1/23/13

How do you like it?

I've had a lot of people ask me recently "so how do you like staying home full time", so I thought it was only natural that I talk about it here on the blog.

I absolutely love it. It's almost a weird question to me because I feel like I've always been home full time. I feel like this is exactly what I'm supposed to be doing in my life right now. How could I not love it??

I knew I always wanted to stay home with my kids - so when life happened and I had to go back to work, I was disappointed - but wanted to make the best of it, to not let my emotions control me, but to control my emotions and KNOW that God is always working behind the scenes for my greater even when I'm not aware of it.

And like I've mentioned I'm so glad I had that time to work. It has made me so much more thankful that I get to be at home with Eli. When he is pitching a fit or throwing his food at me I am thankful that I am here for him to do that.

It has made me so much more appreciative of my husband and how hard he works so that I can be home. He wanted me to be home also, and it was an answer to both of our prayers.

I have been home now for about three months and Eli and I have developed a great routine. We stay pretty busy during the week but I make sure we have days at home where we just hang out and play. I don't want these days to go by too fast, I want to enjoy every moment.

I admit, there are days where Eli watches more than the recommended amount of TV (who recommended that amount anyways? Surely not a mom?) and days where cookies appear before 9:00am.

Luke laughs at me because many nights I change out of my yoga pants into sweat pants - like it's some sort of big change. Yoga pants have become my everyday pants. Who needs jeans when yoga pants are in style PLUS you get the added benefit of looking like you just worked out even if you haven't been in a gym in years. Our little optical illusion secret.

I have days where I worry that I'm not playing with Eli enough, or giving him enough attention and days where I feel like we have a good balance.

So when somebody asks me how staying at home is I respond with "absolutely wonderful!"

If you are in a season of waiting I encourage you to have patience. I know it's SO much easier said than done, but God knows the other side, and knows what is best for you and why you are in a season of waiting. And if I can pray for you please let me know!

Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at your from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don't try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-develope, not deficient in any way.
Jame 1 : 2-4 (The Message)



11 comments:

Becca said...

Love you friend :-) you're such a good mom . . . and also, I like your views regarding yoga pants. Agreed.

Maria said...

i would absolutely love to be in your boat some day. working on patience. our first baby is due in february and i'll be back to work after 6 weeks. definitely will miss being home with him!

Brandy said...

I needed this encouragement today.

USCEmily said...

Thanks for your post, Megan. I'm in the waiting phase right now. I want to be home with CHarlotte, and my husband wants me to, as well, but our finances right now do not permit that. Maybe one day!

Mommy Mandy said...

So glad you are loving it! And I tell Skip I'm more productive in yoga pants so that's why I wear them all the time;-)

Leslie Lambert said...

I love reading posts like this...and glad to know I'm not the only one in yoga pants all day. :) (I mean why wear anything else when you can wear the most comfortable thing EVER??) Thanks for my reminder of how blessed I am to be with my little girl all day!

5kidswdisabilities.com said...

I envy you for being able to stay home with your children. What fun!

5kidswdisabilities.com said...

I envy you for being able to stay home with your children. What fun!

5kidswdisabilities.com said...

I envy you for being able to stay home with your children. What fun!

Brittney @ ourpovertywithaview.com said...

Glad I'm not the only one in yoga pants all day! :) I love staying home with Hudson and you're right, it makes you extra-appreciative that I'm able too.

Breanna Mallaire said...

I struggle on a daily basis not being home with my little man :( I pray about it all of the time, but would love your prayers and any tips that helped you get through the waiting period? My son will be 2 in March and I STILL struggle with not being home with him. I am praying for that day, but until then my heart aches each day I walk out the door. I am SO glad God answered your prayers! I rejoiced in your happiness when you shared with us that you were getting to stay home! Enjoy your time! :)