There are many days when I have no energy or motivation to do what I'm passionate about. I sometimes wonder how would it be if there were two of me or if there were more hours in the day to play and be productive. I have to constantly remind myself that I'm serving a greater purpose in life not just for myself anymore but for people who count on me on a daily basis. My wife and my son are two main factors in my life motivating me on a daily basis to never give up and go after my dreams. My wife uplifts me and reminds me that everything I'm doing is all worth the reward that God has for us, and my son is a constant reminder of wanting to not only be an amazing father but giving him many things that my father didn't do for me.
Being home all day with a little one and being a man can be a bit difficult because there are so many times when I feel like I should be the one working and making a living for my family but with the help of God and my family I'm reassured that the decision that my wife and I made that I would stay home with our son was a great decision not only for him but for us. There are most certainly difficult days when I'm looking at finances and wondering how all of our bills will be paid but God always makes it that much easier ordering every footstep that my wife and I make not only financially but mentally and spiritually. Being a full time college student, stay at home father, husband as well as an up and coming blogger building a brand can be challenging and difficult but its the strength of God and the motivation of being able to see my family each and every day that motivates me even the more to be successful. I'm encouraged to ensure that just having a child doesn't mean that my dreams, goals and desires for my life don't have to be achievable.
I've learned that being a stay at home parent doesn't mean dropping everything that I've worked so hard for my entire life instead of going after every and anything I want. I can imagine for most people how difficult it can be being a single parent and trying to continue to achieve dreams that you have come to believe are impossible. I'm blessed to be able to have a wonderful support of people that have helped encourage, motivate and guide me along the way. Having children doesn't make you stop going after what's ahead of you but they should always be a constant reminder of where you want to be and were your going in life not only for them but for yourself.
Matthew Gamble Sr. is a father, husband, friend, and blogger. He writes about what it's like to raise Matthew Gamble II also known as M2 as a stay at home father. Join him on his journey into fatherhood with Mr. Daddy Duties!!!