Dear Mommas of small kiddos:
I just want to just encourage you today. I can remember just a few short years ago when I was feeling like I would NEVER be able to focus totally on my business. I had this amazing business potential, but we had 3 precious small kiddos in 6 years. And my conviction was that I needed to stay at home with them as much as possible. I wanted to paint and create, but I also wanted to be home. I wanted to focus on my business, but I also wanted to do puzzles with my babies. I wanted to go to painting schools for inspiration, but I also wanted to be doing play-doh with the kids.
It was hard because I was good at my at work and I had women counting on me for their income….. but I wanted to be a full time mommy too.
I felt like other people in my industry were just totally kicking it and I was sending faxes while changing poopy diapers. I was dragging kids to job sites and doing sample boards while the kids napped and setting them in front of “Bob The Builder” so that I could take a call from a client. It was simultaneously one of the sweetest and one of the hardest times of my life.
While I was so grateful that I was able to be home and I adored our kids with every ounce in me….. I still secretly wondered what my business would be like if I were able to focus on it full time?
I want you young mommas to know that if you are currently home with your babies wondering when will you get your time to shine….. if you will HONOR THE SEASON you are in… God will honor that decision.
The thing you need to keep in mind is that God can do for your business in one day what you could never do on your own in years of time. He can supernaturally grow your business like you could do on your own. He will make up the time you feel like you are losing. As surely as I am typing this I can tell you that literally the month our little Ava went to kindergarten is the month my business exploded.
I believe some moms He calls to the work force. Some moms He calls to stay home. And some moms He calls to be a juggler and do both. So I became a juggling expert.
Wherever you are called to be, I pinkie swear that the season you are in is short. Give your current season all you can. Hang in there. Your dreams are not permanently on hold. You will not be cleaning up spit up and building blocks forever. I promise….. the season to focus on your business is coming!!!!
Honor your season.
Honor where the Lord is currently calling you to be.
Your business will be there later on. The kids will not.
And you will never regret that decision.
I am rooting for you.