Tuesday, August 26, 2008

It's Official......

.....I'm a stay at home mom.

Wow. How weird to even type that.

You know when you are young and you have this plan for your life? My plan was always to get married, have children, but keep my career. It was very important to me to remain independent, financially. Once I got old enough to start thinking about having children, the idea of staying home appealled to me, but I was pretty sure we weren't going to be in the position that would allow me to stay home. After I got pregnant, I knew that I was not going to be able to leave our baby with someone else all day long, week after week.

God truly had a plan for us. If I would have gotten pregnant even 8 months earlier, staying at home would not have been an option. Now, I'm able to stay home with our daughter AND we are getting ready to purchase our first home! I'm so thankful.

Friday was my official last day of work. It's strange, knowing that I am done. It's strange knowing that my days are now filled with diaper changes, feedings, lullabies and pat-a-cake instead of drawing blood and giving people HIV results. It's strange that I can wear my t-shirts and yoga pants and not skirts and slacks.
It's just strange.....

I won't miss my job, but I will miss my boss, Dale and my buddy, Karen. I feel so bad sometimes, leaving Karen "alone" at work. If she would have left me there, I would have been just devastated. She was my rock, my sounding board. Make sense? I will miss seeing her every day and our conversations. She must have been all part of God's plan for me at that job.

I need to bring this post to an end... gotta say goodbye to my husband, who has to go off to work in order to bring home the bacon.


Jennifer said...

This will turn to be the best job, the most rewarding, and the hardest job you will ever have...........and what a gift and a blessing from GOD that you are able to stay and raise that child yourself.... a gift to Chloe as well.

I would not have it any other way!

ps did you guys ever do the Dave Ramsey plan?

Alexis Jacobs said...

Congrats on your new job. You will love it! :)

Sarah said...


I second what Jennifer said. Some days are glorious, other days you think it'd just be easier to leave and go to "a real job" but at the end of a day, you wouldn't have it any other way!

I'm excited for you. And Chloe will thank you when she's older.

Anonymous said...

Aww You're so sweet!! You too were my rock.....now all I have are little pebbles around.... ha ha ha ha ha (how bout maybe even just a grain of sand?). The job isn't the same and never will be but I'm so glad you can be home with Chloe. I wish that for all mothers....truly. I miss you Corrina Habernathy. You were a wonderful friend and you taught me so much and kept me in CHECK which I sooo needed. Enjoy being the great mom that you are. What a lucky baby Miss Chloe is!!!
Lots and Lots of Love to You, Keith, and Chloe.

Lilypad Mom said...

I never thought I'd be a SAHM either. I didn't think I would be able to give up working and having adult conversations everyday. While I do miss the people that I worked with, and some days I am dying for a little adult conversation, I wouldn't give up a minute of the last (almost) 3 years that I have spent at home. It has been more challenging and fulfilling than I had ever imagined. Enjoy it all.

Louise said...

That is SOO exciting!!
SO happy for you!
Even though there are rough days, it IS worth it. I worked while Noah was a baby b/c we only got 6 months mat leave and just couldn't do on one income and now I have been at home with my kids for 8 years...crazy I can hardly believe that as I type, I have been a SAHM since I was 23..strange..Anyway great choice!!