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I just realized it has been close to a year since I blogged last.  I so wish I had stayed up with this better.  I look back on the posts the first days after I quit work to stay home with our son, and love reading those so much.  Some days I’m glad are behind us, and some days I miss Oh So Much!

Little man is now 3 and a half.  He’s an active little guy, and we have lots of adventures.  He loves MUD.  He loves his cat SOPHIE (although the feeling isn’t very mutual).  He loves all of his GRANDPARENTS and loves to visit them all.

So here’s where I am at as a mother today.  I’ve been thinking about going back to work.  Some women live for the opportunity to stay home.  For me, this has been a true challenge.  To all of you great moms who are home all the time, and love it, I commend you.

I, on the other hand, feel almost guilty for dreaming of those days back at the office with deadlines and craziness.  Don’t get me wrong.  There have been fabulous mommy/little boy days.  We’ve done lots of fun things and spent tons of quality time together.  I wouldn’t trade all of my days to be back at work.  Just maybe some of them.  

Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord…

Boy does he.  I would never have guessed two and a half years ago, I would be dreaming of staying home.  I’d never have dreamed the past two and a half years would have been so hard (you fooled me well, all of you great stay at home moms that make it look so easy!)  I’d never dreamed I would daydream of my days back at work.  

So keep our family in your prayers.  May I continue to see God’s plan for us with clarity.  He’s with us all the time, sometimes I just forget for a few minutes:)

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One year ago today was my last day at the ad agency, as I quit my job to stay home with our son.  Wow, what a ride it has been!

We’ve had our ups and our downs, but we still believe this has been one of the best decisions for our family.

Mommy and the Boy, August 2010

I get to see the boy when he wakes up, and wants to play tractors.  I get to wrestle him up the stairs to change his diaper as he straightens his legs and arches his back and doesn’t want to go.

We’ve had many adventures from going to the library, the zoo and the science center, to climbing down to play in our basement, hiding in the tent in the corner of his room, and climbing through his tunnels.

We read, read, and read some more.

A year ago, he was still my little baby, and while he’ll always be my baby, he is a big boy.  He runs, he jumps, he can take off and hide in a flash.  He can talk about pretty much anything, and astonishes us with the words he can say.

He is the light of our life, and such a blessing to be with (even on the days like this Tuesday when I was determined to find him a place in a daycare and find another job).  But really, he’s a good boy, and I love being his mommy 24-7.  I just have to remind myself of that on those rough days which are more frequent now that he has turned two.

I told my husband this week on one of those rough days that when I worked, I could see an end product, and know that I had been successful and productive, and that given day didn’t feel like anything I did with him worked.  Being home, sometimes that productivity is harder to see, and the end product can take days, months or years to see the fruits of, but I am confident this end product will be one of our best projects ever!

I’m not traveling from place to place, or working on AEP or OEP marketing for a healthcare company, but I’m traveling from adventure to adventure with our little guy, even if that adventure is just cooking dinner, and marketing it so that daddy will eat it.

Thank you to everyone who over the past year has lent a listening ear, offered support and encouragement, and just been there for me.  And to my wonderful husband who puts up with me after long days with the boy, reassures me that I’m doing a good job and lets me just get out of the house on some evenings…Thank you.

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