May 2, 2009

Living Above Worry and Stress

I know that I haven’t posted in a while. First let me apologize and state for the record that it is completely my fault. Second, let me state that stay-at-home-moms ROCK! How in the world do you do this ALL THE TIME???? Don’t get me wrong, I love my kid….but really, how do you get anything done?? I set out my goals for the day and I am lucky to accomplish a few of them, and they need to be done again by the afternoon.

Anyway, I guess that the reason for the absence is the elephant in the room. Some of you already know that I was downsized from my job a little over a week ago. I was pretty downhearted, since Birddog was laid off back in November and still has not found a full time position. My purse strings were already tight, but I think we will be okay.

The good thing is, I have already had two interviews and already have two others scheduled. It actually feels pretty good to be away from my other job, a relief that I was not expecting. I am exciting about the prospects of another position. One interviewer actually said, “Wow, your employer had you for a bargain, didn’t they?” My answer……”YES! Yes they did……I am worth WAY more than what they were paying me!” Let’s just hope that I get THAT job! Everyone put on your prayer bonnet and do a lucky dance for me.

On top of that, Birddog has some medical issues that we are working through. He had an MRI this morning and we should find out the results early next week. There are two scenarios that we are worried about: either this is something that the doctors should have caught during is back surgery a year ago, or the doctors caused this illness by doing the back surgery. All prayers are appreciated.

How much stress can I handle? Apparently a lot. To tell the truth, I am really pretty calm. Crazy calm, not nervous at all. I guess because one of the ladies in my small group told me that if I am going to pray about things, not to worry about them. If I am going to worry about them, don’t pray. I have been praying and it is working!

Speaking of my small group, one of the group leaders stepped down and guess who stepped up? Yep, I am leading a small group! Poor Kyle is waiting for me to turn into a missionary any day now. Anyway, the first study that I am leading is a study called Living Above Worry and Stress….I think that I am well qualified! Sign-ups are at church tomorrow, so be looking for the nervous girl that hopes people join her club! Haha!

I promise that I will post more EC pictures coming soon. I know that the majority of the people who read this blog don’t care much about my life since EC came along…..all they want to see are pictures of my child. I went from being Ladybird to being EC’s mom in two seconds flat.


ShortyMom said...

Don't forget when you went from Ladybird to being Birddog's wife!

Good luck with the job interviews and the MRI. You're certainly doing better than I am! I've sent in resume after resume and don't even get a call back. My thoughts are with you both!

As much as I love seeing pictures of EC (I mean what parent don't love to see baby pictures?!?), I love to hear about your life, too. Yes you're EC's mom, Birddog's wife, but you're still Ladybird and have things that happen to you from time to time...

Heather said...

ohhh I am sorry. I will be praying for you and your family. I do love seeing pics of your little guy, but he's not the only reason I read your blog lol. And, being a sahm myself, there are days I wonder how the heck I do it lol. It is hard, but I would not have it any other way for now ;)

take care, xoxox


Anonymous said...

Yes, you are an adult. You are Birddog's wife, EC's mommy, a sister, a daughter-in-law, an aunt, and many more names.... but you are still my baby girl. I love who you are and what you are doing with your life. I don't tell you often enough.

Jenni Catron said...

Praying for you guys. That's a lot of stress! I love your hope and perspective. Please let us know how we can help!

Melinda said...

Prayers coming your way!!

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Mommy of M's said...

When M2 was in the NICU one of my friends told me that 'The Lord will not give you more than you can handle.' I think of that every time I get stressed and always manage to get through whatever is going on.

Good Luck on the job search!

T- said...

I hope everything goes well and improves for you both! My DH was laid off in January and I only work part time. Things have been tight, so I totally understand the concern.

Good luck!

kbreints said...

Wow! YOu do have a lot on your plate right now. I will be praying for your family. I hope that you find the right job, and of course that Birddog gets the news hoped for from the MRI.

You were missed around the blogosphere.... I noticed you were gone for sure!

brandiandboys said...

so excited you stepped up to lead a small group!!! that's really cool, heather.

praying for the job situation and for birddog's medical issues!

Carolina said...

You are still Ladybird!!!! (You just have a kid now) I still love to hear stories about you, and its ok if the stories include EC.