WARNING: This is going to be a ranting blog. I just wanted to warn you. If you get easily offended, you probably shouldn’t read any further.
This is going to be a big year for our family. It’s been coming down the pike for awhile and now, finally in 2012, the Big Change will be happening. After 7 years of full-time youth ministry work, I will be “retiring” so that I can stay home with my son (and, by the end of the year, 2nd baby who is on the way).
Yes, I am 32 and I will be retiring. But, in actuality, I won’t be retiring from anything – I’m just going to be making a career change from full-time paid Church employee to Stay-At-Home-Mom.
I am not going to write about all the prayer and discernment that went into making this decision. Suffice it to say, it was a lot. In fact, this has been a decision that has been almost 2 years in the making. And, we, as a family, feel like now is the time to make the Big Change. I still love and believe 100% in the importance and value of youth ministry. But, it’s time for someone else to take it on in my stead.
I have mixed emotions about the whole thing, but mostly I am really excited about the change. But, something that’s been happening is really frosting my cookies…
Here’s where the ranting begins. Read the rest of this entry