Sunday, August 22, 2010

Transitions

I promise a recap of the 2nd Annual Isaac Timothy Delisle Memorial Golf Tournament in the next week or so. I am still going through photos, and waiting on some from one of our photographers. In short, it was awesome. Great weather, golfers had a blast, and it was just an all around great day.


Some big transitions happening here in the Delisle house. Eliana is doing a great job with solids! She seems to love baby oatmeal the best so far.She seemed so-so about rice cereal, and wasn't too sure about sweet potatoes yesterday or today :) We're going to give avocado a shot this week and see how she does!

Tomorrow is a big day around here: my return to work. I truly appreciate the encouraging words that so many of you sent my way over the last few weeks. While I know that there is no one "right" way as far as the work thing is concerned, my desire is to not work full time so that I can be home more with Eliana... and I feel as though I had that opportunity presented to me but was just to scared to take it. I was plagued by "What if's?" and for whatever reason was just scared. Regardless, this year is what it is now, and I know that God's grace is big enough to work even if the decision that was made wasn't the "right" one. I know that God is big enough to still work, and I pray that he does.

I would appreciate your prayers for our family during this transition. From the practical aspects of Eliana sleeping well, my being able to manage getting us both out the door in the morning (hopefully without forgetting anything!), managing both a job and a home. Please pray for my heart as I am away from Ellie during the day; I have a hunch that it is going to end up a lot harder on me than her. She does great being with just about anyody and is such a sweet, happy girl. Please pray for my energy level, for our marriage, and for God to continue to protect and bless our family during this next chapter.

Tonight I was reading the book "No Matter What" to Eliana before she went to bed. For those of you who have read it to your kids, you can only imagine the amount of tears (mine... not Ellie's) that followed upon finishing it... only a small preview, I am sure, when I drop her off tomorrow.

Lastly, please be praying that God would already be starting to prepare an opportunity for me to work part time or from home next year, that He would begin to show me what He has for us in that regard, and that He would instill in Spencer and I an extra measure of courage, trust, and discernment.

I can't promise to update after tomorrow... but hopefully by the end of the week. Thank you for praying :)

6 comments:

TheSpeights said...

The first couple of weeks are the hardest on the mom. My little girl is now 14 months and loves being around all the other kids. It makes me feel good. I still get choked up from time to time when I leave her if she's feeling especially needy. It's hard, but it will get easier. I'm praying for an easy transition. Just know that you have lots of people praying for you and thinking of you over the next few weeks as you go back to work. Maybe, just maybe, God's plan was for you to return. Only time will tell. Hang in there.

Stace said...

I'm thinking of you as you go back. I had such similar emotions as you- and many other moms. I wanted so badly to be home with Colby, but it's not possible right now. I was terrified and anxious over my return, but it really ended up being much better/easier than I thought it would be. I hope it is the same for you- that you and Ellie and Spencer can get into a happy routine that works for all of you.

Desiree said...

Praying for you. I am also a teacher and today was tough after spending so much time with my little guy over the summer. I hope and pray you had a great first day back!

Mommato2miracles said...

Just wanted to say that I would be praying this week.

Janet said...

I will be Praying for you! Blessings. Janet

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