Thursday, November 11, 2010

Bountiful Blessings - Day 11

"A wife of noble character who can find?  She is worth far more than rubies...  She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands...  She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.  She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks." 

Today, I'm grateful for my job.  And more than that, I'm grateful that my careeer allows me to work from home.  The Lord has always blessed me with flexible work situations and His ultimate blessing is the opportunity to work from home.

In an ideal world, all Mama's would freely be able to stay at home and not have to work, but in today's world that's just not a reality for many . 

After Harrison was born, I had to opportunity to return to work (in an office setting) on a part-time basis.  Though leaving him to return to work was the most difficult thing I've had to do (and something I regret almost daily), I considered myself lucky to only be part-time.  At the time, I would tell myself, "Staying at home would be perfect, but working part-time is the next best thing." 

Over the past 2+ years that I've been working from home, I've had to rephrase that statement.  I'd say working from home is the next best thing. 

Though working from home is much, much more challenging than any 9-to-5 in an office, the benefits of working from home totally outweigh those challenges. 

Justin and I have been blessed financially over the past year or so to the point that it's not as much of a necessity for me to work anymore.  And to be honest, there are many days that I just want to quit.  BUT, I have to keep my mind in the future.  I know once my children are older and in school, I will need to work to keep me sane.  So - I keep doin' what I'm doin'....which though I complain a little too much about it, really isn't all that bad!

I feel like I share a different relationship with Brig because I didn't have to rush back to work when he was a newborn like I did with Harrison.  I've been able to watch him grow and change and learn on a day-to-day full-time basis, not just on days off and weekends.  And for that, I am beyond grateful.

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