It's not easy being a working mother and I'm sure many working mothers can relate with me on this. Juggling between responsibilities as a wife, mother and employee plus the many roles that we undertake, is amazing la. Sometimes I wonder how I can still stay in one piece and stay sane.
Memanglah kalau ikutkan hati, nak campak semua ke tepi dan beri 100% perhatian pada keluarga dan anak-anak.. Tapi kenalah realistik sikit kan.. If we want a more comfortable life, the wife has to go out to work to supplement the husband's income, right?
That's why I have UTMOST respect for wives who sacrifices a millions things to be a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom). Not easy tau, to just rely on the husband's income and run the show (unless suami you businessman kaya raya atau saudagar minyak! lol). It's these kind of humble housewives who make do with what their husbands give them. So, tabik hormat kepada ibu-ibu sebegini.
Plus I don't think I can be a full-time SAHM. I was dead bored during my 16 weeks confinement. I'm the sort that thrives under pressure and having too much free time on my hands drove me crazy. But then when I'm too caught up with work, I miss spending time with my boys. Heh.
The husband has been awesome so far. As much as he is also a workaholic like me, he is very much a family person too. For example, he's been sooooo busy meeting sooo many clients cos his company just launched some IPO investment thingy and he's all so excited to share with his current clients about it.. It's a new CPF investment that his company just launched and looks promising.. So he's been sooooo busy that we have NO "us" time at all for the past two weeks. At first, stress la, cos he's so busy, keluar pagi balik malam, appointment sana appointment sini and I was like being a little cranky cos I barely see him.. BUT! I told myself to stay calm and be understanding. He is doing this for the family. Thank you Sayang. ;) Anywayyy, for those of you who needs advice on insurance/savings/investments, do look up my husband ok, he's a FINANCIAL PLANNER and can give you his two cents worth on financial planning. ;)
Ok ok. We've been sooo busy, but magically, we managed to squeeze some family time yesterday. Some painting at home and then swimming.. and a nice family lunch.
Ashayr looks scared in the picture but he was actually having lots of fun. Hehe.. ;)
The boys make all these sacrifices soooo worth it. Mama and Abah sibuk buat duit pasal nak anak-anak kita hidup selesa.
Anyway, I appeared in The Straits Times last Thursday.. My FIRST appearance in the English papers. So macam sangat terharu la.. Being recognized for doing something that you really love is such and indescribable feeling. Thank you Eddino Abdul Hadi for the nice write-up!
All these sacrifices we make in our lives, are for a greater reason, that only we know. May Allah continue to give us the strength to face challenges, make room for more love in our hearts, and give us courage to pursue our dreams so that we can live an even more fulfilling life. AMIN, InShaaAllah!
I shall end this off with a pointless picture of me, right before I present the 8pm news on Suria. You see, I don't usually look good in pictures (haha. at least that's what I think), but with good make up, nice hairstyling and a good angle, I think I look OK la. Haha.
Mama sibuk kerja hari ni, tapi Mama sentiasa ingatkan Abah, Haris dan Ashayr. I love you boys like CRAZY.
"She who would accomplish little, must sacrifice little. She who would accomplish much, must sacrifice much."