since I updated my blog. I have been so busy with my job. I must admit it has been an adjustment returning to work full time. I can not imagine having a job where you work year round, don’t get home until 5:30-6:00 and need to bring work home! I am done by 3:00 everyday, the same time my kids are done, what a blessing that is!
However, there are things I miss, like having time to get the laundry done, making pumpkin cookies for the family, riding my bike to exercise on those cool fall mornings, making a decent breakfast for the kids in the morning, ( instead of frozen, microwave waffles!), being on top of the laundry, taking walks with the kids and the dog, and enjoying that moment of peace and quiet right after the kids left for school, and did I mention getting the laundry done?? ( I need to go to the store and buy 500 pairs of socks and underware for each family member so I don’t need to worry about running out!)
That appears to be my biggest struggle with working, I feel like I am compromising on some of the “mommy things” I have done for years. I had to miss one of SportTman’s soccer games the other day, my rule of thumb has been to never miss the kids sports events (unless the other child has a game at the same time, hubby and I split up the game watching duties). The other thing I am wondering about is teaching Sunday School at church and teaching Girls Alive on Wed. night, I have done both for years, and I start back teaching SS today and Girl’s Alive in 2 weeks, I just wonder how I will be able to handle all these things in addition to the job. I don’t want to compromise the gifts God has given me to teach kids at church because I have too much going on.
I guess I will just see how it all plays out and spend less time worrying about it and more time praying about it. God has given me this opportunity for this season of life, the job has been rough, but I think a lot of that is growing pains since it’s a new program, things should calm down.
I will continue to write about my struggles of being a christian working mom, and how God continues to lead and guide me through this.
………..Oh and did I mention, I have been eating more chocolate lately 🙂