King Solomon was one wise guy, there’s no doubt about that. He said there’s a time for all things under the sun. I’ve been walking through a crazy season of life the last 5 months. My husband started his own small business last spring. Our plan(isn’t it funny that we actually think we can plan anything) was for him to build his business while working his full time job for about a year or so. However God’s plan was very different and my husband lost his full time job in August. In our area August is a great time to pick up work, if one is so inclined. My hubby went to work helping ranchers put up hay. August is also the beginning of hunting season and I was able to get a part time job waiting tables at a local 24 hour diner and hotel. All the while continuing to work on building the business and home-school our kids.
Early in November I was promoted at work to Administrative Assistant and because we were without a permanent General Manager, there was a lot to do. It was an honor and after some negotiating about my schedule(being unavailable during school hours and Sundays) it seemed perfect. I really enjoyed the job and was excited to help financially support my family. But then my priorities started to change. It was gradual at first, but slowly my family got put on the back burner as I took on more and more responsibility at work. We weren’t getting school done like we should, my hubby wasn’t pursuing his business like he wanted to because he was staying home with the kids, and when I was home I was trying to get so much done that I was irritable and impatient. I’m telling ya, I’ve been a hot mess! I’ve been putting in between 50 and 60 hours a week, pulling overnight shifts, and doubles. I’ve been exhausted and when I don’t get enough sleep I’m not a very good wife or mama.
I’ve wrestled with quitting my job. You see the ugly truth is there’s been a part of me that’s really enjoyed being in the work force. I’ve also bought the lie, that I was the one providing for my family, when really God has always provided what we’ve needed. However through some circumstances at work I’ve come to the realization that it’s time for me to get back to my most important work. And the peace I have in my heart is amazing. I am so looking forward to getting our home school back on track, finally having a little time to read and write;-), I’ve been missing my kitchen and the freedom of creating healthy, wholesome food for my family from scratch, and it’s time for me to start thinking about planning this year’s garden.
I don’t know what the next chapter has in store for me and my family. I do know for sure that God is already there and He’s got this. He is faithful even when I’m not. His ways are not my ways. And I’m so thankful for that. I’m ready to get on with my most important work. So for today I’m enjoying getting some rest and investing my time, energy, effort, and love into the precious people God has entrusted me with. And that’s pretty important work!!
Mom’s home celebratory pizza!!!