Stay at Home Mom

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

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Thanks so much for sharing! I pray that you are loving your walk with God!