It’s almost been 7 years since I made the decision to quit my full time job to become a stay at home mom. During the Recession.. What was I thinking?!
If your new to my website let me give you a quick back story of our lives back then. 2009 was a rough time, my company did some reorganization structures which lead me into a different position in the company that I despised. My shift was terrible, but overall I was still thankful that I still held a job in these economic times.
However the timing in our lives lead me to a crossroad. I had to choose to sacrifice seeing my family or bring home an income.
That was the year our daughter was stared High School, the twins were starting Kindergarten and our youngest would be in daycare. With my work schedules I would never see our children. I’d drop them off at school, but I’d be at work before they got home. By the time I’d get home, they’d all be asleep. I was heartbroken. I didn’t want this, but I had no options. Until I felt God calling me to be at home. I thought to myself, He’s crazy. I didn’t see how this was possible. Plus I was scared to quit my full time job of 12 years and take on this calling. With our expenses and debt there was no way we could financially survive this. We’d be giving up more than half of our income and with a family of 6 I had to TRUST that GOD would provide. Therefore my husband and I waited patiently, continued to pray about it and without any further doubt, felt home is where I needed to be. Shortly after I handed in my resignation.
It was one of the scariest decisions in my life. My income was more than my husbands salary at the time and now we were losing more than half of our income during the recession. How crazy of a time that was. Most people were losing their jobs involuntarily and here I was voluntarily resigning.
Come back later this week and check out the upcoming article about….. How We Survived on One Income
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