I wanted to write this post very carefully and put a lot of thought into it. There is a saying "Ask and you shall receive" (If it is in God's will) I truly believe in that, but I also know that many many people ask God and hope and pray to receive the blessings they ask for, and for some reason it doesn't happen. I can't explain this, I am not God, and I certainly am not deserving in the blessings he has bestowed upon me. The blessings I feel in life right now at this moment seem so unreal. I really just can't believe it happened.
|My First Blessing!|
I racked my brain trying to figure out how I could stay home with my son and enjoy him,
and enjoy being a mother instead of spending the majority of my day working for someone who didn't care about me. I figured out that the only way we could do this was if I watched other children in my home while I got to enjoy being a mother and not miss any milestones. So I started watching a little guy that was three weeks older than J myster. These two now have regular play-dates with each other. I watched Big J until his little sisters were born and his mom was able to stay home with them more. When J was a little over a year old I started watching a little girl too to help with this income. These three were best buds and I really did enjoy watching them. Then little Miss CB went to another place shortly after she turned two, but we were able to see CB for a little while for play dates at the park and I hope to do it again soon. I think its important that little ones make and keep friends.
|My Second Blessing|
Now after a year of being employed as an IT service guy at the only hospital in our town, my husband quickly moved up to a management roll. The only problem, he was doing this job, and being promised this promotion, but it went overlooked for 2 years. Finally Finally he now is getting paid for the work that he does. This is a huge relief for us! My husband has worked so hard to get this far and its so nice to finally see that he is being appreciated for all his knowledge and hard work. With his promotion, which is basically a 39% income increase, I no longer have to watch other children, I can stay home with my little guys and be a mother and not worry about who is taking care of them. This weekend I would have been working on a parent/caregiver contract and putting an ad on Craigslist, and I am so thankful for the blessings that God has given us and that I don't have to do that anymore. Its not that I didn't enjoy being a caregiver to the little ones I was watching, but its also nice to just give my attention to MY children. J Myster has had to share me with someone else since he was just 3 months old and yes he now has to share me with his little brother, but I have the ability now to take him out places. I can take him to open gym, to the library, to the park, to the Aquaplex thru-out the week and he doesn't have to be cooped up in the house all the time. I can do things with the boys now! We can afford it!
I can now replace the socks that I've been wearing the last six months that have holes warn all the way thru the heals without feeling guilty. I might just be able to buy myself a pair of jeans here real soon and not feel guilty that I spent 25 bucks on myself! It will be nice not having to worry about money. Does this extra income mean that we will now be frivolous with our money? No way! Will I still clip coupons and shop for the best deals, you bet ya. But it may actually mean we can buy a house this summer when our lease is up. We shall see what God has in store for us.
|My Beautiful Family!|