Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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"How many of your mothers stayed at home while you were growing up?"

A majority of the students' hands went up. 

"Now how many of you women are planning on being a stay at home mom?"

My hand went up- and then I noticed that only a few of the girls in my class raised their hands with a few others pumping their arms up and down with uncertainty, but looking as if they are inventing the next popular dance move.

"Just as I expected. . . Times are changing. Staying home to raise children isn't a priority anymore."



I couldn't focus the rest of class.
My heart hurt with the realization that priorities have changed.

I hope my priority is always going to be my family.



2 comments:

~Aubrie Rose.. said...

This is great. We'll be neighbors.

Elise Frederickson said...

I am right there with you! Sister Dymmock came to speak in my ward a couple weeks ago and told us about how she was determined to put her family first even when they had to drink powdered milk. I thought, if Sister and Pres. Dymmock can do it on a seminary/institute teaching budget, it's possible for everyone.

I do wish more people had that attitude though.