When I started blogging YEARS ago, it was solely to keep my friends and family updated on my life.
While my blogging purpose has definitely morphed over time, I realized that many of those people who read my blog way back when are still reading it today, and they would probably enjoy a family update post once in awhile – and I’m guessing the rest of you might not mind either.
So, with that said, I’m going to attempt to do a family update post more regularly on the blog.
Although I know the summer is only half-way through, it feels like a lot has happened thus far. If I had to describe this summer in one word, I would choose the word: transition…
Transition: from FOUR to FIVE
I would guess that most (if not all) of you heard that we added a new member to our family on May 31st: Christopher James [read his birth story].
Life with a newborn has definitely been a transitional time for us. Since David will be five at the end of September, it’d been awhile since we’d had a baby in the house. Figuring out a new routine and remembering how to care for a baby was the focus of the first few weeks of June.
We worried that David might not transition well from being the baby of the family, especially as he has been a big “momma’s boy” since day one, but he has done remarkably well.
We’ve been very pleased with his transition to being a “big brother” and allowing Mommy to focus the majority of her attention on Chris.
Jenny had no trouble transitioning into the role of Mommy’s helper – it was a role she’d been looking forward to for many months!
She’s been a great help with getting diapers, clothes, etc., and even holding Christopher when Mommy needs to use both hands for a task.
Transition: Working from Home with a Newborn
I took most of May and June “off” from working as I wanted to be able to focus on my family and developing a new routine once Christopher joined us. It was so nice to be unplugged so much, but as June came to an end, I began to transition back into a work routine.
On July 1st, I re-opened my client roster and project queue and began to fill my work schedule. (I still have a few openings left if you’re looking for a virtual blogging assistant or social media consultant!) I began to figure out how to juggle a newborn baby and work deadlines as I transitioned into this new stage of life.
Transition: to Unemployment
The week before I went “back to work,” J gave his two weeks notice to his employer. It was a decision we’d both been praying about for several months, and although there is still much uncertainty about the future, we felt that the time had come to end his time working for that company.
We took a leap of faith and transitioned to unemployment.
Our Summer of Transitions
As we look to the future, we anticipate that our summer of transitions is not yet over. We know God has a plan in place for our lives, and we are trusting Him to reveal it in His perfect timing. We would covet your partnership in prayer as we continue to trust Him to meet all of our needs and guide us to what He has next for us.
Will you pray with and for us??