II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Curve Ball..

So, life just keeps throwing me curve balls. Just when I think things are settling down into a nice, comfortable routine, something changes.
This morning I found out that the lady I'm babysitting for has decided to give her 2 weeks notice to her job today...which means, my babysitting job is about to come to an end. Somewhat strangely, I feel sad. It's been a blessing to me in MANY ways. Besides the obvious blessing of added income, it has also forced me to slow down. I've played more with my kids in this past month and spent a lot more time enjoying our home and the things we have. In addition to that, I've really come to appreciate the opportunity for my kids to have playmates around. Every day Grant wakes up asking me if it's a day that Madison and Nathan are coming over. He is no longer bored all morning while I try to work--but instead he gets out his toys and plays! No more sitting in front of the TV for 4 hours...instead there's hide-n-seek and arts & crafts and make believe play. It's been wonderful.
I'm trying to remind myself of the good things about this ending...such as--I'll be able to start going to my classes at the gym again on Tue & Thur. :o)
But quite honestly, that's about the ONLY positive thing I can come up with. Even the things that I thought were going to be negative (like not having as much freedom to run around town) has actually been a good thing because the less "running around" I do..the more money I save AND the more time I spend with the kids.
It's truely been a win-win situation and I'm sad to see it end.
HOWEVER, as God has proven time and time again...He always has something in store for me and I'm looking ahead with excitement as I see what's next up on the agenda! I pray that I remain in the right state of mind so that He is always able to use me wherever He wants...and that no matter what I'm doing, I always remember to give HIM all the glory and honor! Because it is only through Him and by Him, that I am who I am and that I do what I do! Anything good you see in me, is just Jesus shining through!


SugarberrySensations said...

Awww Jen, I'm sorry to hear it's coming to an end for you - but my goodness, when you can see so many positives come out of it - wow, what a blessing it has been indeed! That is just awesome Jen, you have such a wonderful outlook on life!!!!!

You are awesome, and I have no doubt that another blessing will be headed your way soon!!!


Kate said...

sorry to hear that hon. i know how much you were enjoying it :( i'm glad you had a great experience w/ them though. as long as we're living and learning, no regrets, right?

KC said...

Oooo, God must be making the way possible, for something new. Can't wait to see what's in store for you next!

Rene' said...

I'm so glad you received so much out of this. It seems each day I find myself making a point of reminding myself to let it all sink in, so I can remember each moment, because they are growing so fast. I want to be the fun mom they play with not the one who is busy busy busy. I'm improving , but that just makes me more aware of how much I want to cherish each moment and let each one "sink in". Like today, I LOVE it when W replies to my "I love you", with "I love you too momma" in her sweet little voice. Just the way she says it and the way "momma" rolls off her tongue just makes me smile every time. I love it. So I'm glad u got this chance to be reminded of how important they are and enjoy that time. Besides, with less monthly debt now, it won't be as hard to lose that income :) good things good things :)

Tammy said...

Sorry to hear about this Jen, but you've got a GREAT outlook and another door WILL open. I just know it!! You've got so many gifts and God is just looking for the right way to use them :)