Friday, August 13, 2010

Gift From Heaven

I’m sure having 3 kids and 2 full time jobs in and of itself can be a little overwhelming at times.  But life is just crazy with Matthew’s 12 specialists, 2 medicines taken 7 times a day, 7 feedings a day, pumping milk 5 times a day, daily OT exercises and so on plus the 2 preschoolers and two full time jobs .  What we are doing now is not sustainable.  Something has to give. 
In an amazing stroke of fate, a gift fell from heaven.  My company is offering a voluntary separation package.  Tentatively October 6 will be the last day (at least for now) of my 9.5 year career w/Accenture.  I had a little pity party the day I applied for the package.  I wish the decision wasn’t as easy as it was.  I know we now have to dream new dreams, but it is hard to let go of the old dreams.  I have to imagine my life in a new way, define myself differently.  I’m going to miss ‘work Katie’ and the wonderful co-workers I've been privileged to work with.  
We have no idea what the future holds, but me taking time off to concentrate on our family is the right decision, at the perfect time.  This will make life less complicated, less stressful.  Plus right after I submitted my application and was feeling sorry for myself that life is so different than I expected, I saw this face looking up at me and was reminded of the most important job I've ever been entrusted to do.
Matthew making it all worthwhile, Aug 2010
 The only thing constant in life is change.  Even though it may be hard, this is going to be a good change! 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Katie,
    I was missing the "work Teresa" today myself. Thanks so much for your posts. I really enjoy reading them. And thank you for posting the photos. Matthew is sooo beautiful. All your children are.