult and you never seem to be able to catch up. I know there our days when you might be wondering if it is worth the self-sacrifice and all other kinds of sacrifices too.
From someone who has been there, I can tell you it IS worth it. If you made the choice (sometimes having to trust that the monetary sacrifice will work out in the end) feel good about not missing these days-not giving them to someone else, who could never appreciate them as much as you will.
Bask in it all-the sweet, and the not-so-sweet and yes, even the the dirty diapers. Know that you are doing exactly what God wants you to do, and it will pay off, if only in knowing you gave your most precious treasure the bulk of your days. It is NOT easy, but it is so so fulfilling, and I wouldn’t trade those days of little ones home for the world.
Your children want YOU. They want your time and they want their home and they want attention and love and consistency and cuddles and they need to be taught discipline from someone who wants the best for them and cares deeply about their future. We have come so far sometimes in the opposite direction, in knowing our worth as mothers. It’s not always about us, and what we want, and our goals, and our happiness. We can find happiness in the deep gratitude of knowing we are caring daily for treasures we would trade our lives for-happiness is not found out there, it’s found inside, if we are attentive in counting our blessings.