Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Encouraging Words

I was sitting here at work, scrolling through my blog thinking about what to type yet feeling so overwhelmed I decided not to post anything until I read this. This is an amazing blog and has encouraged me in SO many ways! Although I am not house hunting, I am hunting for any way to stay/work from home. I feel like I'm starting to sound like a broken record and am feeling ready to give up on trying to figure out ways how to do it. I'm stuck between just staying where I am and riding it out or really fighting for something I've always known I wanted to do. Taking her to Mother's Day Out has not been ANY easier. After dropping her off this morning a little girl (maybe around 4) whispered to her mother, "She cries a lot." Talk about breaking my heart!!

Just like Laura says, I hate to even ask for this because there are many other people fighting much harder battles than I am. The verses she shared remind me that this bold asking is our privilege. Such encouraging words! I know that my wants will be fulfilled in His time. I'm just learning to be patient and know that God has bigger plans and all to propser me.

I know I haven't posted pictures lately but here are a few from my phone!

Since I'm off on Tuesday and Thursday and Justin has been out of town a lot I've been feeding the cows pellets.

Brantley's first time on Cowgirl. She LOVED it!

Since about 6 months old this girl has been crawling and about 7 months pulling up. No where in the house is safe anymore :)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Catching Up

Wow it's been a while! So much for keeping those monthly updates monthly! I don't even know where to start so I guess I will just jump right in. We have been busy! Some days I don't feel like I have a minute to think. Justin has been working a lot out of town on a job site, as you know March has come and gone so I'm back at work (part time) and Brantley has started Mother's Day out. Let's just start with the negative so we can end on the positive!!

I absolutely HATE taking Brantley to MDO. There's just something about another person telling me what my child did all day. It all started because my boss is now asking me to come into the office part time. I work half days, 3 days a week. Some people think that's nothing. It really isn't a lot except for the fact that my mind and heart are in MDO 2 miles away... Today is day 3 of her there and it hasn't been any easier. I don't expect it to be for a while. Some moms are totally fine with sending their children off, to each their own! I'm not dissing anyone who puts their child in daycare starting when they're 6 weeks old. If there's one thing motherhood has taught me, I don't care what you do with your child or how you raise them, that's your choice and how I choose to raise my children is my choice. I understand it's good for them to be exposed to other children, etc. but my mother stayed home with us and we turned out just fine. 

I really feel for those mothers who have to put their children in daycare 5 days a week, all day. There's a lot that goes into it! I don't want to be totally bitter because I have been SO FORTUNATE to stay home with Brantley until now. Hopefully within a year I can stay home without having to work. I keep telling myself if God brings you to it, He will bring you through it! 

On to the positive, the MDO is really nice and is right by my office. The ladies are SO sweet and they really care about each of the babies. They text and will send pictures throughout the day if I ask. 

Other than having to do the MDO everything has been great. I plan on posting her monthly updates with pictures soon! Brantley has been doing amazing. She is crawling everywhere and pulling up on everything! She is the funniest baby ever. On the farm side we have been busy as well. Most afternoons and every weekend (all weekend) Justin is doing farm work. Brantley and I have been able to ride and do stuff with him and she loves it. 

I will be back soon with pictures and monthly updates!