My thoughts for all they are worth.......
I gave birth to four of the most beautiful babies in the world. Of course, I am prejudiced. Before having my first baby, I had a very good job with great potential for advancement. But, when I set my eyes on that gorgeous baby, I knew that I couldn't leave him for 8 or 9 hours a day in someone else's hands. So, I changed my priorities. I have never regretted it. Sure, maybe life would have been different and we would be monetarily more well off then we are now, but no amount of money or possessions can replace the precious moments shared when seeing those first steps, or singing them to sleep before their naps. I chose this path and look back with great satisfaction at the great people who I am proud to call my children.
But, that doesn't mean that women or men who choose to have a career put their children second. I know a woman who is vice president of her company and has 3 small children. She is a great Mom and those kids adore her. The kids know that Mommy works and that she has provided great care for them during the day and makes sure that they are taken care of and loved. These kids are being brought up differently from my kids, but that doesn't mean that one way is better than the other. As long as the kids are loved and cared for, they will thrive.
David Bloom obviously loved his family. He also had a successful career. You can have both.
It is still hard to believe he is gone. So young, only 39. A family member of ours has a brain tumor that will be succeeding in taking his life soon. He is only 30. Life really sucks sometimes. Where is a miracle when you really need one?