Goal 4~ Work from home

During this week, I am sharing a few goals (those I found most important) If this is your first time here, you may want to go check out the initial post.
Goal One~ is to stop dreaming about being that wife and mother and to start being her. 
Goal Two~Host my own blog.
Goal Three~ Write my book (really it would be His book)
Goal Four~ Work from Home.
Before I met my husband I was an unsaved single mother working  3 jobs at a time trying to prove I was not just another statistic.
Then God sent me Phil, we were married, and then I was able to stay home.
Just before conceiving boy #5 he was injured on the job. It wasn’t the type of injury that debilitated him from everything, but enough to keep him from his trade as a journeyman. I had just enrolled into nursing school (thinking I was going into midwifery) Little did I know. I soon had no choice but to enter the work field as a nurse, as our source of income.
For years I was bitter, angry, resentful…toward my husband! I was a difficult transition for the both of us. Him losing the ability to provide financially for his family, and me being forced into the work field.
Maturity has now shown me how I really believe it was God’s hand that allowed the man of our home to be the one home with our  5 boys. Their a bit older now, and my desire to be at home is more than just a bitter one, it’s one of purpose. I don’t know that it’s Biblical (even women in the Bible worked) I just know God wires women differently. My husband has done a great job being home, He cooks, He cleans, plays with the kids…..even with ADHD. I’ve always sorta joked…”he’s no woman, but he does a good job 😉
But the desire in me is growing greater by the moment. For many reasons.
My 9yr old wants to homeschool, ( and I so desperately want to pull him out) and for the ones IN school I want to participate more.
Some people (even the hubs) cringe grumble when I speak of waning to stay home….stating “You only work 10 days a month, what is the big deal?”
I’ll tell you….their long days….12 hours, sometimes stretched into 14! So, out of 10 days each month, I miss church 2-3 times, when the kids have an event, Its almost always scheduled on a work day, it hinders my volunteering at Mercy House, hinders my evenings with my boys. Those are just a few of the reasons.
Nursing is rough. While I don’t mind it for a season, as I approach it with a servants heart….It is not my calling. Nursing administration and the government make it dang near impossible to provide good patient care, so most nights I leave there, and drive home a failure.                                         
“Why don’t you go somewhere else?”
Well, I’m an LPN (not so “marketable” in many places). And I truly believe Nursing Admin “stinks” everywhere you go.
And why would I go back to school to pursue something that I DON’T want to do.
My schedule was nice in the fact that I had some consistent scheduled days off every week.
That recently changed.
I believe God is calling me out of this season, with all my heart I believe that. But when you are the sole source of income and healthcare for your family, it’s a little difficult to take that leap of faith. 
I know God is calling me to write, and speak…I believe that will provide the resource God sees fit.
While I work on that….I am going to sell 31gifts.
I prayed hard about this:
I feel that it will help me to step out in front of people and engage socially.
It will provide income to eventually replace my “real” job.
It will provide flexibility to be home when I need to be.
I could go on all day on this subject….. (I almost have 😉
Are you working against Gods will?
What plans do you have to work towards His alignment?

About multipurpose-mom

Stacey is a: Saved by Grace, God fearing, Bible believing, Child of the King! In her chaotic world of full time employment, being a wife, raising 5 boys, laundry, dishes, carpool, PTSA, and on and on: She is STILL trying to fulfill God's call in her life.....to share her story, her battles, her triumphs, and testimonies of being a teen mom from a drug addicted home, to being the not so perfect wife and mother she is today! Her prayer is to lift up and encourage others through the words that God lays before her! In her chaos she has learned, she is not just a wife and mother.....she is a taxi driver, a nurse, a referee, a counselor, a maid, a cook and so much more...she has MANY purposes! Welcome to Multipurposemom.com, Here we hope you find strength, humor, tears, and tangibility for your journey....whatever it is! Please feel free to comment (we LOVE comments) and if you are blessed, please won't you share the blessing with others! Thanks for Visiting! In Christ!

4 responses »

  1. Oh so true. My husband reacts(ed) the same way when I would express to him my frustration. Before things got a little difficult with this pregnancy I was working 2-3 days a week since our daughter was born, she is now almost 6.
    I would try to tell him how torn I felt and like I was failing in both areas because of it. I wasn’t failing, my boss is actually very unhappy I am leaving and the hubs saw how hard I was trying and working.
    Though we are going to be a LOT lighter in the pocketbook, he told me that he finally sees for me to be successful I need to be home right now. I am SO pleased – and a little scared.

  2. Maybe God has even a bigger calling for you. Many speakers get very nice donations taken up at churches for them to bring their message of Gods good works and deliverance. You have many of these such stories through out your life. Call me and we can talk about this more, but maybe God wants people to know He is the light and the way as He wasin your life.

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