Philippians 4:6 (Amplified Bible)
Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.
Today is the end of 2009. Looking back to the year that I decided to be a stay at home back in 2008, I can’t believe that 2009 my second year journey as stay at home mom has ended. 2009 has definitely brought bitter and sweet memories, and it was also a year for me to learn accepting the fact that I am a stay at home mom. I now can gladly say that I am 80% accepted the fact and 90% sure that I won’t go back to work again. However, if I do decide to work, I choose to work at home, and I am saying no to the job offer for next year.
So, for 2010 I wanted to enjoy the beauty of being a stay at home mom, enjoying my kids, the family time together, and be a mom who makes a difference not only for myself but in the life of my family, especially.
For my record, so far….
2008 – The year when I made a decision to be SAHM and also a year where I am adapting and adjusting my life as a newly SAHM. The first couple of months were wonderful. After that things started to look a bit different, the feelings of loneliness and how I missed my friends at work, I really don’t like that feeling. Not forgetting the doubts I have about whether I had done the right thing by leaving my job. However, the most exciting and wonderful about this year was that I make discoveries about myself and life in general. Not a unique discovery but I must say that my kids are not the only ones who benefit from having me to be at home.
2009 – It was a year of accepting the fact as SAHM and also my second year journey. It was hard to remember what it was like to go to work everyday. I am more a less adapted to the new lifestyle and the birth of my third child strengthened my decision of being a SAHM, and I really need to look deep inside me. Changes make us grow and I can say that this year has proven that for me.
I am ending the year of 2009 with an open heart, open mind and looking forward to the new discoveries in 2010.
Father, Thank You for the Year 2009! There is so much to be thankful for. It was a year of bringing something new and something unknown and yet you sustained us. I thank you and glad for the discoveries about myself and life in general. Thank You for the continual demonstration of Your Love! As we are entering the New Year 2010, I pray for joy, love and peace to rest upon my family, and Lord I’m praying for a new level of wisdom, understanding and revelations to come. AMEN!