I have been so extremely blessed to stay at home with my kids 13 years...
What a privilege!
And even though I know some mom's choose to work it was not something I had aspired to.
I love to shuffle around my house and fix up corners and make yummy smells come from the kitchen....
I love to tinker in my garden and mow the lawn.
I love taking old things that I find at garage sales or free windows from my husbands window business and turn them into something cool....
I love to be here for my little ones when they arrive off the bus.
And I have realized this year that I miss that more then I ever thought I would!
We felt like it was important for me to try to work outside the home this past year...I can NOT believe it's been one month short of a year!
It was probably one of my more challenging years!
I kind of look back on it and remember similar to the year I had a 4,and 2 year old along with a new born.
Don't remember much of that year...It's all pretty foggy!
Well, my time is up and we have decided it's time...maybe even past time...to have me be at home again.
I AM THRILLED!
I cannot tell you how I have longed for this again!
And my kids?
Well let's just say I have one who sits up every morning and the first words out of his mouth are....
"mom, 3 more days"! He reminds me several times throughout the day how many days left!
I love that he wants me home! It makes me feel like my presence was missed!
I have learned so much through this year!
I have grown and been stretched in ways that were painful!
I have also learned how lucky I am to have a supportive husband who has had to pick up LOTS of slack that my 40 hours gone AWOL created for him!
I have also lived the life of a working mom and I don't ever want to forget that these moms deserve as much grace as I can ever find to bestow on them!
Remembering that my working friends are EXHAUSTED most nights and don't feel like doing anything but lie down in a dark room with a damp cloth on their head!
I am happy for the chance to both work outside and in the home! And in the future I may have to work out again so I want to enjoy this season and get as many projects done as possible....
I have 2 rooms to paint and my outdoor fence needs painting this spring....
Oh and we have a much anticipated family vacation to go on!
I will post pics!!!
I can't wait!
I am one happy girl!