Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sunday Thoughts

Sunday is a day of rest huh? Some of them are, and some of them just aren't:)

Our family went every which way today. The boys went to church with Grandma and Grandpa. The girls went to church with us. After church my mom took Allie home, and Grandma and Grandpa brought the boys home. My mom spent the afternoon with them, and Matt and I took Cara with us to visit Matt's grandma who is recovering from her broken hip in a rehab facility about 1 1/2 hours away. It was a little chaotic packing things for everyone and getting us all where we needed to go, but I think all of the kids had fun doing something a little bit different!

The kids continue to do well with their new beds. We have had our share of boo boos involving them flipping out of them, pushing unwanted visitors (Allie) out of them, and standing up and jumping out. We continue to reinforce safety rules and pray that the novelty wears off soon. One thing is for sure, they don't miss their cribs at all! I guess this means that they truly have reached the phase of craving more independence and needing less and less security. BIG sigh...

In other news, I have officially resigned from my teaching job. Some of you may say "What teaching job?" as I obviously have not been working outside of the home in quite a few years. I've been on maternity leave since February of 2007 when I voluntarily took myself out of work while pregnant with the triplets and during my mom's relapse with Lymphoma. Fortunately I was able to extend my maternity leave when I became pregnant with Allison. I had to make a decision this spring to either return full time in the fall or resign.

After toiling for months about this decision...I have come to terms with the fact that I can't work full time and care for my family in the way that I want to while maintaining my sanity. So I resigned. I won't get into all the feelings that went along with that decision, but it was surely a very hard one to make. That being said, I feel so happy to know that I'll be home for the next few years before the kids are in school. Oh how I feel this time flying by so fast...

The catch is that I do need to find some part time work. So where does one go to find a job that offers very flexible hours to a 31 year old mom who has a degree or two and likes to sing, write, and plan parties? Anyone....anyone?

I'm praying that God will point me in the direction I should go:)


  1. So weird that your entry today was on this subject...for some reason God laid this very thing on my heart yesterday, and I wondered if you had resigned & just not mentioned it. I knew the time had to be at hand. That said, God bless you Meg. Truly, you made the right decision & I promise you will NEVER regret it. There will be many years to make a mark on the lives of lots of future students, but today, right now, is the only chance you will have to be doing exactly what you're doing. Prov. 31:28 "Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her."

  2. The timing of your resignation is ironic. Last week, after 7 years of maternity and then unpaid leave and then maternity and then more unpaid leave, I too decided I wouldn't be returning. How on earth could I juggle therapy appointments for G, lack of sleep for me and doing everything else I do? I couldn't so it is a decision I'm thrilled with.

  3. Good for you, Megan! I promise you, it is a decision you will never regret! You will never get this time back with your kids!

    I'll be praying for you that God leads you to a perfect part-time work situation.

  4. Good for you! I am sure that was a really hard decision!


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