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Monday, October 20, 2008

First day on the job...

What does it say of a woman who seeks to care for her husband?
It says that "She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life." Prov 31:12
I feel God leading me to 'do good' for my husband. If I am called to come alongside and bear a heavy burden with him, then that is what I will do and I do so with an excited, happy heart. Is there not a more wonderous thing than to fulfill our purpose as helper?
The Lord provided a job for me, part time, a gracious saint to call 'Mom' and a way to lessen the burden from my husband. Why then should I turn away this precious gift from the Lord?
Knowing that I am doing what is right for our family, I find contentment despite the confusion and opinions of those who question my choice to work outside of my home.
This new work does not distract from my primary duty, that of wife, mother and servant to my Lord.
Instead, it is an enhancement, giving me an opportunity to glorify my God though, yet another avenue.
Today is my first day and even as I type this post, there are seven sleeping children around me in a classroom full of paper projects, colors, tables and chairs. Everyone has been welcoming and friendly. I miss my children, but am thoughtful of the time they will spend with their Grandma and assured in the love she has for them. Though she would not think it so, I am learning from her example of self sacrifice and love.
They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. Titus 2:4-5

I find contentment and assurance that this is where the Lord has called me to be.
I am happy, joyful, challenged and humbled.
Commit your work to the LORD,and your plans will be established.


Rebecca said...

Glad your first day went by without a hitch! Of course, there is no doubt in mind about Grandma's enthusiasm in this endeavor. Oh, to see such adoration between Grandparent and child! Not only that, but to have a grandparent that you TRUST. Even those grandparents who adore, do not always do so in a way that you can trust completely. I've said it before and I'll say it have got it REALLY good in that area. Of course, you know that! ;-)

Hope it doesn't get too overwhelming for you. I myself am at an "overwhelmed" point in my life right now just being HOME and not accomplishing there what I should, let alone having ANOTHER job to do! What I wouldn't give for your stamina, lady! :-)

PS. Happy BIRTHDAY (albeit belated...) to you! Eric done good...especially with that canvas! What a treasured gift! Sounds like your day was happy, which is of course, what you deserve! May the Lord bless you in this coming year-the last of the twenties! hehe

Grandma Bibby said...

You both make me cry and put me on too high of a pedestal. As with you, I am only doing what I feel God wants me to do (and loving it, of course). I am so thrilled to be able to help in this way and to not add the burden of them going to daycare. It is truly a privilege to be their grandma! AND I am thankful that you have such a great husband, Jean. Only by God's unfailing grace!!

Alaina said...

What a beautiful post! As another mom who has also been called to work some outside the home - your words are a blessing. Hope it has continued to go well!

Diane said...

Glad to hear your first day at work went well. I have been thinking about you!


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