>> Friday, June 28, 2013
April showers brought us the most beautiful May flowers, theoretically speaking.
Life presented us with some tough choices and wonderful opportunities this spring. Opportunities that literally presented themselves in such a way that you couldn't ignore or pass up.
After we had Mattie we knew some things had to change in our lives, but we really weren't sure what needed to change. It wasn't the actual birth of Mattie Jayne that rocked our world. It was the realization that we only have one life to live this beautiful life that we've been blessed with.
Mr. and I were always stressed to the max and both worked jobs that required our attention or thought 24/7. That, on top of our family, which obviously needs us 24/7+. We also need each other, but were too tired to give anymore to one another at the end of the day.
We contemplated me not working.
We inquired about me dropping a few hours, working a bit less.
We felt change was upon us, just not sure when it would present itself.
And then one night, on our way to Friday Family Date Night, I got a text that was the change we were waiting for. An invitation to join a dream team. An invitation so sincere and real that I was re-charged. Re-charged in myself more than I've ever been before.
43 applicants, 2-rounds of interviews, countless hours of prayer for guidance, and one offer that I couldn't pass up.
I am not the most religious person. We don't go to church. I've yet to have my children baptized. But, I believe. And I pray and worship with myself often. I know in my heart of hearts with all my faith, that this was the answer I had been looking for...quite possibly longer than I'm even aware of.
So after almost nine years in the advertising agency world, I am now the Marketing Specialist for a local hospital.
From day-one, I knew that this was the perfect job for me. I'm doing something that I love, for an industry that's second nature to me. I have the flexibility and support that our family needs. And my family has me, and it feels good.
May flowers didn't just bloom for me though.
Mattie finally got an open position at Jackson's school. She'd been on the waiting list since conception, seriously. She had a rough first few days, but she's finding her routine too. We absolutely love the school and couldn't be happier knowing that our children are in such a loving and educational place. Talk about making going to work so much easier...especially since our nanny literally no-showed her last two weeks with us and I don't even want to think about how she may have treated our princess.
|First day of Pre-K4 & Daycare. May 27, 2013|
|5-months and a few days|
|Two weeks shy of his 4th birthday|
Jackson started Pre-k4 the same day that Mattie started at his school...which also happened to be the same day I moved in to my new office. We decided to cram as much change into one day as possible:)
So that pretty much sums up the changes that transpired into our May flowers that are in full bloom now!