Friday, November 18, 2011

A New Level of Teamwork

When Nick & I were first married, we quickly discovered that regardless of the situation we would have to be a team. We would need to be a team when it came to finances, and our faith, and decisions for our household.

As we prepare for Elyse's arrival I know that we are about to embark on an experience that will require teamwork in a way that we've never even imagined. Teamwork to make our baby happy & to protect her & to raise her in a home that loves Jesus & to teach her to respect others & have respect for herself & to discipline her when necessary & love on her every second of every day.

However, today as we are 4 weeks away from Elyse's due date, Hubby & I are less than 6 hours away from starting a new adventure where being a team will be ever so important. At 5:00 today, he will pack up his things and walk away from the job he's held for the past 5 1/2 years. At the end of the day today, he'll leave his job as an accountant and enter the world of insurance.

Starting on Monday, Nick will come to work with my dad & I and the other employees here at our insurance agency. Beginning then, we will have become a team in almost every single sense of the home, at work, and as we prepare for parenthood. Once Elyse arrives, and when I eventually come back to work we'll be together practically all hours of the day. We'll ride to work together, drop Elyse off together, have lunch together, ride home together and spend our evenings playing with our baby girl together.

While some couples might be scared of all that "quantity time" we're so excited for the additional "quality time" it will bring us as a family. We have been praying & hoping for God to open doors in regards to Nick's job, and for both us & my parents, this seemed to be exactly where God wants us to be. This certainly wasn't a situation where doors were flung wide open...more like a situation where doors were slammed shut.

We certainly don't know exactly how all the details are going to play out, and we know that it certainly isn't going to be easy...but we are so excited to see how God uses this new opportunity to strengthen our family & make us stronger than ever!

A and forevermore.


Jennifer said...

This sounds really exciting for you guys. Especially since I know how wearing tax season is on the two of you. Sounds wonderful!

I love hearing you describe your marriage as a team. My hubby and I would describe ours as the same way - I'm not sure what I would do without my partner and teammate, especially when it's come to raising our son! People have been amazed that we got Tommy potty-trained in only two weeks, and I owe ALOT of that to my own teammate. Without his help and input, I wouldn't have made it alone.

Loved this. Enjoy your last few weeks and where God has you right now! Life is about to become more full and wonderful than you could ever imagine! I cannot WAIT to see this precious girl of yours!

Megan said...

That is SO SO exciting!! I love that y'all will be together so much!!

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

How very exciting! I can't imagine how scary yet exciting this must be for your family! It will be wonderful to be able to spend so much wonderful time with your husband! What an exciting new opportunity for you!
I often wish I could spend all day everyday with my husband. We text each other all day long and I miss him! If he ever goes into private practice, we may have to go into business together! I'll be his business manager! :)
Make sure to keep us updated! Congrats on the new opportunity for your family!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

i think that's an awesome opportunity..i would love to work along side the hubby if i could i would. i always tell him this. good luck on the new business ventures! Elyse is one blessed little girl.

Ria @ Life as a Wife! said...

How exciting and what a new cool step for you both :) I love God's timing in things and think that is awesome!! So neat!