At the beginning of this school year I was really apprehensive. I was facing a new season of motherhood with all of our children in school full-time and re-entering the work world in unfamiliar territory at our family business. Not only haven’t I worked full-time in over 7 years, but I come from Real Estate and was moving into automotive repair and tires. Both are working with big investments for clients, but they are also very different.
It was so much change all at once. I was afraid that I was not only going to sorely miss being home with little ones, but also not be able to hack it in my new position and let my husband down who really needed my help which is my job as his wife. I was pleasantly surprised however when God immediately showed up.
Jackson absolutely LOVES school and in fact still prays and thanks God that he is able to go to Kindergarten and his teacher is amazing. Both Em and Max have also had a great start which is a huge answer to prayer and we are almost a third of the way done with nearly a trimester under our belt already! And while I do miss being home with babies, I was shocked at how much I really enjoy working in our business. It is taxing physically but I find myself really excited to go back after recovering from surgery. It is very fulfilling to contribute to our family and learning about how our business works from all sides is so interesting. And working with my husband is really fun.
What I am thankful for today is that I am able to be with our children each day before and after school and when they are ill or not in school. It is such a blessing that my “boss” understands more than anyone how important putting them before work is because no one cares more about them than he does.
After school is such an important time when our children are coming home and they all have so much to tell me about their day. There is a lot to process and it can be a little chaotic with 3 kiddos coming at me with a whole lot of information, backpacks flying, lunch bags falling and all of them asking for different snacks and going out to play with their friends who are knocking at the door. I find myself continuously stressing the importance of homework first which is an everyday battle, and they can really get on each other’s nerves when coming together after being apart all day, but I am so thankful that I can be here for them. It is a blessed gift that has made this bittersweet transition into a new season of motherhood so much easier.