And so I have a new job it seems! I am a part time teacher now and we started just this week! Don't I seem enthusiastic? Well...
Truthfully, this is not the plan I would have chosen for myself. This year I thought I would have 3 older children in school and one tiny darling little helper home with me. I thought that my husbands untraditional work schedule would mean that I would have time to work on soap & candle making, time to volunteer, and a little time to myself. Actually, he has worked more than ever and now I have a new role I didn't expect.
It's not what I pictured...it's taken a few days to get used to the idea...reframe my expectations. Realize I am still much needed by the little people in our home.
And of course then I remember this is absolutely part of the dreams I have for our family. The hobby farming, the gardening and soap making and children raising and homeschooling are a beautiful fit in this country lifestyle we have chosen. Most of all, it's the children who are the blessings that make everything else worthwhile. So we will do whatever it takes to see them healthy, happy and thriving and we will in return be blessed beyond measure.