I recently heard a caller wishing you could meet everyone whose lives you've impacted. I am one of those people. I am a stay-at-home mom because of you. Because of you, I found the courage to give up my identity as a self-reliant hard worker and became someone who works even harder but without the paycheck. Thanks to you and my hardworking husband, I get to spend every day with two of the most wonderful little girls in the world. Every day, they amaze me.
Just last night, my husband was reading them a bedtime story. He had hiccups, and my four-year-old told him to "hold your breath and swallow three times, daddy!
" I was shocked, because that's the exact remedy I tell people, but I've never said it to her. When I asked her how she knew that, she said "I heard you say it to someone once.
" It was such a small moment, but it filled my heart with joy. My girls are watching ME and learning from ME. They're little sponges, soaking up so much information, and getting to feel loved every minute of every day.
Because of you, two little girls are not in daycare. You made a huge difference in my life and I am striving to always be the mommy and wife my family needs. Thank you for being such a devoted advocate for stay-at-home moms!
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