Tomorrow begins a new era for me (Julie). Tomorrow is my last day of work. As of 5pm Wednesday, June 9th, 2010… I am a stay-at-home-mom!
Alan and I talked about this a year and a half ago when we first started pursuing adoption. I told him it was very important for me to be at home with the kids and not have to use day care or family to take care of our children. (This is not a bash on anyone who uses day care or relatives to watch their children while they work. Not everyone has this option or desire so I’m only talking about me personally right now.)
This decision doesn’t come without sacrifices. The main one right now being that we live with my parents. Our decision was basically to live with my parents and I could stay home… or get our own place and I’d have to work. So… why not have 3 generations in one house?! Everyone used to do that anyway. We’re very blessed that we even have the opportunity to live with my folks so we’re definitely not complaining about that. It will be nice to have grandparents so close by (literally). We wish Alan’s parents didn’t live so far away, but we have Skype and vacations to remedy that.
So there it is… I’m counting down… one more day and I can focus on the job I’ve always wanted. Am I lucky or what!