I began writing this blog 4 and a half years ago. It is hard to believe how quickly time passes! At the time, I chose to title my blog Mommy In Charge as a little play on words. I wanted to recognize CHARGE Syndrome in the title since it was the journey we were thrown into. As time went on, the name of this blog has evolved and meant different things to me at different times. There was a time where it was very ironic because I, the mommy, was in fact not in charge at all. I had to learn that this journey was full of the unexpected, and I had to patiently wait and follow Rhett’s lead. He was the one in charge, not me. More importantly, God is in charge and the one in control of all we face. I am so thankful to have not lost sight of that, although at times I needed more reminders than others. I hope that with this blog you have been able to really see how the Lord has worked in our life, and especially how he has taken care of Rhett through all he has faced. The power of prayer works, but it sometimes does not give you the answers at the moment you want them. Patience has been a hard lesson I have had to learn, and am still learning today.
Without getting too wordy, I wanted to share with you a way that this name, Mommy In Charge, has once again evolved for me. There was a time during these last 5 years that I have felt as if my life was so far out of my control and so far from what I expected it to be. I quit my full time job, what I went to school for and truly loved, to stay at home with Rhett. I have no regrets in my decisions because Rhett needed me, and I needed him. I always thought that I would go back into the classroom full time, but as life continues on this journey, it becomes more and more obvious that I am going to continue to need flexibility that a full time job will not allow for. I have been very blessed to have found an amazing organization that has allowed me to work and give me the flexibility I need for my family. With the New Year, I finally have had the courage to start publicly what I have been dreaming of for a while. I am “taking charge” and starting a new endeavor that I am so excited about. I have launched my very own small business, Mommy In Charge, where I am going to make and sell personalized beaded bracelets. I am so excited to use my creativity to make pieces of jewelry that will be meaningful and special for you! You can follow me on instagram @mommyincharge or comment or message me on facebook for more information.
I am so thankful for your support throughout our journey, and am very excited to see where this new journey will lead. Happy New Year!