It has been a tough week over here. Millie has been a bit cranky pants day and night over the past few days and I am feeling the pressure of the last few precious days at home with my sweet girl.
I hate to see this short and sweet season of my life pass by, but I am going to try to embrace the next season with a thankful heart. A friend at church mentioned that women have to go through seasons of life that men don’t really go through. Since women have babies, stay home, go back to work, etc but men just go to work and come home regardless if there are babies at home to be cared for (usually, I know some men do the SAHD thing). I was going to do a post about my honest thoughts on going back to work, but God has been working on my heart lately and whispering to me to be more thankful. So instead of writing a post that might make me feel more discouraged and unthankful, I am going to praise Him for providing for our family, giving me a great job that I am good at and blessing us with a wonderful baby girl who will be cared for so well at the babysitter’s house.
So why the change of attitude?
I have been trying to listen to God these past few days and He has been really working heard on me. I have read a few great blog posts this week from other wonderful Christian women and ‘met’ and been encouraged by some other great working moms through the Influence Network. I have also been reading through Ann Voskamp’s book One Thousand Gifts and the current She Reads Truth series on having a fresh start. My heart is changing each day. I feel layers being ripped away and I feel a desire to be thankful instead of discouraged. I feel Him moving in me and shaping me into something.
You may see some changes here as a result, but for now I am going to leave you with some pictures of our week.
So proud to be in her Bumbo//conversation with a friend about Millie//Finally asleep
Holding hands//rocking her Minnie outfit
Reading “1 2 3 Sew” and drinking coffee during nap//Loving her swing and the extra space in our living room//Devotional
Go over and check out the photo of Millie featured on Today’s Letters
I am linking up with the Tell Your Story Link up o n The Hollie Rogue