Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Asking for your Prayers

Having a child changes everything. Who hasn't heard that phrase before? As trite as it may sound, that's exactly what's happened in my life. Isaac has changed everything - including my drive and determination at work. I was constantly walking in to the school with mascara streaks down my face from crying my way to work. I hated dropping Isaac off every day. I was distracted by thoughts of him all day long. I found myself becoming apathetic about my work... I didn't know that I was capable of apathy! At that point, I realized that I needed to do whatever I could to find a way to stay at home with our son. The wheels began turning....

Brandon and I sat down one weekend, did the math, and decided that if I were to open up our home for child care, I would only need to keep three children other than Isaac in order for us to afford for me to stay home. To date, I've only got one person that's committed to using me for child care, and she's beginning to get anxious for an actual answer about my plans for next year - and understandably so! Brandon and I have looked at things from a different angle, and have decided that, even if I only have one kid during the day, that I can also make up the income difference by ramping up my piano and voice studio. In order for the studio to make up the income difference, the studio would have to triple in size, which is no small feat. But ALL things are possible with the Lord's help.

I need to channel all of the prayer warriors in my life - and there are MANY of you. I ask that you pray for us to find the financial means for me to stay home, either through child care or the studio, or any combination of the two. Please pray in fervor, as this is a decision that must be made within a matter of weeks. I ask that you also pray that, if it is not in the Lord's will for me to stay home, that He would reinvigorate me with the passion I NEED to do my very best for my students at school, and that he would give me to strength to continue to drop my son off with someone else day after day. Thank you, in advance, for those of you that will pray for us day after day, and for those of you that have already joined in this prayer.
Thank you for your prayers.


  1. praying for you! I totally understand what you are saying. When I was younger, I used to have a negative opinion about stay-at-home Mom's. Didn't they know we were liberated and we can pursue our own careers now? : ) I was young and naive. Yes, having kiddos changes everything. It's amazing. I will pray for God to work it all out because it's obviously what He has laid on your heart. Much love my friend!

  2. Thank you so much for your prayers and support! Love you, Jules!! :)

  3. i will pray for you my sweet friend!! i also desire to stay at home w/ my babies someday when i have them...i know the Lord will provide if you make the decision to tay at home. praying my friend!! def keep us posted!!

  4. I completely understand. Right now I have to fly from CA to UT every month to work. It is the hardest thing for me to do. I hate leaving my little man- but for now our answer was to keep doing it. I hope and pray that you'll be able to stay with your little guy and find the means you need.

  5. Hey Christina,
    I am continuing in my prayers for you. I know that God knows the desires of your heart because He created you. On a side note...I wasn't sure if I had your correct cell #, but I texted you some dates that we have available in July if you guys want to come for a visit. Did that text go through? I hope we get to see you guys again this summer!
    Love you!

  6. Elizabeth, I didn't get your text. Call my sis and she can give you my cell #. :)