The opportunity that I have been given that I am most grateful for is being a stay at home mom. When Monster was born, I had every intention of going back to work. I remember trying to figure out the logistics of it. When he was 3 weeks old, I remember looking at him and say, "How am I ever going to be able to leave you?" And then I didn't have to. I was laid off. I never looked at it as a bad ting. I always saw it as a blessing. This was what I was meant to do in life. I remember my awesome co-worker who gave the heads up that they were going to be laying me off. I remember how mad she was for me. It was great knowing that she cared so much. She is currently in the position of becoming a stay at home mom herself, and I know she feels so very grateful for the opportunity as well. Opportunities arise throughout your life and it's up to you if you view them as a curse or blessing. We have sacrificed a lot for me to be able to be a stay at home mom, so this opportunity was not without consequences. I would choose this path a million times over. There is nothing more important in my life than my family.