Monday, November 9, 2009

The new j.o.b.




Today we played hookey from church and took a little fieldtrip to downtown Minneapolis to see where Honey's new office is. He's been getting adjusted to a new job with a much longer commute and bigger stress load. Thank you Lord for this new job!





We had to warm up his space with some pictures and plants.





The girls were so impressed with the city and his office.
They think "dad is cool" ... so do I.







It's not easy pushing yourself out of your comfort zone...doing things that make you uncomfortable. Growth and change are hard...remember the butterfly? Well that's what Honey is right now...a caterpillar wrapped in a confining shell. He's in the transformation stage. The cocoon is isolating, painful and scary, but so worth it. The thing is I can't even help him right now. This is something he has to work out on his own.





It's
been years since I've worked outside the home. If I was to have his job, with his workload, this room is where I would want to spend all my time...the comfort room:)





And this chair would be my safe space...ha:) Why is it when we feel overwhelmed we just want to run away??


Thank you babe for not running away:)

I'm so proud of you.





Have a blessed day.


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39 comments:

  1. Best wishes to your hubby in his new job! Looks like a cool place -- nice to have a comfort room -- we all need that!

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  2. How neat! Hopefully everything continues to go well for him. Change is hard, but easier to swallow when it's good. :)

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  3. oh... you're just soooo sweet! i love you so much!

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  4. So are we!!! Congrats dad! Building is totally scary. He must be GREAT!!!

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  5. What a sweet tribute to your man. It's so hard to do new things. On Friday, I heard a speaker say that when all of life walks out on our men and they feel like they are on their own, it's up to us to get out our pom-poms and be their biggest cheerleader. (you know I was loving that!) Good for you for being that for him. I am hoping and praying that when the time comes for Adrain, I can do the same... in fact that was my prayer this morning!

    Thanks for sharing. I prayed for you guys and was wondering how it was working out. (get it- working out?) Hahhahahha!

    Much love,
    Sash

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  6. I just saw that you posted a comment on Dawn's blog stating that you liked the peanut butter cookies with the hershey kiss in the center? I have been searching for that recipe! Will you email it to me pretty please? With a kiss on top??

    :)

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  7. I send all of my "good luck" and very best wishes to your husband and his new job! So happy for you both~(we have a little dog just like yours!)
    I'm having a GIVE A WAY..Come say hi :D

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  8. His office looks so much better with the homey touches. :) Kudos to him for stepping out of his comfort zone!!!

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  9. You are such a great wife! Although you cannot help him out of his cocoon; I am certain that your presence, love and support means so very much to him. We are still in the "waiting" stages of change...this was such a great reminder to me today as a wife to support my own hubby!

    Love you girl!

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  10. This is very exciting! Congrats to your husband. He will adjust to the changes soon :) I love the nice office decor! Best of luck!

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  11. How fun for you all to see the new digs! And I can't wait to hear more about your new beginnings.

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  12. What a wonderful post...and doing new things is so hard...but everything was so beautifully put by you!

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  13. Great post! Yes change is so very hard. He is lucky to have you beside him! Bless you.

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  14. Wishing your husband the best of luck with his new job! My hubby went through a similar situation this past summer...he started his new job in September. It's been an adjustment, mostly for him, but it's beginning to feel "normal" again around here:) All we can do is hang in there, right? I've never seen a workplace with a "Comfort Room"...that's pretty cool:)

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  15. oh I am sure your hubby will do great!!! You have such a supportive nature, he has that to look forward to when he comes home from a long days work!! ...now I need to talk to the boss about a comfort room, we need one of those ASaP!

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  16. Great Post! Looks like a great office. I love the idea of the comfort room. :)

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  17. Congratulations to your hubby on his new job! He sounds like a wonderful man who loves his family and makes sacrifices needed to take care of his family, like with the long commute! It's so cool that you all warmed up his spot with all of the family love!

    Oh and I think you have two more artists in the family. I liked the pics they drew of themselves with freckles and all!

    The comfort room - how great that the place of employment understands comfort is needed away from the desk of duties. Sounds like a nice place to work.

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  18. That was nice, good for him and I hope he enjoys his new job! My husband is from Chisholm MN. We have been back several times over the past 23 years. I love to vacation in ELY, it is a beautiful part of the country. I just love it Nothern MN. My kids (when they were younger) also loved the Mall of America and as I call it, Camp Snoopy!

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  19. I love that you all went together to check out his new workspace. I think that will help to make you and The Chicks feel like you are part of it, too! Sending lots of warm thoughts and prayers to your hubby as he embarks on this new journey, and to you and the girls, too, as you support him!!! xoxo

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  20. How sweet that you all went to visit him and "cozy" up his space (just what he wanted, right?!)...

    Good luck to your hubby in his new job!!!

    :) T

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  21. Prayers are with you guys. Best wishes!!
    P.S. Whenever I got a new job just before the holidays it always turned out to be great!!

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  22. Congratulations to your husband. I enjoyed reading your post and looking at your photos. What a beautiful family you have.

    Mary

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  23. You are just the best wife. What a great post:)
    Lots of luck in the new job hubby!

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  24. the comfort room I love it!
    just as much as i like your kids note left on the white board "my dad is COOL!" too cute~

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  25. Nice story...I so understand.. My hubby started a new job last March.. he went from a physical labor job to an office job and some work out in the field... it has been an adjustment mostly for him... I certainly don't envy your hubby's drive into that big city!

    Have a wonderful week!

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  26. Maybe if the office I worked in before I became a SAHM would have had a "Comfort Room" I would still be working. . .

    Or maybe that is what my hubby needs to get through some of his long days. :-)

    Good luck to him on his new job!

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  27. Aww Becky this is so sweet. Made me teary... I'm sure your hubby appreciates you being so supportive!

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  28. The "My dad is cool" sketch is excellent! Are any of the cool cathedrals left downtown??

    : )

    Julie M.

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  29. A comfort room? Never seen one of those down here in Oklahoma -- is that a common thing?

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  30. I am still lifting you guys up in prayer. I love how you made his office all cozy....the girls drawing is the best!

    xo,
    Adrienne

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  31. Oh Becky, I am so proud of both of you for trusting, for being open to this new adventure in this new job. Hard to trust when things feel new and unsure but know that you know that you know that he will make it out of that cocoon, smile to God and be a better man for the journey. I believe that! Pray over your honey I will and pray for you too. Meaning...girl I got your back in prayer and am just here for you. I admire you both. Blessing and much soul-shine to both of you.

    hugs, kristin

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  32. what's he doing? a career change? congrats!!

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  33. Congrats to all of you on your honey's new job! Wonderful that you could all go and see it together. Change can be scary and hard, but it looks like a good path for you guys!
    luv, trina

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  34. In time the anxiety of starting a new job will go - and more exciting opportunities will follow! You have a really nice blog.

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  35. A new job is both exciting and scary at the same time. I am sooo glad that everything came together and what a great little "road trip" visiting the office ~ loving big chick's picture! I thought my Dad was pretty cool too.

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  36. I miss this city so much...I used to work downtown too. I will be thinking of your family as you go through these transitions...you have a beautiful attitude about everything...xo t

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  37. Love the drawing on the dry erase board - too cute, and the perfect way to start a new adventure!

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  38. I'm just SO thrilled that he got that job!! I know there was such stress lingering on you guys!! Hopefully he will be able to adjust just fine in his own needed time :)

    ps~ Great job warming up his space!!

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