Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Where this is going.

I’ve been back to work now since May 26th, which is plenty of time for me to gauge how things are going to go. I would love to have had a smooth, not much responsibility, ease back into my “new normal” transition period, but alas that was not to be. I came back from maternity leave at a critical time in my project. While it’s a great feeling to be respected for the experience and work ethic you bring to the table, my work life became a bit more complex with a little person at home whose heart beat within me only months prior.

So far, with the help of my husband, the backing of our family, and God’s blessing to provide wonderful care for our son, it is working. Really, I have 3 full time jobs: housekeeping (that’s right, I do all my own stunts), child-rearing, and the work for which I am paid. There are moments when I get all annoyed with women’s lib, not because I can't do it all, but because I am tired of doing it all. (Save me the lecture, women's libbers. Yes, I'm proud to have the right to vote.)

But God has been so gracious to me. I've only fallen flat on my face once during these three months, and it was exactly that--I fell flat on my face in my kitchen after slipping in some water! (Water that I dripped--way to go, me.) I have never felt His kindness more to me than in this time. He holds me up at work, He raises me in the morning at ridiculously early o'clock, and He grants me wonderful times with my husband and son. And somewhere in there, I have started exercising with my old running buddy and counting WW points.

So I see the blog headed in a bit of a new direction. Hopefully it won't be just in the direction of picture and caption, but instead, a place where I lay down my thoughts as a working mom, homemaker, wife, and pursuer of the Lord. I'm sure to have stories of my major fails (because that is a noun here in the '10s), but I have great expectation that there will be victories to recount as well!

I hope you'll come along for the ride!


  1. I'm here & plan on sticking around for the ride! I'm so proud of you for doing an amazing job as a working mom! Love you!

  2. I totally agree with you. I love that I can do it all, but I often wonder if I really WANT to. Switching jobs on Monday (same org) when I am back from vacation and love connecting with working moms!

  3. Thanks for sharing this - and I can't wait to hear all about it. =)

  4. Thanks, Ladies! I've got a lot on my mind these days and need to just write it down!

  5. totally respect you Em - don't think I could do what you do, although sometimes I think I want to try.


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