Ever since I could remember I had wanted to own a restaurant. My Dad had one, so did my Grandfather, and my Uncle. It was something I always knew I was going to do.
Even before I had children I worked in restaurants and worked my way to General Manager at a Fine Dining Restaurant. I was even thinking about buying it when it went up for sale. It just wasn't the right time, I had a 2yr old and I was about to pop out another baby any day. Well the restaurant sold and I was out of a job. (No severance pay or anything grr.. but that's another story.) My dreams of having my own restaurant were crushed. I had a new born, a 2 yr old and no job meaning no money to buy a restaurant with.
It took me awhile to come to grips with being a stay at home mom. I didn't think I could deal with doing 'nothing' all day. As I cried over piles of laundry and my crying baby I never would have thought that that would have been the biggest blessing of my life.
My husband opened a landscaping business and I'm a stay at home mom who has plenty to do. I run the office for our business. I watch my children grow and learn. I'm the back bone to my family. My dreams and desires have changed. I don't own my own restaurant but they do call me Chef Mommy.
Sponsor of the challenge is Celebrate Recovery Etsy Shop
Mandie Stevens is owner of Taking Time for Mommy , Mommy Reads too Much,