My dream job … is becoming a reality


My dream job as long as I can remember has been to be a stay-at-home mom. I have always wanted to be a wife and mom, and just like my mom, I wanted to be able to stay a home with my kids.

Well, in December of 2010 I became a mom for the first time. Yay! While I did return to work after my maternity leave, my husband and I had a financial plan in place for me to quit work at least by the time we had our second child. It worked out that I could work from home three days a week and then my mom would watch our daughter the two days I was in the office. It was great! (Although it was hard to travel to Tennessee two days every week.)

But our plans don’t always turn out the way we hoped.

I loved my job and the people I worked with, our company was doing well, and things seemed to be humming right along. And then about 6 weeks ago my boss asked to meet with me. He told me that due to a new immigration law, and something about the tax structure of our company, I couldn’t work for a company in Tennessee and live in Alabama anymore! Do what?!?!? I was shocked to say the least. I had to either lose my job or move my family to Tennessee.(And since we had just bought a new house, my husband has a job in Alabama, it didn’t look like moving to Tennessee was an option for us.)

After my husband and I picked ourselves off the floor, we decided that this is a good thing. I know that all things work together for those who love the Lord, and I know that God has a plan for my life. And maybe I need to be home with my daughter!

Of course we needed to sell our old house quickly! We dropped the price the day I found out about my job. (YAY God for taking care of that one … should be closing in about a month!!!) So many things have worked out that just shows us how God has this all in His hands. We are excited that our daughter and I don’t have to travel every week any more. This summer we’ll be spending a lot of time at the pool, spending time with our friends & family and family and spending time at the lake. We like the water, can’t you tell?

And hopefully this means more time for blogging and projects around the home! I have so many things that I want to get done, and now I’ll have so much more time to do it.

The really only bad thing is how much I’ll miss my co-workers. I’ve known some of them for 8 years. They are like family to me; we have the BEST time together. I told my husband the other day that this feels like when I left college. I had the best time while I was there, and loved all of my friends and roommates, but when graduation came and I had to leave, it was such a bummer. I knew that I would miss my people so much.

But change is so good. Change is when growth happens, and I’m excited about what the future will hold for me as a stay-at-home mom, or a part-time-working mom, or whatever else God has in store for me.

So, as of tomorrow my dream job will become a reality. And I’m so glad you’re here with me on this journey!

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