Friday, March 23, 2007

Lest you think I'm All That

So, one of the consequences of expecting a fourth baby is that I'm having to quit some of my jobs. At least until I am not fighting down this vile nausea every moment of the day. I have made the difficult and unhappy decision to put my MA program on hold indefinitly and have begun the research to find a kindergarten program that I can deal with. I look on this not as quitting, but as scaling back so as not burn out and end up doing every job badly. I am sure there is some scriptural warrent for this, but being too tired to think of it myself, I invite all of you to provide it for me. Or berate me for not being super woman.

4 comments:

themotherinlaw said...

I applaud you for making those difficult choices. Can't site the exact scriptures but how about for everything there is a season! God has given you so many wonderful opportunities but surely He doesn't mean for you to take them all at once! They will be there when you are ready and in the meantime you can enjoy what He has for you now. I am amazed at all you do and how well you do it.

Ruth said...

Thanks goodness you're human after all. Those superwoman types really get on my nerves. God bless you.

Judith L said...

"You can [and must] have it all" was a lie told to my generation. 25 years ago, I was trying to live by that maxim. My life became chaotic. Putting on the brakes was really difficult. My husband really didn't understand. He saw it as not living up to my potential. But, by God's grace, I pared down and pared down, to a place of sanity. (More or less.)

Joyce Carlson said...

Children are a gift from the Lord. Isn't that somewhere in Scripture? And the Supyire say, "Children are entrusted from God". "Kalifa" is the word they use. And four is such a lovely number. Can't wait till I come back to NY to grandmother them all!