Being a SAHM is such a blessing. I remember all too well juggling the fast paced work world with the demands of a young family and how crazy it all was. It was an answered prayer to be able to let that go and focus 100 percent on our family! But I must admit that there are days that it would be nice to escape out the front door, hop in the car and immerse myself in something outside the boundaries of the family and the hum-drum every day. But knowing that of course comes at a price that I don't want to pay, I don't let myself go there for long! ... but it did rear it's ugly head this week as the kids were sick (yes, in the middle of summer, is that not wrong in and of itself?!) and as I prepare my husband's bags for his business trip this week to China.
Oh yes, China.
Doesn't that just make your heart flutter? I can't say that I've always wanted to go to his business destinations ... but lately the trips (although business centered and not much time for site-seeing) are getting more alluring ... and with this latest trip scheduled to China I think I have sent him more emails on "things to do while in Shanghai"--probably more emails than I have to anyone else in my address book.
Of course the modern fast-paced "fancy" China he will see and experience will shine with a stark difference from the China that I would want to see and experience. I am hopeful that his business dealings will go well and that there will be a second trip down the road that will provide me the opportunity to travel with him next time. My prayer is also that there is something greater at hand here and that God will use Jeff for His purpose and glory and that if it is God's will that our future family tapestry will in some way be knit with beautiful red threads from the Far East.
I'm a freelance graphic designer and an artist ... but my current professional title is M.O.M. I am blessed daily by being a wife to an incredible man and a mom to three wonderful boys. I love to sew and would love to create something special for you.