Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sharing It Saturday, and WOW how inventive was this wonderful woman called Mother...

Stay at Home Mom is a generic term for a Research Associate in the field of Child 
Development and Human Relations:

A woman, renewing her driver's license at the County Clerk's office was asked by the woman recorder to state her occupation.

She hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself. "What I mean is," explained the recorder, "do you have a job or are you just a...?"
"Of course I have a job," snapped the woman.

"I'm a Mom."

"We don't list 'Mom' as an occupation, "housewife covers it," said the recorder emphatically.

I forgot all about her story until one day..I found myself in the same situation, this time at our own Town Hall. The Clerk was obviously a career woman, poised, efficient and possessed of a high sounding title like, "Official Interrogator" or "Town Registrar." "What is your occupation?" she probed.

What made me say it? I do not know. The words simply popped out.

"I'm a Research Associate in the field of Child Development and Human Relations."

The clerk paused, ball-point pen frozen in midair and looked up as though she had not heard right. I repeated the title slowly emphasizing the most significant words. Then I stared with wonder as my pronouncement was written in bold, black ink on the official questionnaire.

"Might I ask," said the clerk with new interest, "just what you do in your field?"

Coolly, without any trace of fluster in my voice, I heard myself reply, "I have a continuing program of research, (what mother doesn't) in the laboratory and in the field, (normally I would have said indoors and out). I'm working for my Masters, (the whole darned family) and already have four credits (all daughters). Of course, the job is one of the most demanding in the humanities, (any mother care to disagree?) and I often work 14 hours a day, (24 is more like it). But the job is more challenging than most run-of-the-mill careers and the rewards are more of a satisfaction rather than just money."

There was an increasing note of respect in the clerk's voice as she completed the form, stood up and personally ushered me to the door.

As I drove into our driveway, buoyed up by my glamorous new career, I was greeted by my lab assistants -- ages 13, 7, and 3. Upstairs I could hear our new experimental model, (a 6 month old baby) in the child development program, testing out a new vocal pattern. I felt I had scored a beat on bureaucracy! And I had gone on the official records as someone more distinguished and indispensable to mankind than "just another Mom."
Motherhood! What a glorious career! Especially when there's a title on the door.

Does this make grandmothers "Senior Research Associates in the field of Child Development and Human Relations" and great grandmothers Executive Senior Research Associates"? I think so!!! I also think it makes Aunts "Associate Research Assistants.


Monday, April 9, 2012

~Wonderful Weekend~

So tell me how was your weekend?? 

We actually felt normal all weekend, horray praise God. 

Saturday I baked and cooked wonderful BBQ ribs they were so yummy too, just as they were done, some friends we had not seen in a while come by, so we were delighted we had dinner ready for them to join us, had a great time of fellowship. 
Oh yeah no Sauerkraut, had FF, carrots, and cukes with onion and vinegar, good meal and such a good time. 

Yesterday was great, I taught SS Jr girls and Teen girls we had a nice class, and all were so attentive, praise God I love it when they really listen, ,my dear husband was able to teach the men's class again too, and had a wonderful surprise he preached last night, was so good, about unity in the church, our church is very good about everyone working together, but some actually have brawls in the church, not good at all, everyone has some kind of heated moment but not constant bickering back and to, God is certainly not in the middle of that. It was his first time since his surgery too to preach, amen... 

So we had a good, tiring, and wonderful weekend; God's hand hath provided. No better way to start out a new week, than to be in the house of God doing what he called you to do. Please pray for some sick in our church, they need a healing hand upon them, several have some really serious problems too, pray if it be the will of God to heal them, he will, thank you a head of time, hope you all had a great weekend too, today is day of rest, after being sick for a while it feels good to feel good, amen.