Thursday, March 26, 2009

Take Heart Part 1

Take heart dear ones.... I just wanted to open a bit of discussion. Why do we do what we do?

Many of us didn't chose to stay home and raise a family. A number of us thought we would have it all, including that big corner office in the city. Or we would be traveling all over this big, beautiful world! But for one reason or another we have been called to home life (at least most of us reading-i think). Some have come kicking and screaming, while others of us never wanted to leave and came running back!

I'm one who never wanted to leave, but thought she had to... Does that make any sense?

I graduated High School with a full scholarship to Junior College started but withdrew mid semester my first term. Why? I had no clue of what I wanted to do other than be a Mom and that seemed to be just a side job (not what you were "supposed" to dedicate yourself to). I started working at a bank and tried moving out on my own. I accepted Jesus as my Savior during this time and began to rely on him for the answers. I was working at a bank and gaining some major knowledge in that arena, but truthfully my parents had taught me how to budget when I became a teen.

I was really trying to figure it out! I love children and decided to head back to school for a teaching certificate. I learned so much. Some bad , but mostly good. I started teaching in preschool while working on my degree. I found that taking care of 10 two year olds all alone and teaching potty training was too much for one person. I was always wiped out and even a bit afraid of having my own children, thinking this is how it would be.

Then I met Superman. (It still amazes me to see how the Lord has moved in my life - in spite of me!) Within 2 1/2 years we were married. We decided that I would only work part time and learn to keep house. Hmmmmmm. I wanted this, but did I? Within 5 months I was pregnant with our 1st of 4 beauties. Now I was in it full swing. What do I next?

So going back to my question. What has brought you this place in your life?
I'd love to hear from you.

julie

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