Wednesday, August 15, 2018

His Plan All Along | Re-Entering the Workforce

In 2015, when I left my career as a Paralegal at 9 months pregnant to stay at home with my daughter, I had a plan of staying at home with her for at least the first year. That was my plan and it turns out, God's plan was better.

I wasn't sure if we could make it work financially for an entire year but, I wanted to stay at home with her for as long as we could afford. Fast forward to the present, three and a half years later and, I'm still at home with my daughter. I don't know how we did it financially but, we made it work - all by the grace of God.

During my time at home, I had some anxieties about re-entering the workforce. I couldn't clearly see my future beyond being a stay-at-home mom, which was hard for me considering I'm a planner by nature. I didn't know when it would come to an end or where I would go when my time at home was over. I had no plans for the first time in my life, which made it really easy to be open to God's plan.

Being open to God's plan was easy, being patient during the wait was hard. The book "Wait and See" by Wendy Pope helped me find peace in God's pauses and plans.

Finally, after many years of wondering, waiting and praying, God has allowed me to see a glimpse of what's next for this stay-at-home mama!

At the end of the month, I'm officially re-entering the workforce!

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I'm beyond blessed to share that I'll be working part-time with my church as our site's admin. I'll be working in-office a couple days each week, which will be such a blessing for our family! This new part-time position should work very well with Piper entering preschool at the end of the month.

On the two days that I work in the office, Piper will stay after preschool in a program called "Preschool Wrap". I think my little social butterfly will love the extra time with her school friends and teachers!

The timing of this transition is working out better than I could have ever planned, likely because it wasn't my plan at all; it was His plan all along.

Praise God!

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