I moved across state (again) in the middle of April. We had a great routine babysitter which allowed me to rest as much as I needed as well as get some work done. We also hired cleaners so we weren’t arguing about the cleanliness of the house. We also made use of date night sitters. We had a church. I frequently had to stream service in the last few months, but even that was a wonderful experience.
Now, we’re starting all over again. We have found a church we liked, but it starts a bit earlier and we haven’t always been successful in getting out the door on time. Eventually, I know we will make connections through this place.
I have FINALLY found a good match for a babysitter. She starts next week. Fingers crossed this one sticks.
I have struggled to occupy the kids, give myself rest, and keep us all happy the last few weeks. Yesterday, after hiring the sitter, I started to have some second thoughts and doubts. Was I being an awful mom? Great mothers did not need help. They could do it all on their own.
Then, I remembered the idea that it takes a village to raise a child.
I’m going to extend this idea to not just a child. Everyone needs a village. Your village can grow over time as well. There’s no need to have a complete village this very instant. Also, don’t forget that each member of the village is crucial. That includes you!