Tuesday, May 31, is my last day working part-time for the wonderful public relations firm I've worked with since I moved to Houston two years ago. It's funny how I ended up in PR. I studied mass communications and concentrated in advertising (of all things:) at LSU, and when I moved to Houston it was old-fashioned telephone calls, networking, and undoubtedly some Heavenly orchestration that got me a job at my firm. I've acquired many skills, experiences and contacts that will serve me--and help me serve others--in some special ways. I can already see that, and I know that working where I did and for as long as I did was part of God's plan for my life so far.
I don't think I've done too many "shout outs" for advice before, but I'd love to invite any mom readers (or anyone with some timeless wisdom to share) to post a comment with a tip or two for me on transitioning to being home full-time. My only stipulations is that I'd love to hear positive advice and tips. In return, I promise that Humble Handmaid will stay updated with all of my thoughts and adventures and challenges as my family and I make this transition.
Considering that--aside from losing the income from my job--I'm just about into my third trimester of pregnancy, have a toddler already, am starting a new business with my husband, and am on your Typical Young Family Budget, this should be an adventure for sure!
I feel this amazing fierceness in my heart these days. Side by side with peace, of all things. I know I'm in for an incredible year. And a challenging year, in some ways I can already see and am already experiencing. But I'm ready for it!
Well, me + the grace of God are ready for it.
When the going has been tough lately, and all I've wanted to do is order pizza, watch Jane Austen movies, and kick all babies and husbands out of the house, in the moment my desperate, feeble little prayers have brought down mighty grace for me just when I need it. The Holy Spirit has gently put things back into perspective, helped me put a smile back on my face, and keep going. God is good, all the time.
And now to bed.
BUT before I go to bed...I actually have to show you this picture of the AMAZING hot fudge brownie sundae I ate today when my coworkers took my out to Another Time Soda Fountain and then antique shopping for my "sending off" trip. We had such a lovely day! :) Another Time is one of our clients, and I have loved working on their account. Mostly because they are such nice people to work with, but also because it's not the hardest thing in the world to get people interested in visiting a place that makes hand-mixed sodas and milk shakes, 1lb banana splits, delicious hamburgers and salads, and this:
A huge, perfectly delicious brownie covered in fresh whipped cream, hot fudge, pecans and a cherry, with a scoop of Blue Bell vanilla ice cream on one side and cake batter ice cream on the other side...heaven :)
Please don't ask me if I ate the entire thing.