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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Question (05/24/12)

TITLE: The Perfect Career
By Judy Watters
05/30/12


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Throughout life, my question has been the same: “What do I want to do when I grow up?” And now that I am all grown up, I am still asking the same question.
I started out as a teacher, became a door-to-door encyclopedia saleslady, then decided head-hunter was for me. I stopped questioning for a few years when I married and gave birth to three beautiful children and started working the hardest job in the whole world—Mom to three preschool munchkins.
I quickly fell for every schooling thought process that came along—homeschool, only way to go; public school, be a light in the world; private school, semi-protect your children. My whole life was wrapped around them. The day came when I was supposed to help direct my own children into the right career for them.
Wait—hold the phone—at that time, I was still trying to figure out my own path for when I grew up. And now in the empty nesting stage of life, one child has moved back in with us.
So what would God have me do when I am all grown up? I think I know. I realize it is little pay for many hours of cooking, cleaning, counseling, consoling, and cajoling—but it’s all very clear now. I can “C” God’s career for me.
I now know that Motherhood is the only career that offers no retirement, but gives long lasting rewards.


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CD Swanson 05/31/12
Amen! A very important and hard one at that. Great job with this question and answer piece. Nicely done and nicely told.

God Bless you - Mom~
Jody Day 06/01/12
Nicely done. I raised 6 and was told I was writing "living epistles".

I like the flow and voice of this piece. It is right on target for the theme.

A space between paragraphs would make it easier on the eye. Good job!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 06/03/12
I enjoyed this short, but right to the point story. You did a nice job. As I'm entering my empty nest phase I can relate. It's also true that I will never stop being a mom.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 06/08/12
Congratulations for ranking 12th in level 1!