What I set out to do in the beginning…

I am so excited to finally begin the adventure that I set out to do about 7 years ago!  I can finally say that I am solely a stay at home mom. Well, I’ve been at home for the last 6 years but I have had every side job you could think of – laundry lady, grandma caretaker, babysitter, landscaper, and cleaning lady.

Before we even got married we decided I would be a stay at home mom. We all know how when you first get married and have your first baby, money is a little tight. I was blessed enough to always find work that could fill that gap a little. Before I knew it I was running everywhere like a crazy mom just trying to juggle all my jobs!  Far from what I had set out to do in the beginning.

I was raised by an awesome full time working mom and the first few years of my life she was also finishing her bachelors degree. Somehow she did it all! I loved my mom and knew she would do anything for me, she went to school full time and worked full time. The world needs all different people and we need working moms. This was just OUR decision for me to stay home.

Our kids are already 5,4 & 1 and this is the last year I will have the oldest one home for a half day! THE LAST YEAR I have with all my kids home! It was now or never! Mark has a great job and work was going good, so I made the plunge!

Change is scary for me. Don’t really like it at all!

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten!”

Most importantly…this isn’t about me! I am here to serve my purpose! Right now my purpose is to serve my family, friends and community (funny, because this is what I have been teaching 5 year olds all week at VBS!) 🙂 I need to take time to be able to fully concentrate on that!

Now, I need to remember to slow down and just say no to extra jobs that aren’t for me!

So, here I am ready to serve! I am ready to see what God lays at my feet!



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