Thursday, June 23, 2011

The first step of a new journey!!

So I'm pretty sure this could be probably the scariest thing I've ever done.  I have been working full time since I turned 18.  I have been an admin assistant (secretary for us old school gals) for as many years as I've been working. Nearly 15 32 that seems like SOOOO long.  But for the last 6 months I've become most acutely aware that in reality, that is a blink of an eye.

My husband has a job that takes him away for roughly 3/4 of the year give or take.  The first year we were moving, last year sucked, but this year has been pretty ok.  He found work close to home so we get to see him almost every weekend (I'll go into more about his job in another post).

So here I sit, with two active, sassy children, a husband who's gone a lot, and a full time job as an admin assistant and leader within our church. I have never felt more blessed and overwhelmed in my short little life.  I am lucky that my boss is also my pastor and his wife is also my friend.  When I told them what I wanted they supported me whole heartedly and lovingly told me they hated to lose me.

So here's my first step.  After 15 years of working (minus a yearish off for each sick baby) I am quitting my job to be a stay at home mom.  I know one thing for sure...I could not do any of this with out the support of two very important people. One being my husband, who loves me enough to lead me and our family by God's word and with a loving heart.

Most importantly, I will not be able to do this with out God.  You see, I'm deeply flawed.  Impatient, short tempered, spoiled and those are my good qualities haha!! I really felt God speaking into our lives and my heart, whispering "You're missing it." With all the loss that Luke and I have had over our young lifetimes, we know how fleeting life can be. So I'm listening and following my God's whisper.

I'm starting...A new adventure in motherhood! And I hope you'll join me.