BOLDERBand’s “We Value All Mothers” write-in contest winner is Jenny Farr. BOLDERBand picked four blog submissions to tell their stories of mothering, and win a BOLDERBand of their choice.
Jenny Farr didn’t always want to be a stay-at-home mom, but as a child of a single, full-time working mother, she wanted to do things differently.
“(My mom) did the best that she could at the time, but because I had the opportunity to stay home for my kids, I wanted to be able to offer them more,” she said of her and husband Justin’s decision. “It wasn't really something I thought about as I was growing up…my husband and I both liked the idea of me staying home full-time to raise our children.”
Jenny, who has an associate’s degree in Missiology from Gulf State’s Bible College, owned and worked at a local coffee shop when she decided to quit working outside the home. But staying at home and eventually raising three children wouldn’t be the fairy tale that she had imagined.
“I guess I didn't realize how exhausting it would be,” said Farr, 35, of Harlingen, Texas. “I didn't know that babies and toddlers needed schedules. I didn't know that their needs were so demanding…. I didn't know how hard it was to do simple daily duties with a small child in my care.”
Jenny persevered through those early years for her children, Joy,12; Valerie, 11 and Luke, 7, to be the biggest influence in her kids lives and create a peaceful home for them.
“I wanted to teach them and watch them take all the "firsts", said Farr. “I wanted to be there for all of the milestones. No one loves a child more than their mother. That doesn't mean that a caretaker would not love or care for a child properly. It just means that my influence, my care, my training truly comes from my heart in wanting my child to succeed in every way. I wanted to be able to give that to them.”
Jenny’s passion is solid and that is why she is the winner of a BOLDERBand in Solid Gold.
At Bolder Band we value all mom's and we know that they make a difference
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