I was riding down the road heading to the duck pond to go for an afternoon stroll. I was thinking of a conversation I was having with some friends while riding four wheeler’s the previous day. You see, I am a stay at home mom now. I stopped working right before my oldest started school, and now my youngest just started school this past fall. So, now, I continue to stay home to be able to write, keep my house going, and work my horses. Some people are for it and some against it. Some friends like to sneak sly comments in like “I don’t just sit around all day”, or “Well, I help bring in the income”. You know, those type of slick, hurtful comments. Like, you have know clue about my life. My husband tells me to let it go, but well, as I was driving, those comments made their way back into my thoughts. I was in my own thoughts, downing my self for not being farther along than I am right now. Questioning if I was doing enough. Then I thought about my life. My kids are fed 3 full meals a day, the house is cleaned, their laundry is put away. I get them to school on time everyday, well almost everyday. The kids make good grades in school, I get them to their afternoon practices after they have completed all homework and have read at least 1 book. My husband has fresh drawers in the morning and I know he should be truly thankful for that. The fridge is full, the horses and dogs are kept with their food and treats. The kids are always happy and we are always trying to do something fun together. I don’t get paid to do this, nor do I pay or rely someone else to do it for me. Most times, I don’t even get credit for it, and I promise I don’t seek it. I bash myself for not doing more at times, but hey, we all need days off and that’s something I don’t get. My days are near about the same everyday, Monday-Sunday. Non stop taking care of my family and home and I love it. I wanted to be a mom when I grew up, and God granted that wish for me. I always wanted to write as well and have a horse farm, and he’s working on that part now. He knew I needed to be 100% at my mommy job before he entered the rest. Now that the kids are in school, the Lord is working the rest out. I have happy children, a happy husband, and a happy home! That’s pretty dang successful if I do say so myself!