Thursday, October 4, 2012

Working as a Team

When I said my vows three years ago, the pastor talked about marriage working as a team and by working together, the couple can achieve greatness. But apart, a couple will whither beneath the hardship of daily life.

My husband has been working his tail off all summer at various construction jobs, doing whatever he could for those who needed help or had an odd job. The only difficulty with such work is the lack of a steady paycheck. We prayed over our bills, asking God to fill the gaps and to meet our needs. Then September rolled around and my husband started his college classes again. (He decided two years ago to go back after a ten year hiatus.) The classes are time consuming, especially since he is a program that demands two classes every six weeks. I am so proud of my husband; he is resilient and strong, unwavering and determined.

I pray everyday my son grows up to be like his Dad.

God has blessed us again, and this time, it comes in the form of a job for myself. That's right, I will be going to work. But rather than spend my time in an office 8 hours a day, I will be working from home! My office will be here at home, and I will be able to have lunch with my kiddo and my husband. Not only do I get to work alongside my two favorite people, but I don't have a commute nor do I have to take any business trips. I was so happy to alleviate the financial burden from my husband who already is working hard in school. He deserves the opportunity to focus all his efforts on school in order to do his best.

I figured it would be selfish of me to ask my husband to go to school full-time and then turnaround and work a full-time job. He deserves the chance to spend time with the family as well.

So we will be working as a team, pulling out the playbook and rewriting the game plan a bit.

I'm not sure how this will work out, or if the job will be an ideal fit. But I don't need to know.

The Creator knows our needs and He knows our capabilities.


Libbie said...

Hey Jaclyn! WOW! So much going on! A job! Exciting! I love that you will be working out of your home! I have lots of friends that do & they just love it!

I love how you point to Christ as your provider & pray over your bills. Isn't it such a gift to know He has it all under control! :)

Cheyenne said...

I think I'm with Libbie on this comment.

I somehow missed this post. Am praying that life settles in for you, just as it needs to be!