Friday, October 2, 2009

I Made It!

SO, the day that I never thought would come is finally here! When I put in my notice 6 weeks ago, I was told that September would be the longest month of my life- and it was!

Wednesday was my last day at work and I found myself feeling very nostalgic and I was a little teary. After all, I literally grew up at that job. When I started I was single, 19 years old, and living with roommates. That job saw me through dating Caleb, getting engaged, getting married, the struggle of my infertility and miscarriage, my pregnancy, and finally, having Elliana and becoming a Mom. The last year or two wasn't the greatest of my years at work, but I do have many good memories and I had many good years while working there.

I wrote a farewell email and sent it out to the entire office thanking them for the years and the memories. I couldn't believe how sad I was to write it. I got many very nice cards and emails in return. Tonight they are having a goodbye dinner for me and I'm really looking forward to it.

So now here I am, a full time stay at home Mom. It's what I've always wanted and I am SOOOO excited! I don't know yet what my daily, or even weekly routine is going to look like. All I know is, I don't have to worry about struggling to get Ellie and myself ready to get to work on time, or what to do if Elliana is sick, or how I'm going to make it through the day when Ellie was up all night, or pleading to have time off for Holidays, or missing out on any of Elliana's milestones, etc. I have a lot to figure out still but I know I'm going to like this. :)



Here is a video of Elliana that I took last week. She is getting around so quickly these days. I'm sure a lot of my time will be spent chasing her around. :)

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Sorry, the video's not the greatest. The lighting isn't good and there's some background noise (that's the dryer).

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5 comments:

Courtney said...

I could watch your daughter all day long.
Chris~ I'm so excited for this new stage of life for you. You are such an amazing mom and God is blessing you guys so much! Have fun with her these next few years!

Malisa @ My Lil' Corner of the World said...

Oh Christine, I am SO happy for you!! Being home and watching your kiddo grow up, hitting all their milestones and being a part of their daily, minute by minute, life is just the BEST! I know you will just love and cherish every minute, especially because you know the other side of having to work outside the home. What a wonderful blessing from God! By the way, the video of Ellie made me smile. She's so adorable!

Dana Marie said...

WAHOOOO! Congratulations Chris! We need to catch up soon, miss you friend!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you! Congrats on the start of this new at-home adventure! -- Christina Cox

Dareth said...

I am so excited for you and your family!
Love you.

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Elliana Faith... God blessed us with our first miracle little girl in December 2008. She is sweet, smart, spunky, funny, strong willed, precocious, extremely outgoing, vocal and so full of life! She brings us so much joy.

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Ethan James,.. God blessed us with our little boy in March 2011. Ethan was a bit of a surprise and an even bigger miraclle. Ethan is ALL BOY! He is very active, into sports and running around. He is also sweet, introverted, affectionate, and laid back. These days he often has us laughing, he's starting to show a little bit of "clown" in him. He makes our hearts happy too. :)

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