articulate - adjective
1. having parts connected by joints, as in "articulated"
2. made up of distinct words joined together in such a way as to convey meaning
3. able to express oneself clearly and distinctly
4. well formulated, clearly presented

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Finding the Rhythm

Life has taken a turn.

Every aspect of life holds some sort of rhythm, don't you think? Mine certainly has.

Life with a new baby had the little one's needs pulsing at its center.

Life as a homeschooling mother of four children had education as its heartbeat.

It remains to be seen what my life as an empty-nester will hold.

But now, with an adult child on his own, two college kids living at home, and one junior-higher still homeschooling, life has taken yet another unexpected turn.

Despite the corporate takeover and sellout at my husband's workplace, he is able to keep his current job for now. For this we are grateful beyond words. But there's more.

When he finally met his new boss by phone, the boss asked him, "Why are you traveling 65 miles to work every day? Clean out your office and work from home!"

So he did.

We are still living in our basement while working upstairs to try to finish our house. Since the new office on the middle floor isn't done yet, John moved some blocks and boards into one of the unfinished bedrooms and created an office to work from while still building the rest of the house.

It has been wonderful having him home. His 30-second commute is fraught with danger, however -- 2 flights of stairs and dangerous wood shavings, sawdust, and exposed insulation. I don't know how he handles the stress. ;) He may progress to a different type of job within this company which will involve new things, but for now, we're very thankful for the savings in time and gas money that this change has blessed us with, and we're hoping it lasts awhile.

Now we just have to find the new pace to our day's schedule, the new rhythm to our life.

I think we can do this!