Four years ago I sat on my basement stairs, trying to hide my tears from the five kids who were sitting upstairs blissfully watching giant balloons the size of skyscrapers march down Madison Avenue. My heart was breaking so hard that the pain was completely physical. I had no appetite and yet… there was a turkey to cook and a smile to wear. Because I couldn’t tell my kids that their daddy wasn’t sure he wanted to stick around and I was trying to convince him to stay.
Fast forward to today. Thanksgiving is still hard for me. Some wounds take longer to heal than others. Last year I absolutely lost it in the kitchen and sobbed on my new husband’s shoulder over the fact that the potatoes weren’t cooking fast enough. Thank God for Cole’s love and grace… and thank God for His.
I don’t speak often of my Christian faith. It is simply part of my fabric, such an every day relationship that is so beautifully simplistic to me. And one that I leaned heavily into during the hardest time of my life.
During the dissolution of my marriage, the separation, the divorce, and the subsequent new start – I clung to the fact that God can bring beauty from ashes (Isaiah 61:2-3). In fact I tattooed that promise on me in form of Romans 8:28 (all things work together for good for those that love God and are called according to His purpose). Yep, seriously, I have a tattoo on my collarbone of that verse so I never forget that promise.
So when my friend NJ Ronger reached out and invited me to come on her Working Christian Mom podcast and talk about how my Working Christian Mom journey has been and how my husband made the transition to stay at home dad last summer the conversation drifted into quite a bit of this backstory.
For those of you who have ever wondered about how your husband / partner might be able to be the stay at home parent, I shared how it works in my family.
Or if you ever just wanted WAY too much information about my story and how God has blessed my life and worked through it, now’s your chance.
Don’t forget to subscribe to Working Christian Moms with NJ Rongner podcast (if that’s your jam) on iTunes, cause NJ’s episodes are da bomb!
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