March 2007 – Vol. IV, Issue 3
On a Personal Note: A Tribute to My Loving Husband
My husband and I are experiencing a transition in our little family. Ever since we met and fell in love nine years ago, Paul has worked as a registered nurse at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden. I got used to seeing him in green hospital scrubs and giving him time to decompress from his 12-hour shifts. Paul didn’t mind his schedule; in fact, he loved having four days off a week.
When we had our first child and I began working from my home office, Paul negotiated a set schedule: he worked every Wednesday and every other Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. To those who don’t want to figure that out, it basically meant that he was off every Tuesday and Thursday and had six days off in a row every other week. That was lovely for my business pursuits–I could always count on him being home every Tuesday and Thursday, so those are the days I created my appointments. Paul was great with our girls on those days, and we rarely needed to enlist help with the kids.
About three weeks ago, my husband got a new job as a clinical analyst for the same medical organization. In short, that means that he now works Monday through Friday and commutes an hour each way. He’ll be consulting on information systems projects, testing software and telling the developers how to make it work better in a clinical environment. He is loving it, and I am getting used to seeing him come home with a spring in his step and a tie around his neck. We are also really enjoying having Daddy with us at church every Sunday instead of every other Sunday!
I am so grateful for Paul and for his willingness to be at home with us so often. And I’m grateful for this new change in our lives! Now I’ll transition into a true work-at-home mom, one who doesn’t have the luxury of relying on Daddy for so much. I’m working on figuring out how much business to do and how to get it done. Send your good thoughts and prayers my way, readers!
Thank you to my sweet husband, my patient little girls, and to all of you. You bless my life!