Thursday, September 18, 2008

1L Wives Club

So there is this sweet girl who sent out an email to the class of 2011 at the law school. She wanted to make a club for the Wives of the 1L students. Which makes sense to me because I rarely see Cassie, I were her husband (or something like that) she might feel a little left out or lonely. So I can see how a club for the wives of law students would be awesome.

The way she worded the email set of a fire storm at school. We have this Open Forum which is basically people just talking and ranting on stuff...somehow her message got on the open forum and people have been going crazy. I think that it is a completely respectable idea and would be a great support for anyone who is feeling a little but left out...

It did make me think about my own values, which have been challenged a lot lately, by myself and others.

I believe that I am an integral part of society and my worth is not based on whether or not I am married. Being married for time and eternity is very important to me but it does not consume my life, nor will it when I am married. I believe that a husband and wife BOTH bring things to a marriage and they should be equally respected (it says this in the Book of Mormon, Bible and D&C!).

When I have children it is going to be a hard decision for me and will be based on what is best for my family but I am not opposed to going back to work and have my husband stay home or vice versa. I do not want a nanny running my children's lives and I will be a large (or the entire) part of my children's lives, because that is as important to their well-being as it is mine.

Women who chose to stay home should be respected for their decision. Being a stay at home mom is one of the hardest jobs that exists! Ultimately, I would love to be a stay at home mom, but if that is not what is best for me or my family, I will not sacrifice my good paying job as an attorney to stay at home--just because I really want to.

Anyway, that is what is going on in law school today! Hope everyone else is having a great day!