Sunday, October 21, 2012

Long Season

This summer and early fall have been a long season for me. I have had "S" since May. As I wrote a couple of months ago (wow, it's been that long??) we've had a tougher transition than I hoped. She's a fine girl, just a tough transition for us all... not quite the right fit in some ways, unfortunately.

Then, this month, I lost my job. My work got sold and now I'm looking. That stresses me immensely. I'm one of those who identifies with what I do for my career and so being home is very difficult.

THEN, S' baby sister was born two days before I lost my job. So, she's with us now. I couldn't say no, because I didn't think it was fair for her to be separated from her sister. And I had made the decision when I was working that I wouldn't take Baby K because no daycare will take an infant under 6 weeks. Then I was suddenly available. The agency knows i'm not working, temporarily... and they were ok with that, oddly.

Lil M loves the baby. She calls her precious and strokes her little head. She loves holding her. She waffles on "S" just like I do... but we're making do for now.

Prayers for my job situation would be Hugely appreciated. I have one class left toward my Masters degree and really need to work. But I also think this time is good to reflect on what changes I may need to make soon.

Peace and love. Here are some pics, enjoy.

Lil M's first 5K on foot! :) She did the whole thing and then her own Fun Run!!

1 comment:

Laraf123 said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your job situation. Boy, life sure does take it's twists and turns, doesn't it?

I'm amazed at your generosity--you've opened your home and heart to a newborn on top of everything else. It's wonderful that you make it possible for these two sisters to be together at such a critical time in their lives.