Actually it's from Ohio to Ukraine, back to Ohio, then to China

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

becoming a stay-at-home mom

I'm not going to to lie to you, I never thought I would have a blog post about staying at home. I have much respect for women who can stay home full-time with their children (even more for homeschoolers), but it hasn't been for me...until now.

I have put in my resignation from my job and starting in just a few weeks, I'll be here to put Wesley on the bus and be here when he comes home. The change has been a long time coming, and I think it is going to be beneficial for our family. The stress and strain from my work had really begun to affect our home life, and that isn't what Damon or I want for ourselves or our family.

The pay I made was decent, but we made the choice that even though we do not have all the money saved for our adoption, we know God will provide for us. Even though it goes against our Dave Ramsey philosophy, we are willing to take out debt to get our daughter home. I figure if there is any "good debt," it has to be adoption debt. At least that's what I would tell Dave if we ever talked about it.

I will begin a new position in early January, but for now I am going to enjoy the holidays and my family!

Check back this week because I am going to let you know our recent adoption-related news, and it seems to be good :)


Michelle said...

Dave Ramsey would lose his mind if he knew how often we we adopt, how little we have saved, and how much we DON'T have each time we step out in faith. He has great advice but it can't override trusting God and walking WITH Him in faith to bring our children home.

Chris Haven said...

dying to know your news. I am a stay at home mom and started homeschooling this year. I have a 4th grader, 2nd grader and Calvin is 4 yrs old. I never thought I would homeschool! Best of luck.

CrossRiver Media said...

YAY! So happy for you to be starting this new chapter! :) ~ Tami

The McEacherns said...

I can't wait to hear the adoption news!

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