The Mommy

The Mommy

about us...

I'm The Mommy, a SAHM to Maggie & Ellie. I'm married to Big Daddy, an engineer, grad student and our hard-working provider.
I blog instead of scrapbooking in hopes of preserving a part of our life for the future.
We enjoy beach trips, going to Church and spending time together...all as a family...because that's what we are.

our VP miracle, Maggie

our VP miracle, Maggie
loves homeschooling, sign language, Jesus, reading, church, writing songs and dancing

our sweet Ellie

our sweet Ellie
loves her sister, going to church and the library, singing, babies, chocolate and being naked

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Our Big News

Three posts in one day!! That's a record.

As of right now, Big Daddy has accepted a new job. It was an offer that was hard to refuse, but our/his decision was still very difficult. He absolutely loves the company that he is currently with, but due to the horrible economy his job (like so many other's) just isn't safe anymore.

We'll be selling our house and moving. And for a former real estate broker who happens to be the mother of a toddler with another babe in the oven, this is a logistical nightmare. I get so stressed out even thinking about having to put the house on the market because I know all of the things that can go wrong with a sell. For those of you who actually know us in real life, it is in a city very close to my hometown. Big Daddy will not have to commute every single day and can stay with my parents as their adopted son a few nights a week. Big Daddy hopes to live very close to them once we relocate. That is our silver lining. I would greatly appreciate it if you'd pray for Big Daddy as he transitions into a new work and living arrangement.

I've tried to explain to The Muffin what is going on. She loves to look at houses (just like Mommy & Gammy Gladys!) so I'm hoping she'll enjoy it once we are ready to start that process. She is very routine-oriented and doesn't deal well with change, so she's going to have a tough time dealing with her Daddy not being home as much and then eventually, having to move.. Then, add a new sister into the mix. It's going to be difficult so please pray for sweet Maggie, too!

As for me, I don't really like change either. I can barely breathe when my Big Daddy isn't home. We had a long-distance relationship for our courtship, so I know we can deal with the time apart, but we're not looking forward to it. I'm used to doing most everything around the house, but just having him nearby is nice. Right now my biggest worry is selling the house, having to move and then dealing with The Muffin's feelings and a new baby. In other words, the whole thing. Our friend Linda, from church will be listing the house, so at least that part is taken care of. We were in the same office before I left the real estate world and Big Daddy knows her from church, so it's someone we know, love and trust. I have many great real estate friends, but we already see her every week at church, so we can keep our eye on her!!

Please pray that all of these things go smoothly for us. I may be putting up a poll soon to let you guess how long our marriage will survive this!

As if all of this isn't enough, we will eventually have to find another church. I think this is the toughest part of all. Big Daddy is already thinking that we could commute the one hour for Sunday services. I don't think that would work with two children...we'll see.


Q. and La. said...

Um CLEARLY I've been away from you blog too long! Yowza! Maybe we can help each other move?

Christina said...

I will be praying for you guys! You've got lots of changes coming your way. Maybe when you get closer this way we can get together sometime!! I know you are excited about being closer to your parents!

jen@odbt said...

Congrats on the new job. It is a big change for you all but sounds like it will be for the better (living close to family, stable job, etc). Remember to breath and to let others help - you're not alone. I keep you all in my prayers.

Tara said...

Congrats on all the big things happening in your life although stressful! I have an idea about the city but let me just say I am kinda jealous that you are getting back home. I'm glad to be away but dang I sure miss having somebody around to help with Andrew. I'm stuck over here by myself with all the weight on my shoulders. My family is begging me to move back home but it will have to wait a few more years I think. I know your family is super excited to get you closer!

Joy said...

Wow- I guessed he was changing jobs but I didn't realize you guys might have to move! You guys will be fine! God takes care of even the sparrows so He knows where you'll live.

I was worried about my super sensitive Elaina girl moving to a new house but she did AMAZING. I think having Maggie be part of the entire process (looking at houses, packing her toys and clothes) will help. Plus, letting her decorate her new room won't hurt either!

Keep up updated on everything that happens!

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