Please ask God to grant my DH the grace to share my desire to allow me to quit my job and stay at home with my children. We talked about it again last night and he is still adament that we could not live the kind of life he wants to live on his income alone. God has already provided for us beyond all imagination for the 2 children he’s blessed us with. I desire to have more children as well. I know that it would be a huge sacrifice initially, but I know we could adjust.
I am heartsick, but we have at least 18 months before it would really be time to look at this as an option. At that time we plan to have our car paid off and the only debt we’d have at that time is the mortgage. Also, our oldest will be starting preschool. I would gladly accept another child between now and then, at that point there would be no question about my staying home b/c of the cost of daycare.
Dear God, help me to know what your will is for me in my vocation as a wife and mother. Help me if I must continue to work to accept my cross and not let resentment take over my life as I feel it is right now. Help DH and I not to be pitted against one another as to whose ‘dream’ wins out over the other in terms of planning our family, but help us to work together for us both to accomplish our dreams. I know Dear God that I cannot even begin to suggest the right way or the right timing to accomplish any of this, but that your Divine Plan is beyond imagination. I pray Dear Jesus that you would allow me the opportunity to work for the local school system so at the very least I may be off with my children during school breaks and summertime. Help DH in discerning his career as well. Above all, help us to form a prayer life together as a couple to seek to know your will in our lives Lord.
In Jesus Name we pray,