Hello, everone! It's like I'm coming home from a very long journey - a good one, but a long one! I can't believe how fast life moves at times, and how much change affects everything. Well, let me tell you a story...
About 21 months ago, my husband came home from work and shared a(nother) story of how awful his day had been. I won't share any details, but it took him about 30 minutes to share the story, and it was bad, again. I was biting my tongue, my mouth was clamped shut, and I was determined I wasn't going to speak. I was furious. He turned to me and asked me what I thought.
I was silent for a solid minute.
Then, I came uncorked, and let out all the thoughts I had running through my head. Few were very charitable, and none of them were happy thoughts.
One month later, he turned in his notice. He would be home in 6 months.
I was thrilled! I was terrified!
We have been dreaming of doing this for years, but never felt like it was the right time, or circumstance, or step to take NOW. Well, we were taking the leap! We upped our earnest prayers for the Lord to show us what, exactly, He would have us do now. We have been doing a few things online for a few years, and they have brought barely a trickle of money in - really just enough to keep them going. A few weeks after these earnest prayers began, we found out about a course that would teach us how to use the Amazon FBA program to sell on Amazon. We bought the course, began working the process, and Larry came home in February of 2013.
It was a crazy time. I was doing all the start-up for this business around homeschooling 5 children and all the holiday madness. I didn't have time to stop and think, let alone post to the blog! I was so relieved when Larry came home and took over the business.
He's been home a little over 13 months, now. We often remark "We love our life!" No, we aren't rich. No, we aren't experts. No, we won't be retiring any time, soon. Yes, we love being together all the time. Yes, we love having the freedom to go to my in-laws to watch the game on opening day. Yes, we love seeing our children learn the business, and even begin their own ventures. Yes, the freedom is worth far more than a steady paycheck ever was!
I feel like we are finally settling down into a solid routine, and I will be more actively posting here again. Thanks so much for your patience. I have missed you!