Today is a better day. Things are a lot more clear, I know what we have to do is the correct thing to do because our son needs it. For a year now I have been allowed to bring my son to work in an agreement that I had with my boss. I took a 50% pay cut to make this possible and this was HIS idea. So I went from a GREAT job to what seemed to be another GREAT job WITH an opportunity to raise my baby.
Just two weeks ago I was told I could not bring him any longer and that we NEVER had such agreement. So what??? I just decided to show up with a baby one day. Mind you I started to work 2 weeks after having a C-section!!! Who does that? I did, because I was needed. I started to bring my baby to work since he was 2 weeks old.
I have had him working with me for a year and I have been extremely blessed, but from one day to another to tell me this? I would have never left my other job and would have considered daycare, but since I took a 50% pay cut to be with him, we cannot afford daycare and on top of that our medical insurance went up 3% meaning I am down $170 less every month.
After much though and prayer, my husband and I decided that I quit and for the next two years just dedicate my time to our son. Money will be tight, since I am quitting I cannot get any form of financial assistance and I guess I’m going to have to apply for Obamacare or something. I have never not had a job, and I do not know what benefits I can obtain in the state of Florida. I will definitely be doing some odd jobs here and there to sustain us. I’m thinking of babysitting one more kid at home. Maybe sewing something to sell on etsy, posting a few things on ebay, who knows? As confused that I was and continue to be I can see things clearing up a bit.
As of August 8th, I will officially be a stay at home mommy. On the bright side… more time for my son and for me. I have not taken care of me in a while. It is time to do so, get back in shape, be more active, etc…
Things happen on a daily basis that takes us away from who we REALLY are, but then the ONE thing you never thought would happen does. Today has been one of those days. I don’t know who I am anymore. All I can say is that what has been going on better make me a more humble individual, closer to God, and a better mother.
I know… I have been MIA for months, but now I am back. This mommy needs to get it together. LOL!
I just wanted to share that my boy just turned 1 the other day. I want to get back to the routine of clean eating and dirty training. It has been difficult with a baby but a lot of moms out there have been a motivation that if they can do it, so can I!
A few facts: During my pregnancy I only gained 12 pounds. I am still at the same weight that I was when I got pregnant, so lucky me right? I just want to reach that goal… you know how it is.
Starting Monday 6/23 I start my routine. I am taking this week to plan accordingly.
Wish me luck!
P.S. It is nice to be back. I missed you all!
Days like today are memorable.
As we are in our internet /media world, laughing, smiling, shopping, browsing, whatever it may be (and there is nothing wrong with that) there are others whose hearts are filled with sadness, tears, pain…
What have you got to be thankful for?
Let’s stop to appreciate what God has given OR taken away from us.
This small post is dedicated to Penelope (pickle), Kim, Mr. B., and family.
May the Lord give you all strength through this tough time. My words don’t mean anything, but please know that you all are in my sincerest of prayers.
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