I came to the good ol' blog to see when the last time I posted was. It didn't seem possible that it was December 31, but I guess the blog posts don't lie.
I tried to remember how it could be possible that I hadn't blogged in three months. I know it had been intermittent posting before that, but three months! Good grief!
The more I started to think about it, the more I realized why that might have been the case. Then I remembered moving. And how stressful my job has been. And suddenly it didn't seem so unbelievable.
These three months haven't all been bad, though. We had lots of snow days that were fun for the boys -- at our old house and at our new house. We've gotten settled into our new home, and the boys are looking forward to when the pool at our apartment complex opens in May.
Probably the biggest news, though, is that as of this week, Christian was offered and accepted a job at a church in Columbia. He will be the pastoral assistant for now, and he will start at the end of April. After 3.5 years of seminary, most of which saw neither of us with a reliable source of income, the blessing of this is hard to put into words.
My job will likely be over at the end of May (it is just a contract position), so at least for the summer, I will be home with the boys. The month of May will be a big transition as I slightly scale back hours at work while also getting back into stay-at-home mom mode. Christian has done most of the laundry, cooking, and cleaning for the past 7 months, so I hope those things are like riding a bike in that I haven't forgotten how to do them.
I have to say that I'm excited. I've now been on both sides, and I'll admit that the greenness of the grass definitely depends on your perspective. I can empathize with stay-at-home moms who feel like they're stuck at home in monotony, but I can also empathize with working moms who feel like they never get enough time with their kids. There are so many sides to that issue that I could probably help write a book on it at this point (though I'm certainly no expert!). I am hopeful that my experience will help me be more sympathetic to mamas I meet in all walks and seasons of life.
this book on the Kindle and I've really enjoyed it so far. On one hand, it is really encouraging. On the other hand, the seriousness of the calling on Christian and our whole family has become even more weighty. We truly aren't worthy.
The future is bright and hopeful, and we feel abundantly blessed.