Wednesday, October 13, 2010

COMING SOON>>>>

For any of you "overthinkers" or "reader-inners" the above title does NOT mean what you might think it does!!!!

Just letting you know I am here and I plan to soon update this blog so much more! OCT 29 is a HUGE date for me. It marks the last day I will know as a working mom! (until further notice that is.)

I have so many organization projects, craft project and cooking I want to do! I am so excited. I have been visiting all over blog-land and have a thousand ideas running around my head.

But most of all I will get to spend uninterrupted time with my darling daughter! I am just TO EXCITED to put into words how I feel about that! Daddy is a bit jealous but he is happy and blessed that he has a job stable enough to support us to be able to take this HUGE step.

Pray for us that we will be wise in all of our decisions and that we will learn how to make up for the long hours "Daddy" works. We by no means will have a "Normal family" schedule. Any family of a UPS'er knows the long hours/ and unpredictable hours of a driver. But we will find what works for us...and find that special "Daddy time". Pray especially for Jonathan he struggles not getting to spend much quality evening time with her some nights. He is thrilled that I am going to stay home..but still feels he misses out. We make up for it on the weekend to our best. Thus being a bit stingy about our family time together. But trying to find a good balance.

So many feelings and emotions come over me...as I think about "MY NEW LIFE" I am astounded that God is actually blessing me with my Hugest prayer. (outside of finding a husband and becoming a mother) I truely feel unworthy. I have been blessed with a hard working husband and one that works hard to keep us in budget. (although we have much room to grow. But God will help us there!) And God allowing him to land the job at UPS is the best thing that could have happened. There is sacrifice in this job...but Jon and I have looked at other options and feel this is where God wants us at for now. I have to be honest...that in some ways I feel selfish and feel it's unfair that I get to be the one at home. Even though I know the women's place is usually to be in the home. Although not all Mother's have the choice to get that option no matter how much they want it. And that is why I have promised to try my hardest NOT to take it forgranted!

So in a few short days...READY OR NOT HERE I GO!!!! I am ready to make so many memories!

8 comments:

Leah said...

I am SO happy for you, Janella! I hope this proves to be a great thing for your family! We need to get together soon... I'm going to invite you to my new house (whenever we finally get it done!).

Liz said...

I'm so glad you get to be home! It does have its own challenges, but I'm sure you will face them with courage and creativity! It is a privilege to get to shape these little hearts on a moment by moment basis. :>) Blessings!

Danessa Riggs said...

I took the same HUGE leap of faith last year and quit my job to be a SAHM. Money is a lot tighter, but it is SO WORTH it. I still thank God for making it possible. We never get this time back with our children. I know you will LOVE being home with your baby girl:-)

The Salisburys said...

It is so worth it that is for sure! My hubby works second shift and has an hour drive to work. Somedays he is gone 14 hours. But, he is making that sacrifice for our family and I make sure and tell the kids everyday how blessed they and I am to have such a wonderful Daddy and hubby! Praying for him helps us get through our days and when we are as a family it is the best times on earth!! Congratulations! I am SO HAPPY for you!:)

Jana said...

So happy for you that you get to be a SAHM now!!! Mark feels the same way about UPS hours but we try to remember what a HUGE blessing his job is!!! Before your daughter is in school and has to get up early, treasure your late evenings!! And like you said, we too LIVE for weekends!!! :-)

Leah said...

Janella - I am really happy for you! I have a friend whose husband works very long and strange hours and she does her best to do her housework and other things through the week so that Saturday and Sunday is all about family! You will figure it out - you had a wonderful example in your mother!! What is really neat is that you will be the one who figures out what works for your family!! You will be GREAT!!

Tanessa said...

Janella I am so happy for you. It is so much fun! You will find out what works best for you all and its ok to be selfish with your family time. Sometimes I am too :) Good luck and when you get settled in we should have a play date. The girls love to mother over small ones :) ha ha

Adam & Val & Aubrey said...

So glad for you! Being home with your baby is such a privilege! :)