I typed the word “guilt” into the Babycenter Working Mom Community group and came up with 302 results. I do not hang out on the board much and find it odd that so many working moms are on there constantly all day. I do get a daily email with new posts, and I feel like I see a new thread about feeling guilt as a working mom at least weekly. I even googled “working mom guilt” just for fun and came up with 2.5 million hits in 0.29 seconds.
Why is it that we are fine with working up until we become “moms”? Although I can identify with it 110%, it still baffles me. We are pharmacists, physicians, teachers, nurses, and so much more. It is not what defines us but it has helped shape us. The moment we find out we are pregnant is often a pivotal moment. For some it is crazy excitement, others shock, and some bewilderment. It often changes everything about how we feel about our jobs. Motherhood is extremely important and one of the utmost and highest callings. However, again I do not think it is everything we are called to do. Most of us are also wives first, and daughters even before that…daughters to a King.
On those hard days, those really hard days…remember that you are doing your best. Your children love you. Your husband chose you. You are an anointed daughter. There is nothing to feel guilty about.