As many of you long-time readers may recall, at the end of September 2012, my husband lost his job. I vividly remember when he called me
from his office to tell me what had taken place. We knew layoffs were
happening at his company but we didn’t expect that he would be let go. As
he pulled in the driveway that afternoon & unpacked the boxes from his car,
I felt a strange sense of peace wash over me – I somehow knew that everything was
going to be okay. I should have been panicking about how we were
going to pay our mortgage, keep the kids in the private school they loved and continue to pay off our medical debts. But,
amazingly, my faith didn’t waver…and though I waited for that feeling of impending doom, it never came.
two years later, I can so clearly see how it was all unfolding and how it was all a part of God’s perfect plan. The truth is that my husband was out of work for over a year and it was only because of your participation with & sharing of my site that we were able to survive that difficult time. Though you may not have known it, because
of your support, this blog was able to meet our financial needs. When someone gives your family a gift like that, you don’t take it lightly. There are so many nights that my husband & I have sat talking about this, reflecting back on it all, and just wept together…because we feel so overwhelmingly blessed.
this blog began as a hobby & creative outlet for me, it has evolved into
something so much greater than I ever could have imagined. And I don’t
say that out of pride for what it has brought me – though I’m appreciative of every opportunity that’s come my way…those are not the things that motivate me to work harder; they are not what drives me. At the end of the day, it really isn’t about me at all.
I have taken this job seriously because I enjoy what I am doing – but, more importantly, because it is a way to take care of the people I love most. Like every working mom, there are many days when I find it difficult to manage the responsibilities of work & parenting. But, even when my plate is full & I’m struggling to balance it all…you will never hear me complain. Because every moment is a blessing. Every single aspect of this job is a gift because it’s providing for my family.