Monday, March 31, 2008

Decision Time!

So I finally made that BIG decision. You know, the one about my job. I had been praying about it.

And praying about it.

And praying about it.

I finally asked God for some sort of sign. Please just let me make the right decision. This was much harder than I anticipated. Friday afternoon, my sign came to me in the form of Mary Margaret...surprise MM had something to say:)

We were sitting at the dining room table eating lunch and out of the blue she looked at me and said, "Mommy please don't go back to work. I want you to stay home with me."

Here you go Lindsey! Here's your sign.

I called this morning and resigned. Whew!!! I have a bittersweet feeling. I really loved my job, my co-workers, my school, and my students. Though I do realize that I will always have my 2 degrees and I can always go back to teaching. So....

Here I am! Officially a stay at home mother! I cried a little bit this morning, but I stopped crying when I rocked my baby to sleep and danced around the living room with MM.

Thanks to my dear husband for supporting which ever decision. He is thankful. He likes me being a SAHM.


Lori said...

It is a hard decision and let me warn you the beginning of the school year maybe hard to handle (it was for me the first year) but spending time with your kids (instead of someone else's) is very rewarding!

hope you enjoy being a SAHM and as you said you can always go back later

macmom said...

Lindsey, I have just started viewing your blog and love it. I think it's wonderful that you have chose to stay at home You won't regret it. I don't...well there are days that are hairy but I just tell myself that my kids may turn out screwed up, but at least I'll be the one that screwed them up......not someone else. Whoever said it's the hardest job you'll ever love was right on the money.
I know what you have been going through. I like you left my job almost three years ago to be a SAHM. I was so torn leaving OUR amazing school, with amazing teachers, and an awesome principal and of course my kids(students).
I thought, well, I can always return to teaching but my babies childhood is a one time offer!
I have had another baby since leaving OUR school. I miss it still. I knew that I was giving up a good thing but life is about sacrifice. You can't accept something better that the Lord has in store for you without extending an empty hand. Enjoy your time with them! In case your still wondering.......Mrs. Mac!

just jamie said...

Yippee! I'm thrilled for you.

Other than feeling the need to buy 20 of all those darn-cute school supplies that come out in August, it's absolutely worth it.

Good job MM giving Mommy a clear sign!


Misty said...

It truly is the most priceless gift you can give your children.

mirandabodine said...

I didn't have the opp to stay at home with Carleigh and I oh so wished I could have. You won't regret this and they will have lots of memories with Mommy at home. Congrats!! I'm so excited for you!!

Kelly said...

I think you made the right decision - you can always teach but you can't always get those baby and preschool days back with them. I think if you are able to - you are so lucky and MM and HJ are very blessed to have you home with them!!!!
I know you won't regret it!

ashleydiggs said...

Oh it's like everyone else said, you made the right decision! I realize some people don't have a choice but God opened the door for you to!

Leigh said...


I am estatic for you! Life is so short. I am happy that you are able to stay home (IF you want to, a personal choice I know).

You are correct, you can always go back to work, but you cannot go back in time.

Even tutoring from time to time to remain fresh, but right now you are doing the most important job, being a mom. I am glad that God and hubby could give you this opportunity.


Wendy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! I know this was a hard decision for you! You sought God and He will bless you for being obedient to Him!! Have fun at home with the girls!!


LaskiGal said...

A sign. The perfect sign. Your babies will thank you for it. With each smile, each bit of laughter, each time you bake cookies, play dolls with them, sing them songs, watch them learn, grow . . . each time that happens you'll know it was all worth it.

Sounds like I've made my own decision, huh?

Wonderful news, Lindsey . . . soooo happy for you.

Misty said...

I moved. I would love it if you would follow me over to:

Love, Misty

Law Student Hot Mama said...

He's 8 months!!! :-)

Jennifer said...

congratulations on your new news!! that is great. and what a sign that was. :) out of the mouths of babes.
i understand what you mean about bittersweet, although i had always known i wanted to stay home with my children, before i was even pregnant with my first. and i was blessed enough to be able to do it financially and with the support of my husband. :) but i, too, loved my job and what i did, my co-workers and my boss... and also my paycheck. lol
and there are days when i miss it dearly and there are days when i think working outside the home is definitely a LOT easier... but this is the BEST job in the entire world and i would NOT trade it for ANYTHING!!!
speaking of best jobs and all that... I gotta go back to work, the girls need to go to bed, they got some extra time tonight b/c of long naps today, but it is time...
have a great night. enjoy those babies, time flies!!
hugs, jenn

Law Student Hot Mama said...

Heh - and mine's birthday is July 25 . . . exactly one month apart!

CC said...

Congrats on your big decision! More power to ya mama! I go crazy with my kids during spring break, so I think you'll have a much tougher job than those of us who continue at school.....

LG said...

Oh I am so excited for you! Way to go! MM is the cutest (and so smart too)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I've been one for as long as I have kids (which is a long, long time). Best job you could every have!

Sent here by Jamie.

Julie said...

I think it is absolutely wonderful you get to stay at home! And it is even more wonderful God was so clear in communicating that to you through MM. I'm certain you will make lots of wonderful memories with your children.

RJTrue said...

YAY for you!!!

What a perfect, unforgettable sign!!

I'm so happy for you!

Katie said...

Hi, Lindsey! This is my first time commenting here, but I have been reading for a while (can't quite remember how I found you...). Anyway, congratulations on your decision! I have a soon-to-be one-year-old daughter, Amelia, and my husband and I have just recently made the decision that I'll be a SAHM, too. (Actually, I am a nurse, and I will be working 1 to 2 evenings a month just to keep my stuff up.) But I look forward to it, and I am sure you feel the same! Oh, and I just LOVE your daughters' pretty!

valerie said...

Hi Lindsey,
I read a comment on Julie's blog.
That's neat the way God answered your prayer about your decision.
I think it's great that you can stay home with your kids. Mine are 25 & 27 and it just seems like yesterday they were still home. Time does fly....enjoy!!

Sarah said...

This warmed my heart when I read it. I know you are doing the right thing. :)