About 5 months ago when my 12 weeks of learning how to be a new mommy were over I went back to work. I did not enjoy being back at work. I wanted to be home with my son. There are two main reasons why it was a good thing I went back to work. I learned how to be me again. To be me plus be a mommy. And Chase learned what it was like to be a stay at home daddy during the summer. Two great reasons! And that is part of the reason I stuck it out, well, that and the money.
Once Chase went back to school we had to put baby J in daycare and it honestly wasn’t the best situation for our family. Daycares have a lot of rules and this one was more institutionalized than many others. During the first couple weeks he was in daycare we knew this was not going to work for our family so Chase and I started joking about me quitting my job. How could I quit when I make the bulk of our money? It didn’t seem logical. But God rarely cares about logic as we come to find out. After much praying and much discussing and budgeting we took a huge leap of faith and about 10 weeks after that day when we joked about it, I worked my last day at my job. I have never felt more at peace with a decision. Our little family was instantly happier. Everything just kind of fits into place. I didn’t know what to expect when I quit. I knew I had to trust that God doesn’t care about money and he cares about people so I had to do the same. If I kept my family first then the money wouldn’t matter, it would never matter.
It’s amazing how when one door closes another opens. That saying has always sounded so cliché to me but it is also so true. We took that step of faith for our family and God has already blessed our family in so many ways. One of them is that I now have a new job where I still get to keep my family first. As of this week I am now working with my friend’s mom selling health insurance. And I am mostly working from home! I plan on working out of her office one day a week just so I can spend some hours focusing on paperwork and such.
Taking a leap of faith is a little scary sometimes, I would know. I didn’t know what would happen once we did it. I just knew it was the right thing to do. To some people that may sound crazy, but to me it sounds just right.