Well, it's been a while now, I've received my last paycheck, and I already was helped at the bank by the teller that replaced me.
I am officially a Stay At Home Momma. And let me tell you something right here and now. I love this. Sure, we went through an adjustment phase, and there were a couple days where I cried my eyes out, even one day where I swore I was going back to work! I'm sure that the Little Man was freaking out too: "Why doesn't she go back to work she is driving me CRAZY!!!". However, now that we have settled in a bit, I can honestly say that I love it.
Now, I know more adjustment is coming. Another baby will be here very soon blowing all of this out of the water but I'm glad we got to reconnect before that. And yes, he has become a mommy's boy again, but we are together pretty much constantly. And yes, when his Nana takes him once a week I feel like I'm missing my left arm and I wish he was back for the first 2 hours he is gone. On the other hand, it's kinda nice to feel these things again.
What has gotten me through this adjustment period? Galatians. Specifically one verse that I just keep repeating over and over again when I am exasperated, exhausted, when he ignores me in an attempt to not listen, when he throws a tantrum, when I feel like I'm tired of being consistent ("please stop throwing the mulch in the driveway honey!").
Here it is in the NIV:
"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."
And since the hubs and I looked it up in different versions here are some for you.
"And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart."
"So let's not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don't give up, or quit."
Now, I realize that I am taking this out of context. One of my favorite reasons in discussing the Bible with my hubby is that he always wants to look at a verse in it's context. Anyone can take a verse and make it say something entirely different than intended!
However, this verse came back to mind a while ago and has been STUCK there ever since. I am claiming it as my own.