Saturday, 10 July 2010

Work-Life Balance


I came across this post: To Stay at Home Wives and Mothers at a blog called Lady in the Making. It really touched me. It makes me realise how blessed I am.

Before I got married I worked a very busy job in our local city. When I got married my husband and I agreed that I'd cut my hours down to part-time hours so that I could concentrate more on everything that needed to be done at home. My boss (a staunch career woman) was so wonderful and understanding.

I stopped working 2 months before my first little girl was born. When she was around 1 1/2 I started working 10 hours a week in a local office and my Mum cared for her whilst I worked. I worked right up to the day before my second little girl was born and then stopped working altogether.

I was a happy stay at home mother and wife until last year (my girls are now 6 and 8) when I took up a job working 20 hours a week in a small office. I was OK when the girls were in school, but when it got to half-term and my Mum was looking after them my heart ached. Lol, every time someone walked past with a child I could have cried.

Now, I reckon some readers may be thinking I'm too soft, perhaps I am, but it was so hard! Goodness knows what I'd be like if I had to work full-time! :)

So, now I work term-time only at my girls' school. I work 2 hours a day, I get to see my girls and ask them how they are whilst they're at school. I am also at home throughout the school holidays. It's wonderful. To be honest, I'd rather not work at all and my husband also would prefer that I didn't work. But needs must at the moment.

Family and home are such a blessing from God.

3 comments:

  1. I read that post too and thought it was really good. Quite heart-felt!

    I'm so happy that you have found something that you needed but can still have peace in your heart while doing it.

    God is so good!

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  2. I reckon my job really was a gift from God because I had actually prayed, on the day I found out about the job, that the right job would come up and then a friend texted me on my mobile about the job at the school. God is so good.

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  3. it is great that you can work some and still be home for your girls. :)

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