This day marks the beginning of a new chapter. It sounds rather dramatic but it really is a poignant day of my life. This is my son’s very first day at Childcare. This is the first day I have dedicated to blogging since I became a mom over 2 years ago. And aside from our overseas trips, this is my first day off!
For all of my non-parent or non-childcare-attending readers, please bear with me, I promise there is a good reason for this expository post.
With all the hats that I juggle, it has been challenging, to say the least, to squeeze time out for myself, let alone for the blog. Over a year ago, upon hearing my complaints about not having any time to blog, my very wise mother-in-law advised me to dedicate one day a week for the blog. It would be a day I could create content, produce photos, go to meetings and just take time out for myself. But due to my hectic schedule, it never came to fruition. Until today.
As you know, whilst I was away on a blogging sabbatical, I’d been praying about whether or not to blog, and asking God to open the doors in order for me to blog, because at the time, it was physically impossible.
God is so good. Step by step, He has opened the doors for me to keep blogging. Recently, God answered my prayer about having a blogging day. Out of the blue one day, a friend recommended a brand new Childcare Centre near us. It sounded amazing. I checked it out the next day, Winston and I both fell in love. They only had one spot left on the day of the week that I needed. It ticked all the boxes and was perfectly suited to my child.
Plus, the timing was impeccable. I’ve been praying about Childcare for Winston for over a year now. But we haven’t been able to attend because of my hectic and non-routine schedule. Now that I’ve stated blogging again, I desperately need one day a week to spend time on it rather than just a moment here and there between mothering and domestic duties, vet work and my ministry at Bible Study Fellowship. The wait has been worth it because “no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him.” It’s only after I’ve spent so much quality time with him, and when I’ve started blogging again that this Childcare opportunity came up. Not to mention having him get used to the place before Bub #2 is born is such a blessing.
And so thanks to our toddler-sized alarm clock, we were up by the crack of dawn. I don’t think I’ve been this productive in a long time. Before 9am, I’ve managed to do the laundry, the groceries, make a couple of phone calls, drive hubby to the station and even taken photos for the blog post! See what I mean? This is the start of a new era! :)
I wonder what you are waiting on the Lord for. Don’t lose hope, His timing and plan is always perfect. As the psalmist encourages us: “Wait on the Lord. Be courageous, and he will strengthen your heart. Wait on the Lord!”
And on a side note, this is also the last day of my Invisalign treatment! From tomorrow I’ll only need to wear the aligners at night. I’ve experienced 18 months of first-class service with Smile Solutions, and can’t wait to tell you more about it all in the next post. Speak soon! Wishing you a gorgeous week ahead!
Vintage Jumper & Bag // MNG Jeans // YSL Pumps // Invisalign