When my lovely hubby got his new job God gave me an opportunity to stay home with Sabrina. I was ready to submit to any decision that Caleb might have, stay home or work. And his decision was, as the head of the household, for me to decide whether I want to stay home full time or work part time. He told me that being full time was out of the picture, which I knew, but now the question was...do I want to go back to work?
I've been praying about this even before he got the job. I remembered learning in bible study the benefits of staying at home with your child, I would hear testimonials from mommies who have stayed home, and I also have talked to those who have gone back to work. I know whichever way I decide it would not be sin, it would be more of a preference issue. Of course I had to examine my own heart to see if there were any kinds of sinful issues that may be leading me one way than the other...but I knew ultimately I wanted to do what honored God the most.
I enjoy working, I've been working since I was 18 years old and I have never found it dull but exciting and enjoyable. Praise God for that, no matter what job He has given me...I've always enjoyed it and the people. I have even been able to share the gospel to some of my co-workers through those jobs. And now here's a milestone of my life...should I stop working! Something that I enjoy, something I know, something that I'm comfortable with. I knew that my decision shouldn't be based on people, like pleasing my mom or my boss...but I wanted to please God and truly care for my family.
After praying about it, I finally made a decision. Of course this course of action is contingent on whether my boss approves it or not...but I've talked to him about it and he knows what my desires are as a mother.
My decision is to work 1 day a week, and stay home 4 days a week. Caleb works 4 days a week and 1 day off...so when he doesn't have work that will be his daddy day with Sabrina and I get to go back to work. And what is so neat about this decision, the money that I would be getting from the one day would go straight to the car...so the added provision is always a blessing. Hopefully my boss is okay with this and if he is not, that's fine to...he knows I wouldn't come back to work so I guess I just have to wait and see what happens.