Thursday, March 11, 2010

Some good news

My computer time is very limited these days, with Pesach so soon upon us, but I just wanted to tell some good news.

Thanks to a recent and very positive improvement in our situation, I was able to quit my job sooner than I expected, and I'm now back home full-time with no distractions, which is so important right now that every free moment must be dedicated to organizing and cleaning - and as you can imagine, with a little one around, and all the usual homemaking routines such as tidying, cooking, and laundry taking a big chunk out of the day, that free time to do the "extras" is rare and precious and is mostly snatched away while Shira is sleeping.

I was able to quit without awakening any harsh feelings, and said goodbye to my manager on very good terms. I was told some very nice things about my work, and I in my turn said what a great time I had working along with everybody. I was completely sincere. I was blessed to work with wonderful people whom I had the privilege to get to know, but nevertheless, I'm happy to be home, which is where I belong and am needed the most.

This brief taste of life as a "working mother" (an euphemism I find rather amusing) has been a sobering experience for me. I have worked outside the home in the past, you see, but never since I got married, and I didn't realize just how taxing it would be. Even the so-called "family friendly" jobs aren't really family friendly when it's a mother of young children we're talking about. Nothing is family friendly if it takes a mother away from her little one(s).

And now that my lunch break is over I'd better go and do what I should be doing whenever I can - prepare for Pesach.

43 comments:

Deborah said...

That's wonderful, Anna! I'm so happy that you get to be where you belong.

doubledrudgery said...

I'm very happy to hear this. It must be so freeing - and just in time for Passover, where we celebrate freedom from slavery. How befitting!

Wishing all of us easy pesach/spring cleaning.
Tammy

Rebekka said...

Hurra! How wonderful for you, Anna!

Karen said...

Congratulations on the improvement in your situation. I am impressed at the way you live your values and I wish you all the best as you return home full time.

Thursday's Child said...

That's wonderful! I left my job in December and have been happily at home ever since. It's great, isn't it?

Tracy said...

I'm so happy for you, Anna. May the Lord continue to bless you.

Kate said...

Welcome home, dear mother, welcome home!

Mrs.Rabe said...

So happy for you Mrs. Anna!

Blessings as you prepare for Pesach!

Andrea said...

I am so happy for you, Anna. I know this was your heart's desire, and I am celebrating with you that you were able to attain it so soon! What a blessing for all three of you.

A Joyful Chaos said...

I am so happy for you that you can stay at home again!

Claudia said...

That is such wonderful news! I have been praying that you might be able to return home soon and be in the place where you want to be. I'm very happy for you!

Take care, Claudia

Laura Angelika said...

That is fantastic news! I am so glad for you! :-)

Rosemary said...

Mrs. Anna T., I am so happy for you and your family. Each day, when I checked your blog, I was praying to read this good news.
My own daughters are going through similar situations, and we pray that we soon see the light at the end of the tunnel, too.
Yours,
Rosemary

Hannah in Canada said...

Congratulations, Anna!
I'm sure you're very happy with this wonderful change and I completely agree that the phrase "working mother" is ridiculous. As opposed to what?
It sounds like, even though you would, of course, preferred to be at home, you made a positive impact on the lives of your co-workers.
Good luck with your Pesach preparations.

Anonymous said...

Yay!!!! Blessings abound, and he is so good... I pray you will be filled with warmth and goodness as you settle back into your secure home life and prepare for Pesach. Take care!

Rosemary

Anonymous said...

So very happy to hear this !

DawnM said...

Rejoicing with you!

Bethany said...

I'm so glad for you!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that it has all worked out so well. I know that feeling that a job outside the home is very taxing and it is not possible to keep everything going at home without losing that precious family time. The few times I worked only lasted 2-3 months and I can honestly say I was relieved. Plus it didn't really earn us much extra money. Best wishes to you!

Lady M said...

Hurray!

Lisa said...

That is wonderful news! I will be leaving my job at the end of the summer and I'm practically counting down the days. I took a day off from work yesterday to catch up on several chores that had long been neglected. When my husband came home from work and I relayed all that I had been able to accomplish, he remarked how much sense it made to have someone at home to "manage the home." And we don't even have little ones yet! We just both work demanding jobs.

Congratulations to you and your family!

Dana said...

Wonderful news!

messy bessy said...

Congratulations. I am so glad -- you really have a heart to be at home. Maybe this time of financial stress was a blessing in disguise, allowing you more experience to be able to speak to people right where they are.

Isn't home wonderful?

Happy cleaning.

Analytical Adam said...

I also just wanted to add (I haven't read the comments) that I agree with Mrs Anna here from my own experience of woman with young children. I know from working at clients that woman with young children would send their child to day care at 2 or 3 years old or even younger. I do have to say though sadly (don't have to do this) many of the woman are very much brainwashed about feminism and have envy of men and envy as it always does leads them to bad decisions that aren't good for themselves.

I just remember that I mentioned to someone that I read of the danger of a certain eye surgery for being near-sided (that I was considering if I had the money or time but after hearing one evening of stornger warnings I find out the surgery is not safe and some of the advertisements are lies) to an older woman that also was near sided and she mentioned that one of her co-workers was thinking of getting it and I printed this site out about the dangers of it that they are hiding from the public and she showed to the younger woman the next day and her attitude was like that men are just overly cautious and stupid when clearly this surgery is dangerous and has negative long term consequences and all she cared about was that her contacts (which are same) were bothering her sometimes. I was just trying to be helpful as you need your eyes for whole life not just 5, 10 years and this surgery compromises the eye and just stick with glasses or contacts. The issue with feminism always the biggest issue is this envy and hatred of the male role and thinking you are better or smarter which whatever you do that is what feminism is about. An older woman who has older children part time work sometimes is fine when children are at school all day. But young woman with young children they are only benefiting day care not their children. Some companies even pay for day care but if they really care about family and children they would understand that young children do need some personal attention and bonding and they aren't ready yet to be in a large social environment which is always the excuse for day care WELL WE NEED THE KID TO BE SOCIAL although studies show the opposite sadly.

Andrea said...

Anna, That is wonderful! You have been in my prayers that this would happen! I'm almost crying tears of joy for you.

Michelle said...

That's wonderful news!

Lillian the Ponderer said...

Oh what wonderful news, I am so happy for you and I pray you will not have to go through this experience again.

Rose said...

Anna, I am so pleased for you and for Mr T and Shira. Best wishes.

Otter Mom said...

I'm very happy for you. I'm so glad that your circumstances have changed and now you can be at home with your precious little one.
And I agree, all mothers are working mothers!

Anonymous said...

That IS wonderful news! Congratulations. There's just nothing like the freedom and joy of being able to be home full-time. Linda

Anonymous said...

so happy for you. I'm working outside the home 2 days per week now and hoping to go to just one. I dont know who thinks staying at home full time is the easy way out...those people obviously dont have little ones!

Marylouise said...

So happy for you and your family! you have been in my prayers .Bless you!
Marylouise

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs. Anna T,

Praised Be!

I have been praying for you and your husband daily.

I am so very happy for you.

May God continue to bless you and your little family.

Mrs. Kim W.

Mrs. Lady Sofia said...

Anna,

Yeah! You don't know how happy I am for you and your family that your financial situation has improved for your household, and as a result, you get to come home full-time and take care of your home and family! What a wonderful blessing! I know this must be a time a relief for you! Enjoy preparing for Pesach! :)


~Mrs. Lady Sofia~

Jo said...

I am so happy for you - what a wonderful piece of news.

Cherish said...

Woo-hoo! I'm happy for you!

WesternWoodburner said...

I am glad you are able to be back at home and now, I need to get back to house cleaning myslef. :)

Amy said...

Celebrating with you over this good news. :D

Anonymous said...

i am happy for you, but this experience will give you a greater understanding and compassion for women who are in the position you were in. my son had a drug problem for awhile (something i never dreamed possible) but let me tell you how much compassion i now have for mothers who are enduring the same thing i did. God works in ways we don't understand but we needed to learn.congratulations
becky

Mrs. Parunak said...

I am rejoicing with you that you can be back where your heart is--at home with your family full time!

Miss Cate said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy you'll be able to be at home! My mother was at home most of my growing up years and I am so grateful she was! I hope someday to do the same for my future children!

Rebecca said...

Dear Anna,

I am so glad to hear that you are back home fulltime again. God has truly blessed your commitment to be a 100 % housewife and mother! Give Shira a little kiss from me!

Anonymous said...

As you may suppose, Anna, I am so very pleased for you! Welcome home! :o)

Brenda