This morning was one of the strangest Monday mornings I’ve had in a long time.
I woke up this morning, got my son all settled into breakfast and his morning routine, and then I walked to my computer to check my e-mail and make my weekly “to do list” for work.
And then, realized that there is no longer a need for a “work to-do list” because I am officially retired from youth ministry and am entering into my “stay at home mom” years.
I’ve been praying about, waiting for, and counting down to this day for a couple of years. I knew it was coming, but it always seemed like it was out there on the horizon – something to talk about and wait for, but nothing that would actually happen.
And, now that it’s upon me, I’m not sure how I feel. Happy, a little sad, nostalgic, free, excited, overwhelmed with the rest of my life. But, the biggest emotion that is surprising me is something I can’t put a word on…confused? lost? useless? Read More
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.