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I am all about putting my family first, every single decision made in my life is one in which is determined solely on the basis of if it being a beneficial decision for my family.
I admire this father who had such success from an outsiders view; a great job, served the country and so forth, but he decided to give it all up to be at stay-at-home Dad. I am nearly speechless, the decision to give up a big wig job and stay home to be a part of your kids upbringing is simply the best decision ever. I feel that we only raise our kids a short time, 18 years may seem like a long period of time, however, that first 11 years is so vitally important. I am a firm supporter of making tough decisions to keep good going.
I think much like this Stay-at-Home Super Dad in that I work from home, not to make a crazy amount of money, but to be a huge part of my children's upbringing. I want my children to look back on the moments we have together as the best memories ever. While I am a work at home mom, versus a stay at home mom, the duties are similar. I do not work when my children are awake and home, I work late hours into the night and on days when they are at school. I left an administrative assistant position with a wonderful set of bosses and a great pay check to be a stay at home Mom.
The initial decision to stay at home, was based solely on being sick during pregnancy, but eventually it became evident that I was not going back into the work force, ever again. While we took a financial hit for this decision, it was the best decision ever made. Sure, I don't make a lot of money to give my kids their every materialistic desire, but I make enough to provide for them the things that they need. Our memories are not stemmed from how much money is coming into our home, we earn our memories through time spent together; laughing, smiling and being silly.
Currently New York Life is tallying up all of the #FathersDay moments you share online using that hashtag with their "Celebrating Good" initiative. Many have already shared pictures and words of widsom their father's shared with them as a means to Keep Good Going. I personally love checking out New York Life's "Celebrating Good" initiative page, because it's full of heart warming pictures and posts. I must admit, I am a sucker for a positive message.
I invite you to keep good going, I want to hear your personal stories of how this video shared above relates to your world; what life lesson decision did you make in your world to benefit your family? Do share your story in the comments below, I want to hear more stories from people all over so we can all do our part to Keep Good Going.