Saturday, July 9, 2011


Remember this post, where I shared with you about my decision to find a new job?  A job
that would provide me with better hours, allowing me to be home every evening and
every weekend, no more 12 hour shifts?
Well, guess what?


After only a few short weeks of interviews, applications, and spreading resumes around
town, I got the most blessed phone call asking if I would like to accept a full-time position
with a local home health agency.  It took everything in me not to literally SQUEAL into
the phone!  Yes, of course I accept!  When can I start?  
So, in two weeks I will officially begin the next chapter in my career, a new journey for
our family.  In two weeks, I will officially be a home health nurse!  What does this
mean exactly?  Well, it means that I will work Monday through Friday, no nights, holidays,
or weekends.  I get to set my own hours according to when I want to see my patients,
which for me will likely be 7:30-3:30.  I will get to wake my babies up every morning,
feed them breakfast, drop them off, and then be there to pick them up in the afternoons.
I will get to cook dinner every night and be home with my family every weekend.
Currently, I work three 12 hour shifts a week.  On the days that I work, I leave our house
at 6 am and get home at 8 pm.  I work every other Saturday and Sunday and several
holidays a year.  While this has worked for us and we have made the best of it, it's
definitely time for a change.  Isabelle has begun crying when I go to work, knowing that
she won't see me until her bed time.  With Shawn juggling school and work, he has felt
the burn of not having me at home on those days as he struggles to play way too many
roles.  And the baby, she is just growing so fast and those days are so long to
not be with her.
So, I made a giant leap of faith, really put myself out there, and believed in the possibility
of something better.  And here it is.  I am so excited to give this new opportunity a chance.
In general, I do not like change.  I enjoy setting up roots, forming a close knit community,
and being loyal to a group I feel passionate about.  But for now, it's all about our family
and what is best for the tribe.  That is what we are working so hard for, all the
sacrifice, chasing our dreams.  We are doing this all for our family.  My only hope is that
one day, my little girls can look at their Daddy and I and know that with hard work
and determination, anything is possible.  


Hilary@BabyMooHoo said...

congratulations, congratulations!! that is amazing news for you & your family.

Remy said...


kristance ann said...

aww, yeah! i've been praying for you! this is so awesome! congrats!

Belly B said...

That is so fantastic!! Congratulations! :)

<3 Belly B

KimBerly said...

That is amazing. I am so happy for you and your family. I am so impressed by you and your blog.

Can't wait to hear more about your new adventures.

Sarbear said...

Congratulations! I'm so so very happy for you and your family. :)

Wendy said...

Congratulations! You deserve it! :)

The Poole Family said...

HOW WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! That is so exciting, Olivia!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Caitlin said...

This is SO exciting! Congratulations! <33

Nessa said...

Congrats on the new job!! I love great news like this.

Anonymous said...

You deserve this more than anyone!!!! I'm so happy for u and love u sooo much!

Megan said...

Congratulations!!! I think it's totally all about the family. I have several friends who do home health and they love the freedom!!

Randalin. said...

Congratulations!! This is amazing news :) I'm so happy for you and your family.

Little Gray Pixel said...

Congrats! That consistency of always having weekends off will be so nice! I'm excited for you.

Amy @ dwell in the season said...

Hooray! Congratulations - how exciting! A blessing indeed! :)

Lindsay said...

Congratulations on your new job! It sounds like it will be a perfect fit for your family.