In my previous (6 yr)
I've often thought things were backwards. In youth, we should have tons of money and leisure while we have energy to spend them, living a retiree's life in our 20s, then begin working in our mid-30s when we've matured a bit.
I am so glad you like being at home!
I agree with everything you said. I have been also through a lot from being a war child to losing people closest to me. I am sure it still cannot compare to what you and your family are going through and I am really sorry and I will say a prayer for your son. I know for sure that when I have children that I will also want to be home with them. It is very upsetting that when a woman decides to be SAH with or without children, she is sometimes judged. I guess I should not really care what others think. I know what is important to me and my husband and I hope that when we do have children that we can live comfortably on one income because I want to be home with my children.
"If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing."-- Kingsley Amis, British novelist, 1971 t .
I am very sorry for what your son has had to go through and wish him a full and lasting remission.
At the same time, I have to say that especially in times of medical crisis, and we have had some, I am very grateful for having some level of financial security and knowing that I have the means to obtain good health care for my child and for us so we can continue to parent her.
As for the rest, what matters to me is to be a good parent and that my child can trust me and rely on me. My daughter is in college now, and I know that she is very thankful that we can pay her way, for example, but she also sends one of us a text the minute she finds out that she got a good grade. She knows that we are there for her.
I think she was referring to me as the one who does not have a child yet because I do not. I also think that maybe you misundersttod what is being said. No one is saying that money is not important, it is what it is. What we are saying is sometimes people get so caught up in making money that they do not realize they are missing out on some other important things in life. Yes you can have nice cars, nice house, beautiful vacations but I do not think that purpose of my life is to have those things. So what I am saying is YES money is important but it should not be a main focus of the family.