I have wanted to have a baby since before I can remember. Finally, after years of patience until I could do this responsibly (married to a wonderful husband with a good job & a house even), Baby was born on April 1, 2011. We love him!
I sort of figured that since I had wanted a baby so badly, I could make this into an easy thing. Oops, I was so wrong! Well, people had always told me things like, "spend time with this child and you won't want to have any for a while" or baby-sitting is great birth control" and neither of these were true for me! I just wanted kids more! So why would I believe these same people that parenting was this hard? Sure, I knew it would be challenging, but I underestimated the power of sheer exhaustion.
I am a deaconess in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. I am continuing to work part time, at least for now.
This is my journey into a world of balancing two major vocations: motherhood and deaconess (oh and a third: wife!!) thanks for joining me.