Sunday, April 17, 2011

I'm free!

It hasn't really sunk in yet, but as of tomorrow morning I am a free woman. "Free" probably doesn't have the same meaning to me as it does to you.

Free means I can go on my kids' field trips.

Free means I'm no longer worrying about home stuff while I'm at work, and vice versa.

Free means when one of my kids is sick, or there's a snow day, or WHATEVER, I don't need to take a vacation day to take care of my family.

Free means having the time to devote to the things my family needs, like a clean house, food made in more than 5 minutes, and clean clothing without having to remind me to get it to them. ;)

Free means having the time to volunteer to help others without taking away from my family.

I am SO excited to be FREE!!

13 comments:

Rochelle said...

YEAH! So excited for this next adventure for you!

Milena said...

Congratulations! I so agree with every word! Though I'm currently unemployed, I'm actually hoping to remain so, since I truly appreciate having time for all that my family needs.

(And I live in a country where moms staying at home is rarely seen and not really accepted...)

MoserUpdates said...

Woohoo! I love being a stay at home mom :) There are days when I wonder what I've gotten myself in to, but I wouldn't trade it for the world.

Diana said...

Free is a good thing! Love being a SAHM, too. Admittedly, some days I love putting my adorable chidren on the bus for school and being able to breathe a bit, but I'm very glad I have the opportunity to be home with them.

Jean said...

And free to spend time with your mother and sister (and other family) whenever we come to STL :)

Tamara said...

YAY!!! Being FREE is awesome! From experience, though, let me warn you. You will now be busier than you EVER were before. But it's definitely a GREAT kind of busy. Enjoy! And let us know how your first day of freedom goes. ;)

Luba said...

Courtney, I am so excited for you. How are you all doing? I bet the kidos are thrilled to get more of you! I always think back of our time in Kiev with pleasant memories... Lord bless you!

Melissa said...

Congratulations Courtney! How wonderful. I know you will enjoy every minute : )

Blessings

Melissa

http://www.journeytoonemore.blogspot.com

Leslie G said...

Congrats Courtney! I remember when I was able to give my two weeks and it has been awesome ever since. Totally agree with the above poster that said you will now be busier than ever. It's a very good, very rewarding busy though!!! ENJOY!!!

Shannon said...

:-( Because I miss you already...

:-) Because your kids get to see you more.

Jen said...

I hope your first day as a free woman was fantastic. There really is nothing better than being home.

Our mission said...

I was just checking to see how you all were doing there...
that is wonderful that you can be home full time now...I remember you wanting that when we visited with your family. Thanks also for reminding me what a blessing it is to be a full time mommy :)!!!

Tina said...

So happy for you, Courtney!!! Praise God!