Dear Dr. Laura,
I thought of you this morning when I came into work and logged onto my computer to see an article on our company's intranet site. The article spoke of a fellow employee, a mother, who recently lost her 1-year-old son due to an accident at the child's day care. Currently, our company is sponsoring a 100 day walking challenge and this mother spoke of how this walking challenge is helping her cope with the loss of her boy.
It is stories like these that make me thankful for my mom who stayed home with all four of her kids and for my dad who worked so hard to make that possible. I do not have the honor of being a mother yet, but I know when that time comes, I will not waste those precious years at work. I will spend my days with my children reading, snuggling, making home-made play-dough and stamps out of potatoes like my mom did with my sisters and me. Those memories are so special to me and I will treasure them always.
Instead of being my coworker, go be a mom to your babies. I look forward to the day when I get to turn in my pink slip and put on my mommy hat.