A Different Kind of Summer: How a Step of Faith Changed Everything (Guest Post for (in)courage.me)

It’s summer time! It’s the season that children, teachers, and many others look forward to each year, waiting patiently for that last school bell to ring and the taste of sweet freedom. Though I’m not a hot weather person, there are so many things I do love about summer:

Visiting a friend’s pool for fun and refreshment…

Going to a local ice cream parlor for a yummy treat…

Slipping on flip flops instead of determining which footwear will be warmest…

The smell of delicious food on the grill…

Summer nights sitting on the porch as the sun sets…

step of faithBut this summer is very different for me. This summer, for the first time, I am a stay-at-home mom.

God called me home out of full-time work, which brought on a plethora of worry and doubt, since we would be going from two incomes to one…and it just didn’t make sense on paper.

I’ve always been a control freak and especially so when it comes to finances, so the fact that I even considered this move, much less went through with it, amazes everyone who knows me well. Hey, I’m even surprised when I wake up and don’t immediately launch into “hurry-get-dressed-get-to-daycare-get-to-work” mode. It’s been a surreal experience.

And completely terrifying…

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