Friday, August 13, 2010


com·mis·sion vb.
1. The act of granting certain powers or the authority to carry out a particular task or duty.

I received my recommissioning. My authority and powers as head homemaker have returned. All because my sidekick has flown the coop. In other words...
...the husband got a job.

Not just any job, mind you. A job that seems so good that my head is still spinning. I am still holding my breath, waiting for the "catch" or the "attached strings", which have yet to materialize. He will be working as a Bilingual Employment Recruiter and I don't think that a different position could use his skills and gifts as well as this one.

I'm still shaking my head.

But in the last few years, my homemaking skills have grown a little rusty. The advantages of having a husband home a lot are many, but one of the downsides is being out-of-practice as a one-woman-show. I need igure out some semblance of a routine, make a meal plan including filling the freezer, and reignite the flame for making this home a soft place to land. 

On the Husband's first day, we took him to a small local restaurant as a way of honoring and celebrating him. It's only about 10 minutes from home, but as we sat down my 5-year-old remarked that "it took forever to get here".

"Yeah. About two-and-a-half years," I said.

The kids were confused.

But the Husband and I exchanged a knowing look.

It has been a really long road.


chadandnikki said...

Woo hoo!! So exciting.

Peaceful Chaoz said...

So excited for you!! You'll be back to domestic diva-ness in no time! ;0)

Saralyn said...

That is SO COOL! We are rejoicing with you over the amazingly wonderful gifts of our generous Father.

Ebe said...

This is wonderful news!

Jeana said...

That is such wonderful news! I'm so happy for your family.

stephanie said...

I knew it would happen!! so very happy for you!!!

Monica said...

I know that is such a relief. Congrats!