Wednesday, December 16, 2009

News Announcement (you may want to sit down for this)

....I am officially not going back to work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would put enough exclamation points to show you how happy I am about that, but there would be about 5 pages of them and I don't want to lose any readers because of that :) Derek and I have spent a lot of time praying and wrestling with finances (yes wrestling, kind of similar to lassoing a bull I suppose) to see how this will work. Let me tell you, God is a miracle worker. This summer when I was looking at our finances to see if it was possible for me to not return to work and it was impossible. Our expenses required 2 incomes. I did the math a gazillion times this summer and nothing worked. A few weeks after I had Dax we sat down again, after lots of prayer, to see what was possible. Somehow God waved his magic wand, and with a little cutting here and there, it has become possible. We are both really thankful and I feel so relieved to know that I will be raising my son. I have another post with a picture to show off the awesome birth announcement/Christmas card that my friend, Sara designed for us. She does great custom design work (and is an awesome photographer too, she did our engagement and wedding pictures!!) and has super reasonable prices! More on her later :)


  1. That is great for you and Dax, Arwen - I'm really happy for ya! What a great blessing!

    I will say though - as a mom who does have to work - Nathan and I are still raising Logan. Not anyone else. Those that care for Logan at daycare three days a week and my mom two days a week are wonderful assets and have been a blessing to us and to Logan. But his working parents still are the ones raising our sweet happy boy!

  2. Thanks Lindsey, and yes, if we did have to have Dax watched by a day care or family or friends he would still be raised by us :) I was getting severe anxiety and depression just thinking about having to leave him for 45 hours a week, i think i'll go back to work one day, but for now i know i need to be here.