Today is the first official day of my new job. It will have longer hours, less pay and be the hardest job I've ever done. But it will also be the most rewarding and important job I will ever do in my life.
Meet my new boss...
She definitely cracks the whip! ;)
After lots of prayers and many discussions with the hubs, we both made the decision for me to stay home with Maggie. It was certainly not easy to make this choice but one that I think will be best for our family. I've always wanted to be a stay at home mom but wasn't sure if that was something we could do. I also loved the company I worked for and the people I worked with. Six years is a long time to work somewhere, and that sort of becomes your identity. I struggled a lot more then I thought I would making the decision to leave, especially because my husband also works there. We would drive to work and have lunch together almost everyday. I loved sharing that part of our lives and connecting on that level. It will be something I will always cherish. Plus, there is always the option to go back when I feel ready.
I asked myself what would I regret more... staying home with my daughter or not working? I also realized that I could always go back to work but I can not always get back this time with her. She is changing so much each and everyday, and I don't want to miss one minute of it! All those thoughts were what ultimately decided it for us. Yes, things will be a little bit tighter around our household but it's a sacrifice we were willing to take. I know not every family has this option, and I will not be taking this blessing for granted!
Maggie with my now former boss, saying goodbye. I definitely teared up a ton cleaning out my desk and saying bye to all my coworkers. But they are always there and I can still see them whenever!
To new beginnings!