7 1/2 years ago I became a SAHM. Things are about to change…

..as now my ‘baby’ is about to start school.

I am filled with emotion; sadness at losing my time with her, delight I had all this time with both my kids, relieved we managed for so long on such a reduced income. I’m not 100%  sure what I’m going to do with myself yet but there is something I most definately do need to do. I need to say thank you.

I want to say a really big thank you to everyone who supported my being a stay at home mum journey. It was a brave path considering our finances and many people advised me not to give up work. But many more of you cheered us on. Each and everyone of you know who you are and I appreciate you for so many things. For meals at yours and pre-loved clothes, swimming lesons, advice, lifts, new hair stariaghteners, old magazines, haircuts (never let your hubby cut your hair!) days out, free proof reading, holidays in your house, money, a tent, emotional support, passed on books, writing support, IT services and free babysits, I could go on and on and on. How lucky we ARE to have been so loved and supported.

It is said it takes a village to raise a child. Well it has took a whole host of good frieneds and family to enable me to be a stay at home mum and I value, thank and love each and everyone of you for giving me this gift of precious time.

I know it isn’t for everyone but despite some bleak times (not to do with the kids) these have truly been my favourite years of my life. Thank you for believing in and supporting us.

Jonny., my wondeful husband, thank you most of all for working so hard for us.

Bless you all – you have given me a wondeRful, wonderful 7 1/2 years.

Becky x

 

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  1. The Mad House
    August 24, 2011 / 10:14 am

    Oh Becky this brought a tear to my eye

  2. August 24, 2011 / 10:21 am

    Oh and me i’m a wreck! I remeber when frankie went i thought the world had ended!

  3. mammasaver
    August 24, 2011 / 10:31 am

    Good luck to you and a hearty well done for managing the money side of things in particular.

    I’m a new SAHM and hoping to goodness that we’ll be able to manage until our lad goes to school. It’s great to hear of people who actually manage it, despite tough times.

    What are you looking forward to most about going back to work??

  4. August 24, 2011 / 5:35 pm

    Oh no! Does that mean you are going back to work 🙁 or are you referring to little one going to big school???

    So pleased for you though – that did you manage to have those 7.5yrs at home! It really is a luxury to be able to that and be there for your kids whilst they are so small!

    Big hug to you!

    Maggy

  5. August 24, 2011 / 5:44 pm

    No not back to work as such i will be working for myself hopme absed as much a spossible some private therapy and some writitng I think, be there to take and pick them up but its time to make a living I spose now my little angel is off!

  6. August 24, 2011 / 6:31 pm

    What a gorgeous blog post Becky. I am so pleased you have enjoyed being at home and you have been blessed with having some great friends around you. It is so important to say thank you. I hope those that have helped see your blog.

  7. August 24, 2011 / 8:02 pm

    I know exactly how you feel, as I’m in exactly the same position! I went from full time work to part time 2 days a week when my 7 year old was born, but when my now 4 year old (who starts school in 2 weeks) was born I became a full-time SAHM.
    Now after 4 years of being at home and always having little ones running around I’ll be all by myself during the day!
    Think I’m going to have to go back to work just to stop myself being bored silly!

  8. August 24, 2011 / 9:49 pm

    What a lovely post, Becky. It was great to see you again yesterday x

  9. August 25, 2011 / 12:00 am

    And you sandy!

    Good luck to you Wendy ,

    and thanks for you comments Na. How blessed I am with my friends indeed.

  10. Lizz Riley
    August 25, 2011 / 12:38 am

    What a lovely post. It’s true when they say this is the best time – we get them all to ourselves. What we sacrifice in money we gain in happiness. Though my laughter lines are terrible as I never stop smiling.

    Your kids will thank you for it when they grow up!

  11. August 25, 2011 / 5:37 am

    I like that about your laughter lines!

  12. Maria @verybusymama
    August 25, 2011 / 4:19 pm

    Aww Becky! Well I’ve been home now for about a month. Still getting used to it and trying to keep the toddler entertained. But I now have time to do things like DRAW 😉 and cook with him. I’m looking forward to it too. xx

  13. Kath Allen
    August 28, 2011 / 9:26 pm

    Wow Becky this has been such an achievement and your book and blogs have been an inspiration! Onwards and upwards to the next challenge! Good luck in all you do and all the best for the little ones at school.

  14. August 28, 2011 / 9:55 pm

    Thats very sweet Kath thank you!

  15. August 28, 2011 / 11:34 pm

    You will still be blogging? I hope so as I love this little space, and hope to still see you at things in the future as you are a joy to be around xxx

  16. August 29, 2011 / 8:00 am

    Oh yes I will still be blogging have my group of baby product testers and lots of ideas still to share but there will be mew things too!

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