I have posted a few things that highlight my interest, but now it's time to back up the bus, and fill you in on my home life.
I’ve been happily married to my love, Thomas, for 10 years. We have 3 boys (ages 6, 2 and 9 months) and a 4 year old little girl. I enjoy sharing the story of how a woman like myself with very little child experience came to managing a home of 6 people and a family daycare.
I just had my second child and was planning to return to work when our babysitter called to tell me that her husband got a big fat raise, and she would no longer be keeping children. This was great for her, but what about us? Now here it is 7 days until I return to work with 2 children at home and no babysitter. I went through a moment of panic, and next I did what I should have done immediately. I prayed.
"Lord, show me what you want me to do. How are we going to work through this?"
It still gives me chills to think how fast everything worked. Within a few hours, I had spoken to everyone from the state agency and an accountant about what things would have to happen to run an in home daycare. I knew that God had laid this on me to do. I lined all my ducks in a row, and had a plan of how the daycare would work, and how we could afford the upcoming changes. Next, I had to present it to Thomas, and together we decided it was a go. Nervously, I notified work of my last day.
Our plan looked good on paper, but now I had to actually get things started. Immediately I filled two spots (from the babysitter that had quit) and then filled another spot a few days later. I had 3 children lined up but needed to have 5 children to survive our change in income. Why is it that we panic when we know what we need to do? So, yes, I prayed. Within 15 minutes, I had 2 phone calls, and filled my last two spots. God was in control, as long as I trusted in Him.
I enjoy thinking back to the beginning of this story as a reminder that God will take care of us as long as we get out of the way. Through this blog I will share things that God continues to do for our family along with the daily adventures around here. I think you’ll be greatly surprised to know what happens here on a daily basis. I love to play and teach the children, but I also enjoy my hobbies of baking, sewing, decorating, and organizing. I try to find fun ways for the kids to be involved at the same time. I don't do these things just to show what I can do, but because I enjoy doing them. I think it is okay to push yourself to the limit, if it's in a healthy manner. I could sit around and watch tv during nap, or sit in a chair and just watch the kids play, but that's not me. I am a super busy body and this is how I pull it off.
Please share your comments and kid stories with me. I have been in lady groups at church, and everyone loves to share there own stories. It's great therapy for those bad moments, and great inspiration for those new and exciting adventures.