I don’t want this blog to be about me, because that, most likely, won’t be beneficial to you. But I share what I’m LEARNING and LIVING through in my posts, so occasionally I want to let you know what is going on with me. I think this helps us relate/connect – especially if you’re in this season too!
If you ask me about makeup/skincare, I can give you a certified and educated response…but anything I share about homemaking has come from living it… and usually learning the hard way. And so many of my recent experiences have added so much to this “education”.
To start off, a huge part of my life right now revolves around my husband’s job situation. He works an hour away from home, which makes his work days 12+ hours, and usually means he is only able to see our daughter for a maximum of 15 minutes a day (although some days he isn’t able to see her at all). Since we got married, he has been trying to find a job closer, but there just aren’t that many options in our area.
Of course we would LOVE to have him closer, but we have also seen God work in us and grow us soooo much these past two years! We are learning to have contentment in ALL situations, joy when it seems hopeless, and thankfulness in realizing how many people don’t have a job at all. Most off all, we are learning to trust in God’s timing.
We are fully confident that God will provide a way for Josh to spend more time with us, but also that there is a reason that door hasn’t opened up yet. No matter how much we would love to know what our future holds, that is for God alone to know.
If you have visited my About page, you will know that we bought our wonderful home in November of 2015 and absolutely LOVE it! We have been able to put our own touches on it and it is truly more then we could have ever hoped or imagined when dreaming of our first home!
But family is always more important and the more jobs opportunities that fell through, the more we wondered if God was tell us to move closer to Josh’s work instead of trying to get him closer to our home.
The downsides to that is that we have a lot of family close to where we live, as well as a great church and a lot more shopping/activity options (his job is in a VERY small neighboring town). Despite that, both he and I had a complete peace about putting our house on the market and seeing what God would do.
Because we had originally bought it under market value and had made several changes to it since purchasing, we were looking at making around $10-15,000 if it sold, which would, of course, be very helpful.
We had our house on the market for about a month and learned soooo much about home owning, home presentation, and again, trusting God.
But He moves in mysterious ways and after that month, in no uncertain terms, He said to trust Him again and take our house off the market. So we did.
We are so thankful to be able to stay at home (and not have to be moving at the end of my pregnancy) and are trusting that He will work out that job situation when He sees fit.
Another HUGE change in my homemaking experience is that fact that I am due to have our second baby ANY DAY!!! Our daughter just turned one so these two will be keeping me quite busy for a little while!
Being more intentional when prepping for this baby has been the biggest learning opportunity. Make sure to check out my Postpartum Commitment Series to find out how I’m prepping for the baby’s arrival and my recovery afterward.
Well, there you have it! Our current life in a nutshell! I can’t wait to keep you updated and continue to share what God is teaching me through this wonderfully exciting ride!