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I don’t own a house, but I have a home.

A home filled with laughter, love, encouragement and forgiveness.

It’s a place where I can let my guard down and just be me.

I can cry when I’m sad and dance when I’m happy.

Hugs and kisses are abundant and free.

No, I don’t have a house, but I have something that no amount of money can buy—a home.

I don't need to own a house to have a home

How much would I pay for more time with KidFish? $10,000? $100,000? $1,000,000?

I left a job that paid a $60,000/year salary to be a non-paid stay-with-child mom.
It’s been 2 ½ years now, so that equals $150,000 in lost income. Essentially, I’ve “paid” $150,000 (so far) for time with KidFish.

The way I see it, that $150,000 wasn’t lost income. It was an investment. I used that money to buy some very, very important things:

-my position as the main influencer in KidFish’s life
-opportunities to explain the world to her
-moments of spontaneous prayer, both for her and for strangers
-time to bond our hearts together
-a tangible declaration of my priorities

Could all these things have happened if I worked a 9-5 job?

Yes.

Would it have been harder and more stressful?

Definitely.

Was it worth it? If I got to go back in time and do it over again, knowing what I know now, would I make the same choice?

YES! YES! Resounding YES!

TwoFish is challenging me to see everyday life from a new perspective. When it comes to worth, I’m seeing that value is determined by far more than just price.

Anything that just costs money is cheap.


Hi! My name is Loni (a.k.a. MamaFish). I'm a maker, mother and Mrs. and I'm on a mission to cover the world with smiles! This is where I write about fun stuff for kids and the grown-ups who love them. Read more...

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