the road beyond

from the look of things it seems like i talk a lot about change and seasons in life and trying something new. my last two entries reflect on such things.

honestly because with the upcoming new baby, one in which we will find out the gender on friday, is a MAJOR change in our family. My husband and i will officially be out number. Even that doesnt scare me, i’ve taken care of a classroom of 12, 3-4 year olds, ones who i didn’t give birth to.

but i am winding down my time as a working mom and soon i will be yet again a SAHM. there was a time in our lives when we made the decision for me to go out and earn money for the family and God has been so faithful to bless us in our decision. Literaly blessing us at every turn and choice we made. i’ve learned so many GOOD lessons and it has shaped me i will never forget my time as a working mom. my clients are sad to see me go, it is very bitter-sweet.

however like i’ve been writing about change is coming. i’m not new to being a stay at home mom in fact, its where i thrive. Having 3 kids is going to be a fulltime job. gosh, having just 1 kid is a full time job. 3 kids under the age of 7 isn’t SO bad, it could be worse.

after some soul searching and praying, my heart right now is just longing to be at home and to be a wife and a mother and have that be my only responsibility. since i’ve started working my homemaking jobs have been a little neglected. i want to get back to that and i want to work on stuff around my home and sit down and teach and play with my kiddos.

i do believe that everything that i have learned through working and basically running my own business will not be in vain and will propel me into this next phase and just make me even better as a mom, wife, and home maker.

with all this excitement does come a little fear, of course, fear of the unknown is sometimes a little daunting. in all that is practical the money wont be there, but just as God was faithful to bless us in every step of the way in working. God will be faithful in every step of the way in NOT working. We will take that leap of faith and trust in him.

through this process we’ve learned to budget, we’ve learned to save and save some MORE, we’ve learned what is most important to us, and we’ve MOST importantly learned to rest in God and not stress over what the road will look like when we cant see it fully.

So here’s to next chapters!

Cheers to working and SAHM!

A big round of applause to The One who deserves all the glory and thanks!

new things come

Starting new habits will always looks differently for every one and the good thing about this is you don’t have to wait for a specific time or a place to try something new or better yourself. you can start right now in this very moment. I urge you TO try something new and make it a part of your every routine.

a few things id like you to remember when trying something new or even try bettering yourself:

  1. Don’t do it alone- find some one who will encourage you and push you in all the good ways to achieving your goals.
  2. speaking of goals…. set yourself attainable goals.
  3. Know before hand that it is very likely that you might mess things up. We are not perfect and we don’t do things right always. In fact its easier to do the wrong thing that it is to do the right thing. which brings me to number 4.
  4. get back in the saddle, get back on the bike, or  get back in your corner- you chose but which ever way it comes just get back at it and try again.

for me one thing that is so very important is to know that I cannot do it in my own strength. I need God’s perfect beautiful grace to carry me through. I need HIS strength to lift me when I’m tried.

Even going through the shifts of new seasons and trying to figure out my purpose do I needs His wisdom and strength and remembering that it call works together for the good.