Thursday, October 13, 2011

Contentment

"I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty.  I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  I can do everything through Him who gives me strength."  Philippians 12:2

This seems to be my theme verse right now.  I am certainly not in want when it comes to needs; I have plenty, more than enough!!  The Lord has proven Himself faithful and provided abundantly!!

I will be going back to work, at a new job on Monday.  I am excited for the opportunity to work for a well established company and beyond thrilled that the Lord provided, but I want to be home with Esther.  Being home is not a need but a want or better yet, a desire.  Esther was a surprise, a great gift and joy but a surprise nonetheless.  With surprises comes a change in plans.  Our plan, when we felt ready for kids, was for me to be a stay-at-home mom.  I would like to emphasize that it was OUR plan; it wasn't something the Lord had promised to us, we weren't entitled to it, it was just our want.  I deeply desire to be home with Esther and Josh desires that for me, but it's not part of God's plan right now.

Once we realized that staying home wasn't an option I began the job search (I resigned from my Job in July because we thought I would stay at home).  The Lord provided a job within a week of searching.  He also provided a fabulous daycare that had one opening for an infant, isn't too pricey and has amazing security; it's located at Josh's office so he will be close by should Esther need one of us.

You see, I am in want, not in need.  God is faithful and He will help me/we be content in any and every situation.


I LOVE this girl!!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011