Sunday, August 10, 2008

End of an Era

First of all, I can't believe I haven't blogged since Wednesday. WOW! Thats crazy for me.

Now...it is the end of an Era. I don't know exactly how many years make up an Era. It seems like they covered this on an episode of "Friends". But anyways.
I have worked for 4 years and as of last Thursday at 6 O clockish, I am officially now a non working woman. It's kind of happy and sad for me. It's not like I had this big huge career or anything. I mean it was a one day out of the house job, and a few hours in the house doing some typing. It was just the fact that I was contributing to the household financially and I made some money and felt a little more at ease with doing extra things. It also was a day out of the house...by myself, and having occasional adult conversation. I am going to miss my alone time. And I'm going to miss some of the people I've gotten to know over these few years.

ONWARD! I am excited to move on and start a newish chapter of my life. Being a homeschooling Mom is a full time job in and of itself (not that being a non homeschooling mom isn't too...but you know what I mean!). The only problem is that now I have only myself to blame if I don't get my act together. Before I could blame it on the job...now it's ALL me. Kind of scary I must say. Can I do this? Do I have the patience? Do I have the discipline? Do I have the stamina?
Could you imagine doing this without the Holy Spirit? I mean seriously folks, I have thought of this often. I fight my flesh so much already, if I did not have the Holy Spirit tempering me even just a little bit, I would not last one day as a wife or a mom.
Starting off this year of homeschooling is going to require a lot of soul searching and dependance on Christ. I can't do it, but Christ through me can. I have to cling to that or I will not make it.

So tomorrow we will embark on a new schedule. Hopefully one that is more disciplined and productive. No more excuses. I'm stearing this ship, and it's going to either sink or float.

9 comments:

Marsha said...

Keep your eyes on the lighthouse. He'll guide you through.

Amber said...

As sad as I am for you that you are moving on from your job, I am happy for me b/c I am getting the job!! thanks Missy! It is a huge answer to prayer for our family and put some $$ towards that school debt that is hanging over our heads....

see ya wednesday!

The Sawyers said...

Dada I know you can do it!!! You are an awesome mom and wife and I know you will do wonderfully homeschooling this year. We can keep each other encouraged througth our homeschool ups and downs this year. You are right we can't do it with Jesus. He is our ROCK!
love, La

Kim said...

Woo hoo! Now you can go to Moody ANYTIME you want. Hm... I wanna go too.

Melissa said...

I was wondering where you went off too! I just guessed you were still throwing down for your birthday. Missed you Fridaynight.

Michele W. said...

This will be good for you and your family. I know you can do it girl...no doubt! Keep your eyes on the Lord and His will. You three cousins will need to encourage eachother... although Heather is Homeschooling a teenager! Fun! lol... Awesome opps you girls have now. You have the biggest responsiblity of them all.... raising children... With God in control... they will all turn out wonderful godly adults!
Love,
Aunt Michele

Heather said...

Oh, how sweet Mom,
Missy you will do great I think your an awesome Mom, wife, cousin and friend. With God helping us and the 3 of us praying for each other I think we will pull through it. I am not saying we won't have our days of pulling out our hair and biting our nails. Like you said the Holy Spirit is with us He will keeps us on the right path.

Chuck said...

'fess up, Reta.

You've been hanging out more on Facebook than here.

Paige said...

I have to say, I realize what a huge commitment home schooling is. Especially having two children to teach. I am in awe of all you home school moms. Y'all do such a wonderful job! I have no doubt your ship will float!