A Marriage After His Heart

My journey and life unscripted as I transition from the role of a single mom living for God to a newlywed trying my best at blending and expanding my family, all while pursing a marriage after God and my husband's heart. Join us on this journey!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Where Do I Begin??

Well friends, today is my first official day as a stay at home wife and mom. Truth be told, I don't even know where to begin. Today I just decided to take the day off. I am at my parents something I haven't done since Christmas, and today I am going to hang out with my dad and the girls. We are going to do some school shopping with pa-pa, and later on I am going to take him to the doctor, again something I have never had the chance to do. Tommorrow I can tackle the house chores, and menus, and other ripping and running, but for today I will just enjoy life at a slow pace, again something I haven't done in a while!!

My pastor preached last night about remaining in the firey tests so that God can perfect us. It is a good thing not to be removed so quickly from some of our hottest battles. Being unemployed naturally can only help me perfect my home, train up my children, and nurture my husband and while it can be a test not to worry about the second income, and how things will be paid, I can certianly welcome the thought of this chance to increase my faith and expunge myself of all hidden doubts and fears. I don't know if God will lead me to return back to the workforce, or if he will bless my husband with an increase careerwise, I do know that Romans 8:28 has become my hiding place in the word. Thank you again for your thoughts and prayers and I am off to spend some well deserved time with two little girls who I haven't seen for most of the summer!!! Be Blessed and Stay Encouraged!


Persuaded said...

honey, give your self some time to just "debrief"... you have gone from being a very busy single mama, to being engaged and planning a wedding to being a newlywed with 3 girls (although i know one wasn't living with you) and dealing with all of those stresses and life changes while having to deal as well with a very demanding work life and schedule. that's a *lot*, a whole lotta lot! it will take you time to adjust, so don't rush yourself or put too many demands on yourself. trying to all-at-once become the super homemaker can be overwhelming and keep you from truly adjusting to being at home ( don't ask me why i know this, lol) talk with your dh and come up with one or two priorities for your days- things as simple as a hot homemade dinner every night, or a daily activity with the girls- then focus your attention on doing these things as well and with as much joy and creativity as the you can! add other things in as you feel ready.

i want you to know that i am praying for you during this time, precious sister((hugs))

Terry, Ornament of His Grace said...

Enjoy your family, Jamala!

Persuaded said...

thinking of you hon:)