For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?
I often think about this when my husband and I talk about career choices for him. He of course needs to make enough money to support our family and we both hope to expand our family but sometimes making a significant amount of money comes at a price. I have always said that it wouldn't matter how much money he made, if he wasn't around during the week to enjoy or spend time with our children. No amount of money can buy back missed memories.
My husband's friend once said about his girlfriend, "I don't know why she's mad at me. I'm gone all week and I make plenty of money for her to stay at home and buy whatever she wants." He totally missed the point. Yes, women want to be taken care of financially, but more than that, we want to be taken care of emotionally and if your husband/boyfriend is never around, it's not possible to do that. Women need to see, hear, feel their partner. Money might make a lot of things easier or provide more opportunities, but it does not bring happiness or love.
In today's world it feels like we value things more than relationships. It's all about how much you have, how big your tv is, how new your car is, where you last went on vacation, etc. Do people ever brag about what they did to feed their soul that day? No, and we wouldn't because we would do so humbly, but it sure would be nice to hear people worrying more about how they are going to get to heaven than how they are going to get to Hawaii.
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