6 years ago I took a step away from a career I loved — right into a career I loved even more. I know being a stay-at-home mom isn’t for everyone (and there are days I want to pull my hair out!), but it has always been for me. The plan was always for me to go back into teaching once Lila was in school full-time. Joel and I had no idea how we would make it work for me to be home while he was teaching and to be completely honest with you all, I worried about that daily that entire first year. The second I looked into those eyes, I knew I wanted to be home with her every day until she started school full-time.
Well… that day is here! I have spent every day with this little princess since she was born and TOMORROW she starts KINDERGARTEN!!! 6 years ago I took a step away from the classroom to be with this girl and tomorrow, she takes a step into it to experience every adventure that life has to offer.
It is not lost on me that it is only by the grace of God that I have had the absolute privilege of staying home with Lila and Olivia since they were born and tonight, when I lay down to sleep, a prayer of thanksgiving will be on my heart. I had no idea what was in store for us 6 years ago, but wow— did God know better!!!