Letter: Can't believe moms have regrets

When my son was born, I gladly walked

When my son was born, I gladly walked away from a career as an attorney to stay home and take on the most challenging and important job of all: raising a human being. Photo Credit: iStock

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Regarding "Regrets? Some mothers have a few" [Opinion, July 11], it amazes me that this debate continues. When my son was born, I gladly walked away from a career as an attorney to stay home and take on the most challenging and important job of all: raising a human being.

There wasn't a thought in my head to hand over this precious gift to some uneducated minimum-wage day care worker who would become his greatest influence. The responsibility of giving him a great life was mine.

He can now look back at so many wonderful memories of our great adventures together, and he is the well-rounded child of any mother's dreams.

There may be a million dollars less in our bank account from the loss of a second income, but my son's childhood was worth every dime.

Adrienne Bryant, Northport

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