How God Gave Me the Desire of My Heart
When I was pregnant with my first child, I was working full-time and working on a second bachelor's degree online. I was doing what I thought God was leading me to do by completing a degree in accounting in order to find a different job. I had been looking for another job for several years and wasn't having any success. While I was busy with all I was doing, my heart was crying out to be a stay at home mom. My daughter was born and God blessed me with a new job in the accounting field. After maternity leave, I started the new job. I enjoyed working as an accountant, but I truly wanted to be home with my baby. After 2 years of working at the accounting firm and lots of tears when I would leave Dasia in the mornings, God blessed us with a baby boy. During my maternity leave with Dylan, I began asking God what to do since I greatly desired to stay home instead of going back to work. I felt God say to call my employer and ask them if I could work 3 days a week instead of 5. Much to my delight, they agreed. The decrease in income was difficult over the next year and a half, but God saw us through it. I continued to pray, as I had since Dasia was born, that God would double my husband's, Dale, income so I could stay home with our children. In September of 2010, God opened up a wonderful door and Dale started a new job with a significant increase in pay. Although the increase did not double our income when I was working full-time, it was enough to allow me to stay home full-time. In December 2010, I became a full-time stay at home mom. I'm still in awe that God worked out the job situations so that I could have the desire of my heart. I have been home with my children a little over a year now and I still am so thankful for this chance to have more time with them.
Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4