Wednesday, May 21, 2008


I'm going to become a full-time mama a little sooner than I was planning on. My plan had been to work just afternoons once the kids are here because Jared teaches in the mornings. Unfortunately, I found out today that the powers that be at work have decided they won't let me go part-time in June and want to hire someone full-time to replace me. So my last day of work will be June 6. (btw, I haven't worked here long enough to get maternity leave.)

I have to say I'm pretty surprised. I honestly thought they'd be more open to the idea, especially since it would only be for a few weeks, and then I'd be leaving to have the baby anyway. So I'm feeling lots of mixed emotions right now. On the one hand, it will be really nice to not work. I will definitely have plenty to keep me busy with the three kids here and a baby to prepare for. And I am definitely sick of this job. On the other hand, I had mentally prepared myself to work through most of July, so it's very strange all of a sudden to only have 10-11 days of work left. Plus, obviously, it would have been very nice to have that income.

But such is life.

We did get some good news this week however. Jared received a VERY nice bit of money from a BYU grant. He's using it to buy a new laptop, which he'll need to teach his class this summer. And there will still be a very nice chunk left over. What's awesome is that Jared found out about the grant after the deadline had passed, but he followed through and they let him turn it in anyway and he got it! He has always had the gift to make things happen, and once again it really paid off. Thanks, BYU!


  1. Wow, that is such a crummy thing for your job to do :( But great news that Jared got a grant!

  2. My job ended four months before I had my first baby, too. It was sort of a mixed blessing, just like you said. All I know is, that if we hadn't been paying tithing things might have turned out differently - and for the worse. I have such a testimony of those blessings!

    You're going to have great practice learning how to be a mommy, sounds like fun!

  3. Hope this sudden job change turns out to be a blessing.
    So happy for both of you about the grant -- wonderful!

  4. Yay on the grant, boo on your job. Although now that I think about it, you may find that it's a blessing in disguise--you may really need that extra energy to do well with the kids and to survive those last couple of months of pregnancy, energy-draining as they are!

  5. Wow.

    I can't believe they're doing that. That sucks on many many levels. But I agree with tricki_nicki, I think it will turn out to be a blessing in disguise.

    Keep me posted on how things are going...

  6. I kinda got "pushed" out my job early before I had Sawyer. BUt in the end I was happier because 1. I was tired of working (like you said you are) and 2. I had time to rest and enjoy my pregnancy, even though I was very large.

    I'm happy that you guys got a grant. The Lord blesses us in many ways!