Family 2015

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Blessing in Disguise

So, we have been in Virginia for about 2 1/2 months now.  The plan was for me to find a job and start working part time shortly after the kids started school.  I have put out some applications and had a few possibilities, but for whatever reason, nothing has landed yet.

I went from being frustrated about it to taking a step back and realizing that perhaps, I should just enjoy this little respite that I'm getting.  Perhaps God knew this would be the perfect time to insert a little break for me and loved me enough to do it in spite of my well-laid plans.  Certainly I will keep looking and I'm sure I will find a job.  But, for now, this time I have alone to myself each day is priceless.

*Disclaimer to any of my kids who may read this:  I love you.  Being a Mom is one of the best things in my life.  I can't imagine not having you, and I wouldn't change anything about my life.  :)

But, that doesn't mean I don't get tired and I don't think I realized just how tired I was until I got this little reprieve.

This may shock some of you, but I am an absolute introvert.  I love people and enjoy being around them, but socializing is draining to me, not energizing like it is to some.  My soul and mind are regenerated and restored when I have time to spend by myself and that just hasn't happened that often in the last 17 years.  Actually, the last time I remember it happening for any length of time was during my hospitalization before Carter was born.  When I relate that story to people I often hear things like, "I don't know how you managed to stay in the hospital for all that time - I would have gone stark, raving mad."  I smile and say something heroic like "Oh, well, you do what you have to for your kids, right?"  But, really, it wasn't that bad.  Who am I kidding?  Most of the time, it was great!  I read 17 novels and had a laptop all to myself all day long.  Introvert paradise.

So, anyway.

I am going to enjoy this time because I know it will come to an end.  I will love whatever comes after it, but for now I'm gonna party like a rockstar...a reeaallll quiet one.  ;)


  1. I'm so glad you all are feeling more adjusted to life in VA!! Praying you are able to sincerely enjoy this quite and slow time that God has blessed you with!! So excited to see what all He will teach you during this time!! Also praying for job possibilities as well!! Sending hugs your way!! Love you guys!! <3

  2. Thanks Katlin! I enjoy reading about you and Micah's journey to the altar also - you might be the most organized bride-to-be I have ever known. ;)