I’m BACK!!!

I know! I know! I may have extended my stay-cation a little bit longer than planned without any notification. I know how that must have left you missing this little Stay-at-Home Mommy. It turned out to be a whirlwind of a month which required a long recovery period. I would love to share all of the happenings in SAHMommyville (and I will), but it might make this post drag on and on and on. I will give you a brief overview so that you can reminisisce with me on the good and bad times I had (and yes, I am sure to forget most of it)…

We “finished” decorating the downstairs of our house…including making curtains (separate post to come).

We celebrated MK’s 3rd Birthday and B’s 1st Birthday with an Elmo & Ariel go Under the Sea party (This deserves its own post…or maybe 2 or 3).

We had a family dinner with a cousin and her new husband from California.

My handyman husband fixed our dryer that went out right when we realized that our well bank account had run dry for the month.

Brian led a men’s Bible study at the church, while I participated in the women’s study….this is the last week for me and I can’t wait to share with you how great it went (stay tuned…).

And I am finishing up 2 super cute halloween costumes as we speak.

And yes, I’m pretty sure I am leaving out  half of what went on in our lives over the past month and a half.  But, I don’t want to overwhelm ya’ll ;).  I do want to share one more thing… we made a huge decision last week. Drumroll please….

I will be going back to work 1 day a week. This decision did not come lightly. I spent hours, if not days in prayer (I feel like I should add this to the list of things that happened because I think it took up just as much of my time as planning the birthday party). I am very excited about our final decision. I am excited to start seeing kids again. Treating young children is my passion and I don’t think I realized how much I was missing it until we made the decision for me to start doing it again. I am also excited because my own kids will be getting more daddy time during the week. Little B is going to spend the morning with his Nana while MK is in preschool. Then Brian is going to bring them home at lunchtime and work from home while they take their afternoon naps. I feel like we are getting the best of both worlds. We are both getting to work outside of the home while our children are getting nurtured in the home.  B will also be very pleased to spend the morning with his Nana and Papa once a week.  MK used to get 2 days a week of quality Nana & Papa time, its B’s turn to get some too.  Don’t get me wrong, I am dreading giving up a day of my precious time with my children.  But, I do think this is the better option for all involved.

So where does that leave this little old blog? I’m not 100% sure. I still have some big ideas for it and would like to see them carried out. I feel like God is still in favor of it as well. I’m just not able to see the big picture yet. I’m not sure where the time will come from or what type of posts you can plan to see. All I can promise is that I will try to keep you posted every step of the way.

This children’s song sums me up well…

He’s Still Working On Me

“He’s still working on me
To make me what I need to be
It took him just a week to make the moon and the stars
The sun and the earth and Jupiter and Mars
How loving and patient He must be
‘Cause He’s still workin’ on me

There really ought to be a sign upon my heart
Don’t judge him yet, there’s an unfinished part
But I’ll be better just according to His plan
Fashioned by the Master’s loving hands

In the mirror of His word
Reflections that I see
Makes me wonder why He never gave up on me
But He loves me as I am and helps me when I pray
Remember He’s the potter; I’m the clay

I am trying to constantly remind myself that He is the potter and I’m just the clay.  I am trying to do something that is so unnatural of my sinnful nature…be fully submitted to him.  I am a bit of a control freak, and that just doesn’t fit God’s plans for me or for any of his children.  So, here I am trusting Him to carry out His will for my life.  Are you facing something similar?  Don’t hold on to where you are now.  Let Him be your potter.  He is a much better artist than we are.

Nicole

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