I was asked to speak in church for Father’s Day. This is the talk I wrote and gave.
Something exciting has recently happened in our household . . . . . we welcomed eight baby chicks into our family. My husband often comes home from work and when walking through the door asks, “How are my babies?” – wanting to know how our fluffy little chicks are doing. Seeing my husband care for these baby chicks has reminded me of the fatherly attributes I so admire in him.
LDS Beliefs, My Mormon Life
I’ve never been responsible for an income. I have no idea what it is to have that kind of pressure. The closest I’ve come to it was this past week when my husband and I decided I would need to pay back my student loans on my own.
He’s always been the bread winner and I the stay-at-home mom. Seeing my income will be required for student loans, I’ve wondered how to provide that and still be the mom my children need. I’ve even questioned my major as a viable choice for future employment. I chose my degree to achieve a dream, not an income. Do I need to rethink my future to support family needs rather than personal wishes?
How do we make those hard decisions? How can we confidently choose our futures? Do we have to do it alone?