So today is my LAST DAY at work (at least temporarily)! As of Monday I will officially be on Maternity Leave for the next 3-4 months (hurray!). I'm super excited because I've never stayed home with my kids (Kaity, 10; Marissa, 7; Jeremiah, 6) for more than 2 weeks - plus the fact that we will now have an infant to add to the mix. Of course I'm nervous and my husband is expecting a lot from me as far as the up-keeping of the house, but I'm ready for the challenge.
- Grow as a Christian Woman... I want to be the woman God made me to be and not anything like the one I am currently. I want to give up my life to Him and not be this selfish, quick to anger, lazy, self-seeking (ok, ok, you get the picture!) woman! I think this is my biggest challenge!
- Grow as a Christian Wife... I need to put my husband first at all times and respect and love him the way he needs me to. This includes things like housework as well!
- Grow as a Christian Mom... My children are quickly growing and they really need a true mom in their lives. I have always worked over 40 hour weeks and that's not fair to them. I need to be here for them and teach them and love them and just be a mom to them. I think part of this goal is really knowing what it means to be a 100% Full Time mother...
- Grow as a Christian Friend... I'll be the first to admit it - I'm not a good friend! I'm not a people person - I've never been one! But God made us to fellowship with one another and I know that this is a great blessing that He has given us. So I need to open myself up to embracing friendships and learning how to become a good friend to others.