Wednesday, September 19, 2007

To work or not, that is the question, today anyway!!!

Well these are days of not really stress but just a lot of prayers. Seeking what God wants me to do. First let me start off by saying that I love my business. I really do! I love the type of work, the people, the somewhat flexible schedule, and the leasuire to plan and do as I please. However with Larkin being gone 4 out of 7 days a week it has always been a struggle. With just Mitchell my Mom, Sister, and I (and my friend Alison occasionally) make it work but with a baby on the way it makes me very nervous. We have discussed endless avenues and what we are leaning towards is me staying home with the children. It seems to be the only thing that makes sense. It sadens me to let go of what I have worked so hard at for the past 16 months but my heart is being a mother and wife. The success and happiness of my family means more to me than any work every will.

We are still praying about it and I would so appreciate your prayers. I just pray God will give me the wisdom and guidance I need right now. If we make the move to close the shop we will do so before Christmas. We are exploring the option of someone buying me out but no matter what route we go it's going to be WORK and stress!!!


Charlie Brown's Teacher said...

I could leave a dozen comments on this subject but I doubt any advice. I will keep you in my prayers. It's hard when it comes to having to choose between family and work. But at least one good thing is that you do have a choice. Not everyone has that option, so there is something to be thankful for. I think it's hard to have two children and work and do all the other tasks that are thrown at us. I hate to see you give up your business after all your hard work. I truely believe you will come up with a solution that will involve being able to keep what you have started and have the family time that you love. At least thats what will be in my prayers for you :)

GypseeMommy said...

Its a very hard decision Melanie, but I know you'll do whats best. I'll be praying for you to find the answers you need!

For me, I've had to let go of work 3 times now to do whats best for my family and I've never regretted it at all. I'm like you, my family and children come first and foremost always and for us this is the only thing that works. Its not easy because I do miss working sometimes, but when I see what all I'm getting to experience with the girls then I don't regret it.

Good luck with it all hon!!

Moms2bugs said...

That is a very hard decision and I will be praying for you guy. I hate to see you close the store but I also know what it is like to have two children and want to spend every minute with them. Especially with Daddy away alot I know it is alot tougher on you. Let us know how things work out. Keep praying.