Thursday, September 16, 2010

Taking My Own Advice

A few days ago, I wasn't sure what working part-time would look like.  I wondered what would happen to all of us as a family, and if it would take every shred of sanity I had left. And Monday night of this week, I found myself waving the white flag. But here I am, almost finished with my second week of school.  Let's review.

1) The family is doing okay.  Hope struggled the first week a little bit, which was to be expected.  But I'm still so thankful that we have a wonderful daycare right at the school where she can play while I work. Jonathan also plays there on Tues/Thurs mornings, his "off" preschool days.  Sometimes the hardest part of my day is just dropping her off and picking her up.  She's two.  'Nuff said.

2) I get home around 12:30, so I still feel like I have a chance to figure out dinner, do some laundry, and general "house stuff."   Without my afternoon time, I think I'd definitely be headed for the funny farm.

3)  How good it was of God to help me fall in love and marry a man who would not only be a faithful husband and father, but a man who is willing to tell me hard things when I need to hear them.  On Monday night of this week, I was done.  Done.  I felt buried and frustrated and stupid for thinking I could do this.  Let's just say, he gave me some words of timely wisdom. :)

4)  I helped lead a women's ministry event last Sunday night, and I shared how God has been teaching me to be still.  Not just quiet, but still as in, STOP STRUGGLING.  Stop trying to control your life, and let Me work.  I realized after that "Monday Night Meltdown" that I needed to take my own advice.  Let Him be my strength, recognize this will be hard, and move forward.


Anonymous said...

You can do it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

We knew this would be hard...we knew it would be a testing, learning time but we also knew you serve a God that can meet your every need. God is faithful.
Praying harder for you than I ever have, I believe.