Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Jeremiah 29:11 says "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." When I read this I am reminded each day of God's promise. So no matter what my circumstances are right now I am believing that better days are just ahead. I see myself staying home and raising my daughter, educating and nurturing her. When its time for her to attend school I see her in a facility where the teachers actually teach instead of disciplining. I see myself being able to afford her college tuition to any college of her choice. All this is possible because God said it.
After 14 months of maternity leave, I am returning to work. I must say these months were sometimes filled with uncertainty, and there were times when my faith was put to test. I guess the bright side to returning to work is the flexibility. I work in the airline industry as a flight attendant and my 10 plus years have me at an advantage. The thing I dislike most is the time I'll spend away from my daughter. She is 10 months old and I was able to see every milestone up to that point. She has one tooth and one growing beside it. I heard her say "Daddy" and "Momma" for the first time. I've even seen her take a few steps. Now that I'm returning to work I just hope that I won't miss out when she finally takes her steps without the help of me or her father. I want to be there to cheer her on.