Like most women, I wear a lot of hats. (I also wear glasses, most of the time.)
Taking off the hat of full time work and putting on the hat of full time motherhood was tougher than I imagined. It was what I always wanted, and yet . . . it's taken a few adjustments to get the right fit. That's what this blog is about: figuring out myself, motherhood, and God's will for me. A Work in Progress is about encouraging others on that same journey, and maybe reading a good book or having a fun adventure along the way.
Even with all the fittings, my favorite hats are still Wife and Mother. My husband is my best friend, my motivator, and my soul mate. My children are sweet, loud and wonderful. Big Guy is 6. Little Guy is 4. I am officially outnumbered.
Here we are:
A few more facts:
- I started this blog in March 2010. Read more about that here.
- I grew up in two towns the Midwest, and the biggest one had 9,000 people.
- As an adult, I've lived in various parts of South Carolina, Atlanta, and Richmond, and now near Charleston, SC.
- I still crave a gravel road.
- In high school I worked at Wal-Mart as a check out girl. (Yes, I wore a blue vest with a smiley face button.)
- I never played sports.
- I was a dancer: ballet, tap and jazz. Small town studios are the best.
- College was a blast.
- If you ask, "How did you get to Furman from Illinois?" I will try to conceal my frustration. (It's a university! I did research! I visited a lot of schools! People from all over go there! It's not like I came from a different planet! Geesh!!!)
- I met my husband in law school.
- I knew he was "the one" the first time I saw him.
- When I was a lawyer in Atlanta and Richmond, people (especially other women) often assumed I was either a paralegal or the court reporter. I'm still having issues over that.
- Sometime during my five years as a litigator, I discovered that I really don't like conflict.
- I discovered that I like to read, write and counsel people one-on-one. Many clients used me as a therapist. I didn't mind.
- One day (approaching quickly) I'll figure out how to reenter the workforce.
- Meanwhile, I drive a light green minivan and big rigs no longer give me the creepy hello honk on the highway.
- I'm trying to say "no" to so many volunteer activities.
- I'm trying to say "yes" to my boys' requests to play. I know they won't last much longer.
- I've learned a lot about Legos.
- I like having tee ball equipment in the back of my car.
- I love being a boy mom.
- I'm grateful for my life; for all of the above and more.
Finally, this is the verse which triggered the title, and means a lot to me even though I can't manage to correctly memorize it:
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God created in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10