Soaking it all in {Im a working mom}

As the great philosopher Ferris Bueler once said "Life moves pretty fast, if you dont stop to take a look around once in awhile... you may miss it" =)

That really is one of my favorite quotes and it is so true. Lately I have been soaking it all in. Soaking it in because starting March 1st, I am a working mom. This is bitter sweet for me for a lot of reasons, but mostly because I wont get to share my entire day with Keating anymore. I'll no longer be a stay at home mom.

Going back to work has been a huge internal struggle for me. There have been many prayers and many tears. I kept thinking things like, "What if I miss something important? Like his first steps?" I prayed for a sense of peace about the situation, and that everything would just work out... And what do you know, everything just seemed to fall into my lap. Gotta love it when that happens!

I have found a job with a great company with a lot of mothers. They truly understand what I am going through, and they really get the importance of family. That was such a relief. I did not want a job where I was a slave to my desk. Also, my office will be seven minutes from my house once we move. You can't ask for a shorter commute than that! I think it is so reassuring that even when we feel like our lives are up in the air, that God's got it covered. When we are struggling to make difficult decisions and even having to do things that literally break our hearts, that God already has everything worked out.

It is still going to be incredibly hard those first few days to leave my baby, but I feel great knowing that he will be staying with my cousin and her little girl. He will have a playmate to entertain him and get real interaction with another kid. Then in September he will be starting a mothers morning out program at my mom's preschool. He already feels right at home there, so it should be an easy transition.

This past weekend was a perfect family weekend. I felt like everything is just as it is supposed to be now. For the past 7 months, I have felt out of sorts. Getting adjusted to being a mom and having a family, and then we moved into my parents basement until we are able to move to our house. We are so thankful that we have been able to stay here, but I am READY for a house of my own again!!

We have finally closed on our house and now we can officially get excited about renovating it and making it home. We spent the weekend furniture shopping and taking advantage of presidents day furniture sales. We went to about 6 furniture stores where we stuffed Keating full of snacks to keep him entertained. He was so good, I still cant believe it. We found a new King bedroom suit that I can't wait to use!! I love Brad and all, but I need my space to sleep! I also decided on new couches that are being custom upholstered. I thought that would be really expensive, but was thrilled when I found it for a steal! I cant wait to show y'all what I picked out! If you try really hard, I bet you can guess what color the couches are!

Well, I am sorry for how lengthy this is. I didn't intend for it to be. I am sure by this point, only my MawMaw is reading! Hey MawMaw!


  1. Haha! I made it to the end! Congrats on the closing, I am sure you guys are anxious to get everything under way!

  2. It's hard going back to work isn't it? I struggled with it so much. I just went back to work in January part-time when Laney was 14 months old. She adjusted so well and the transition has gone really smooth. I am hoping to stay home after the next baby, but we'll see when the time comes.

    I'm sure Keating will adjust too and everything will work out. What are you going to be doing?

  3. I'm not Maw Maw but I did read your entire post!! God certainly does have a way of showing us his plan.. in his time. I've had a semiliar situation wondering what he wanted me to do. I loved your post, and am so happy about your house. I can't wait to see more pics!!

    Telia, NewlyWedWifeLife

  4. Can you tell me how you painted your high chair? Did you have to do anything to it before you painted? What kind of paint? Spray? I have one very similar that was Kristi's (yep, I'm her mother) when she was little and it is in need of sprucing up for our sweet Grace. I love how your red high chair turned out. Great job !! Congrats on the house and the job !! ~~debby

  5. It's hard to juggle work and motherhood, but I know you can do it! Congratulations on finding a job, and I wish you the very best in your new day-time gig.

    I can't wait to see pictures of the new furniture!

  6. Congrats on the job!!! I am so glad that it worked out!
    I love the house as well!!! and the high-chair is awesome!

  7. Congrats on the job! It's awesome that he still gets to be with family all day long!

  8. I'm not Maw maw either! Good luck with your first day back. Sometimes I have to remind myself to slow down and take it all in. Life is good. Work will be good!


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