Once upon a time... Their lived a mom with 7 children. They lived happily and joyfully staying home while the dad went to work day in and day out, 2 jobs morning and night. This mom loves to stay home with her children and thinks that their is nothing more important.
Then one day the economy hit this family hard, you see the dad was a contractor in the day time and owned his own business, and was a painter at night time with a great company who slowly has dwindled off. You see this poor family has felt the hits before, with the company blowing up, and the cancer, but this time is worse than any other time.
No money to pay the bills, but some how the lord has helped them pay them.. They never give up hope, and the lord knows that if they turn to him, he will turn to them. But this year is different, they can pay their bills but were struggling to find money to eat and buy diapers.
This almost broke the dad, you see he loves to be able to provide for his family and it broke his heart they were struggling so hard.
One day in a castle far away a dear friend came to the mom and asked if she would like to work part time for this lady.. The mom didn't even think twice.. No... but then she kept getting a voice come to her head... Work, it will be ok.. She ignored the voice, you see it would kill her to leave her children those children are the world to this mom. But the voice came louder, work, it will be ok. She finally listened and applied for a position to work part time.
She started work as her husbands work shut down for awhile, you see their is now snow, and they night time job has no work for them until the new year if not longer.
The day the mom went into her interview, they told her she was hired. This poor mom walked out of the University crying.. Not because she was excited she has a job, but she was sad she wouldn't get to be with her children she swore she'd never leave.
She cried for days, sometimes she wouldn't go to sleep worrying about her little ones.. Who would take care of them? who would take them were they need to be? who would help them? Who would hold them when they cried for their mama?
This mom is a working mom now, she wakes up daily at 5am, gets ready for work, wakes the kids up at 6 so their hair can be done before mom leaves for work in the morning. The good thing is that dad babysits and can help out, but that doesn't take away the pain, the guilt of leaving my children. She loves to blog but really hasn't done much of it lately because she is just so tired doing the Gifts of Hope Program and working and trying to manage the family life along with the working life.
don't get her wrong, she is thankful to have this job, and thankful my husband is taking care of them, and really she is a happy girl on the outside, and she would never tell you she is hurting.. She is stubborn like that :D
Someone told her the other day that "she needs to work, but that is not her place and so she is staying home.. She wishes that was the case, it is not that they aren't doing what they are suppose to be doing, they are not spending unwisely, and they are not making a bad choice. This just needs to be for a short time, and it shall to pass, but for now, she will need your friendship, and your strength.. but don't let her know, don't let her know I told you this story...
But you see, their will be happy ending I promise for this family, their will be light at the end of the tunnel, and do you know that they are a closer family than they ever have been before, the relationship between the husband and wife, have grown, and the mom has taken a step back and rethought about the time with the children, to Cherish each moment she has with them, she has realized that things that were so important to get done, aren't so important, but the time and the talking with her children is the most important thing on this earth.
And this mom promises to cherish the friendships I have on blogger. All my friends here I miss so, who probably don't come around anymore. But she will be back full force and I ... Oops she has some posts up her sleeve.....
So if you made it through this whole post.. you get a gold star.. Sorry I am so blah and boring today.. I will be my old self soon