Apr 29, 2015

The Time Has Come

It's too early to be typing here...it's 5:45am when I'm starting this post...why am I up so early??




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Because the Lord has answered prayers and my hubby has found employment!  Dave left about twenty minutes ago, which gave me time to sip coffee and read a bit of God's word, a practice I hope to continue more faithfully in these wee early hours.


The particulars of the job?  He works in the same city as before, on the same street even.  It's a factory based job but he's employed in Civil Construction now - which means, he gets to go to work and build things all day!  Yes, pretty much up his alley eh?!  They mostly retrofit these big containers (they look like the backs of transport trucks - I think he said they are called sea-containers?!?!) so yes, they retrofit those into water filtration units, to be used at camps, on islands, where ever needed.


The days start early but he is off at 2:30, plenty of time for him to be able to get anything we need in town and then pick the girls up from school!  The pay is okay, not great but not bad and really, it is what we need, so that is enough!  I'll just remind myself that when I'm "shopping" through the weekend flyers! ;)



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And the timing is a gift, a birthday gift!! lol!! Tomorrow is my Dave's birthday - so I think this makes for a pretty nice present!


Truthfully though, this job came with such mixed emotions!  I mean, I am happy he has work and I'm crazy happy that this job will be so much more enjoyable for my sweet hubby!  Something he likes, something he is good at and not in a place full of chemicals!   But it's hard to see him go back....for both of us....for all of us!


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It's been just over eleven months that he has been off - first the eight months of parental leave and then the three months unemployed, so this will take some adjusting!  Not of scheduling, or my having to wrangle all four Littles alone each morning, those will come with their own adjustments but nothing compare to the adjustment of time spent!


As a friend joked with me yesterday, "Those are pretty good hours.  He's off early enough to pick up your girls and then you can all just go to bed at the same time!" lol!!


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Yes, our evenings have to be...or at least should be, cut much shorter!  4:45am comes pretty early! Ugh!  And with this job my hubby has gone back to five days a week.  Something we haven't seen in a few years!  (Yes, I'm well aware that most people work that much and more but this is my blog and my story! HA! hahaha!)


The adjusting of time spent is more so how we have had such a luxury these past eleven months.  So much time to spend, to enjoy each other and our family!  And no, we are not so romantic that all of that time was sweet, we did use it to hash out some hard truths and work on and through some major issues!  But we had the time, the time to do it all!


We had time to drive the kids to school together and then pick them up at the end of the day.  We had time for morning coffee, mid morning coffee and the occasional afternoon sip too!  There was time for me to heal from the c-section and for him to learn just what it takes to manage a household!  Time for dreaming and renovating!! (more on that one soon! *wink*)  Time to enjoy friends, old and new!  There was time to talk, and more time to "talk" and the occasion time of not talking...because that is good too! ;)   We had late nights, early morning, 'tv' marathons, book reading, attempts at 'sleeping in' and well, lots of time to just sit together and be.





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And so, having full time employment does change that and yes, in some ways I think we are both happy for the return of routine but I know the time gained in these past eleven months will be missed!  We have hope in all that the future holds, for what we have learned in the time Dave was off and for all the we anticipate for the days ahead!


And well, the baby is stirring and it's just about time to wake my gals, if they aren't up already, and begin a new day, this new day, in this new season for us.









Thank you for all of your prayers and love!  
You have been an encouragement and a blessing to our family!






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8 comments:

  1. WHOOPING AND HOLLERING Hallelujah's from down here in the states... can ya hear it?? Wow... such wonderful news!! The Lord is Faithful. Praising God with you!!

    Hey- think of it this way. All that time together - was the "honeymoon" and now the real story continues...together!! Stronger. Endurance for the the "what-ever-lies-ahead"... God is Faithful. He has been and will continue to be!!

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    1. hahahah! Thank you...I think I did hear you!! ;) God is faithful, so true and I know what lies ahead He has planned and ready for us! And there are many blessings in this already - like it not coming until after you all came!! Now to wait for his vacation time to make the trip your way!!!

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  2. The one thing that stood out from this wonderful post was this, How wonderful it is to read that a wife is gonna miss her hubby, and her hubby is gonna miss his wife... this day and time I have witnessed, heard, to many times I can't wait til he goes to work, or shoot hubby is off tomorrow... well I have to tell it's refreshing to read that Love and Respect is still present in today's world. Just about an hour ago, my hubby and I took a country drive and he has to work 2-11 today and tomorrow, and I said, I wish you were off today, he said he did too. I love our time together even if it's to do nothing... Cherishing life together is one of the things that makes life good. I am happy for you and your family.. and remember when those days get stressed or lonely, just remember take one moment at a time. Great post Kaitlin.. really enjoyed this... Thinking and praying for you during this transition... all the way from Kentucky... :)

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    1. Oh Connie! I'm so happy to hear that you and your hubby enjoy each other's company too! I don't understand how people can be married and not want to spend time together?! (in a healthy relationship anyways!) I mean, he IS my best friend and I his, so why would you not, eh?! Oh and we LOVE country drives too - that was our dates and family time when our oldest two were little and we still lived in the city - now country drives are just a part of having to travel anywhere! hahahah! ;) I appreciate your take-away from this post - it is so true! ♥ And I especially appreciate your prayers and encouragement! Thank you!!

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  3. Congrats again on the job news! Yes, it will be an adjustment...too easy to get used to having hubby around when you have a good one, I know! Now you'll just have to look forward to evenings and weekends like the rest of us! haha! Lovely pictures too, did you do those with a tripod? We have sooo many pictures of us together from when we were dating or newly married but after the kids come along it tends to be one of us with them....I need to be better about that!

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    1. No...not a tripod...but a fence post! hahahahahha! I wasn't planning on taking pics of us but then I was like, "Hey! Why don't we!" It was beautiful out and the good company made it even better! :D Yes, you need to pull that camera out more all together!! ;)

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  4. It was a good first day at work but I did miss you and am glad to be home again. Love you Kaitlin ;) <3

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  5. So HAPPY for you guys. Isn't our God good? Love you all. MAG

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