Saturday, July 16, 2011

New Routine

That's right the big changed happened and we all survived. Thanks to lots of prayers from us, family, and friends. I have made the transition back to the work place and Parson is now a happy daycare baby.

The first day was terrible, I cried when I dropped him off at daycare and I cried in the car on the way to work after dropping him off. But I thought that the fact that I only called once to check on him the first day was pretty good. Poor Parson had a rough first day but each day has gotten better since. He naps at daycare which equals better nights sleeps and he greets his room teacher Mrs. Penny with a big smile every morning.

As a whole getting out of the house for a few hours each day is really nice. I really love my new position at my company and am so happy I was welcomed back with open arms. Not only am I a productive employee but my break from being wife and mommy make me a much better wife and mommy when I get home. There is no reward better after a long day than a big gummy smile from my little man when I pick him up from school.

I have truly understood the phrase "it doesn't get easier, it just gets harder differently" once we figured out the sleep through the night deal, we had to re figure out the nap at daycare deal. Now the teething deal, and the starting solid food soon deal. Mommy world is a challenge and a joy all at the same time.

A pastor visited our small group on Wednesday and shared this scripture with the ladies and it really reminded me of the women I need to strive to be;

Proverbs 31:10-31

10[d] An excellent wife who can find?
   She is far more precious than jewels.
11The heart of her husband trusts in her,
   and he will have no lack of gain.
12She does him good, and not harm,
   all the days of her life.
13She seeks wool and flax,
   and works with willing hands.
14She is like the ships of the merchant;
   she brings her food from afar.
15She rises while it is yet night
   and provides food for her household
   and portions for her maidens.
16She considers a field and buys it;
   with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
17She dresses herself[e] with strength
   and makes her arms strong.
18She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.
   Her lamp does not go out at night.
19She puts her hands to the distaff,
   and her hands hold the spindle.
20She opens her hand to the poor
   and reaches out her hands to the needy.
21She is not afraid of snow for her household,
   for all her household are clothed in scarlet.[f]
22She makes bed coverings for herself;
   her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23Her husband is known in the gates
   when he sits among the elders of the land.
24She makes linen garments and sells them;
   she delivers sashes to the merchant.
25 Strength and dignity are her clothing,
   and she laughs at the time to come.
26She opens her mouth with wisdom,
   and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
27She looks well to the ways of her household
   and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28Her children rise up and call her blessed;
   her husband also, and he praises her:
29"Many women have done excellently,
   but you surpass them all."
30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
   but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
31Give her of the fruit of her hands,
   and let her works praise her in the gates.