Monday, February 22, 2010
Many of you know that I have a part time job working as a Marketing Director for Chick-fil-A. I only work ten hours a week now, but when I started I was working more like thirty. Seriously, with every child I have had I have cut back ten hours - now making my time only 10 hours (I guess that means if a third comes along I will no longer be working for CFA). Anyway, this job is great because I can pretty much do it from home. This can also be a curse and the reason Miss Kate was hired.
This summer, after I went back to work, Doug and I seriously prayed about my quitting. Our budget was telling us that it wasn't possible with Doug getting his masters, but my body and emotional state were telling me that a breakdown was in my near future if I didn't stop working.
Our compromise was hiring a sitter for four out of the ten hours that I work. So we gave ourselves a month and said if we couldn't find someone that met our needs then I would quit.
To say that I was hoping we wouldn't find someone was an understatment, but I did my part to find someone and it truly has been a blessing. All of us LOVE Miss Kate. She is a homeschool student and very responsible. She does a great job with the kids and an added bonus - she straightens up the house while she is here. This makes me love her even more.
And another bonus for me is that those four hours of work a week are something I look forward to - my break, my chance to have adult conversation. Who knew that something that was causing me such stress could wind up being an escape - and Miss Kate makes me feel good about leaving my kids for a few hours out of the week. So... thanks Miss Kate for ALL your hard work! You are a blessing to this little family.