Monday, December 12, 2011

searching for pinecones

changes have been on the horizon for sometime now. this weekend i was in full blown organize/conquer mode trying to put the pieces together, planning for the new year. my mom has been keeping matilda since she was born. we are so thankful to have had loving, guiding hands on her when we weren't able to be there. i could not have asked for a better caregiver for matilda. earlier this year my mom enrolled in school to become a yoga instructor (yay!) so we knew it was inevitable that a new chapter was beginning for her and we are so excited to see where this path will take her.

starting in january i am going to be a working from home mom. i know this new adventure will have its own set of challenges but i am so excited to be able to spend more time with matilda and to be more involved. i'm researching pre-schools and i'm looking forward to new opportunities that will come from this change. since i was a little girl, i've wanted to be a stay at home mom, just like my mom. i never wanted to miss out on anything. when we had matilda i knew that the possibility of me staying home with her was bleak. when i first went back to work i was working full-time, which was heart breaking for me to be away from her so much. since becoming a part of the seed factory family i've been part-time, which has been incredible. i love working with creative, talented women who inspire me. it's also been nice to have time out of the house with adults. although i'll miss being in the shop as much as i have been i'll still be a part of the team popping in during the week and working some saturdays, which i'm so grateful for.

i've been working hard on this blog and several other projects in the event that i needed to stay home with matilda. i've always enjoyed the creative outlet and even though i'll be home i still plan on working. it's important to me to help support our family. sam works so hard and takes such great care of his girls. of course the thought of not having a clear cut plan is scary. i've had to repeatedly breathe deep breaths and remember that although we can try our very best, we are not in control. it felt so great to be reminded of that at church yesterday. we were learning about the third week of advent, that amidst all of the darkness in this world, that a light was coming.

thank you as always for your support of our family. i can't tell you how much i appreciate it. wishing you all a very special christmas season!


jodi said...

Lesley, I'm so excited for you & the family! I know this has been weighing on you for quite some time. Let's chat by phone soon to catch up on all the details :) I'm proud of you for taking the leap of faith and firmly believe that only wonderful things are ahead for you! xoxo

Between Blue and Yellow said...

everythig is going to be great! Love the new look of your blog.

Jamie @ charmingly ordinary said...

Lesley! This is so exciting. Looking forward to seeing how these new changes spill over into your blog.

Merry, merry!

Ashley Boatman said...

that is such an incredible opportunity!! i am so excited for you. i know you will LOVE every minute...even the tough ones <3 best of luck!

Claire Kiefer said...

Wow--I can't wait to hear all about your plans. IN PERSON! Cause I'll see you in less than two weeks :)

Your Southern Peach said...

Congratulations!!! I always remind myself that they will only be little for a short time and I have the rest of my life to "work.". I know youll enjoy being home with Matilda and she will too .

O'Dell Family said...

That's so great! I know you must be so excited. This has been my first year to stay at home, and I'm loving it! With all the craziness and challenges it brings. Makes me wish all the children were still litte bits. I wanted to give you the name of a Christian school in ATL, where I taught for 6 years and had our children there before we moved. is the website. The Heiskell School is the name, they also have a facebook page. Definitely worth checking out. I look forward to reading more about this new chapter in your life!

Lesley said...

thank you all so much for the encouragement! so comforting to hear from so many stay at home moms who make it work. thank you.

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