Raechel Haley // Motherhood
Meet Raechel. She is a stay at home mom and mother to Finely (3), Louella (2), Huck (6 months old).
What does the role of "mother" mean to you?
Motherhood is an all encompassing role. It's hard to put into words the weight and joy of the role I have been given. I have the responsibility and privilege to train my little ones up in character and moral fiber. I get to teach them about all things while also learning from them and their little perspectives. I get to discover, facilitate and guide their interest and create an environment for them to flourish at each stage of their development. Mostly, I get to discover who they already are and raise them up in discipline, empathy, and a teachable spirit.
I also get more cuddles and kisses than I could have ever dreamed of.
What is the best advice you have ever received when it comes to motherhood?
The best advice that I have received is to take on the responsibility of schooling my children. That is not something that I had ever considered but upon examining all the facets of education I am convinced that schooling is best done at home with a loving caregiver. We get to focus all of our time exploring the world together and gain new experiences that spark a desire for learning and particular interest to build upon. Each child has their own time and space to pursue self directed learning with a loving mama to help them along in their process. Nothing has been more enjoyable than to get to watch my children's learning hands and eyes full of wonder as they explore the world around them.
How do you like to spend days with your little ones?
We like to spend our day learning, at the park, or the library, anywhere we can gain new ideas to explore. When we grocery shop we talk about colors, we count fruit, we practice serving others and everyone has a job to do. Everything we do is an opportunity to learn something new whether it be a skill, a fact, or at time to practice a hard life lesson like patience.
What do you find most important in your role as a mother?
The most important role as a mother I have is to be a good wife and to love my husband well and to train my children up in the fear and admonition of the Lord.