Have you ever had a moment in your life when you knew things had to change? I remember being frozen in time one day about 9 years ago. I was changing my son’s diaper and he was smiling, cooing and searching my face for attention. He was such a sweet baby and all he wanted was for me to look him in the eyes and let him know that I saw him. That I really truly saw him. But I was too busy with all of my “mothering tasks” to be the kind of mom he needed. The kind of mom who was really there for him. I felt the Holy Spirit wash over me as I realized how I had been looking right through this lovable little boy…how I had been entirely missing his most precious days. I held him tightly. And I cried. I sobbed. And I decided that something needed to change. I wish I had known Sheeba Varghese at the time. I had to figure it out on my own and it wasn’t easy. But Sheeba helps moms like me all the time. She’s a blessing to these women and a gift to mothers everywhere!
Meet Featured Member Sheeba Varghese
Business Name: defining moments 365
Business Description: Sheeba works with moms who feel stuck in the routines of life and want something MORE. She helps them to DEFINE new moments that encourage and support them to thrive in all areas of their life.
Sheeba’s Story: After the birth of my 2 sons, and the constant travel schedule of my husband’s career, I made the choice to stay home with the children. I am not sure if anyone can truly be prepared for that type of transition. I know I was not. I had transitioned from a high school classroom to a new classroom-my home. I made it through diaper changes, bottle cleaning, and sleepless nights. And before you knew it those days turned into preparing lunches, circle times, and play-dates. It was during the summer of 2009, that I found myself wanting something more but I didn’t know what it was. I felt like I was in a rut personally and professionally. Each day just rolled into another. I deeply valued the time and opportunity to be at home with my children AND I also knew that I wanted to utilize my talents, gifts, and skills in other ways too. So, I found myself searching for my next steps.
This is what I did know for sure:
1. The element of teaching and training was important to me.
2. I loved encouraging and motivating others to follow their dreams and passions in life-whether they were young, old or older.
3. I was passionate about empowering and encouraging others to see the potential within themselves.
4. I did not want to pursue my master’s degree for the sake of achieving another degree.
It was not until I saw this short article-in fact, it was the very last article of Costco Connection Magazine titled, One Step Can Make Huge Life Impact, that totally changed my life around. It was a defining moment for me. It was a moment that made a huge impact in my life. Once I read the article, I felt inspired to research the author. I didn’t stop there. I took many more little steps that led to the birth of defining moments 365 in 2010.