Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Changes: The Unexpected and The Anticipated

Life is always changing. Do we ever really know what lies ahead along this path of life? For the most part... no. Life is one big surprise! But there are those few anticipated things in life that we can count on to keep us grounded. Focused. Putting one foot in front of the other. Without those events we rely on, we would go a little crazy.

There have been many changes in the Wilt household. So many that it would be good to dedicate a post to this new season in our life. God's plan is usually not our plan. But the great news is that when He chooses to close a door, He opens another.

Erik is no longer working in Elevators. He has enrolled in college and is pursuing his business degree. What? Yep, Erik is back in school. He has a few ideas forming in that mind of his. And again, who knows what lies ahead.
With him being home and available to take care of the kids, I have the opportunity to focus more on Linsey Wilt Photography. I am enjoying the ride and have plans brewing for the future.
The tables have totally turned in our household and I am still trying to get the hang of it. I am still trying to process the idea of me working and Erik being the caregiver. Life is full of surprises. I'm not kidding, he has completely turned into Mr. Mom. I am not one of those girls that has to be in control of the house. In fact, quite the opposite, I'm totally digging this set up! I don't love to cook, as most of you know. Erik already had that department down. And what girl really craves the task of laundry, dishes, floors? Not me.
To give you an idea of my amazing husband. Here is a note he left me the other day. I had just come off a two week stretch were I had worked almost everyday, in some form or another. Erik had to be at a side job this particular day and so I was on house/kid duty for the morning. This is the typed-up note that I woke up to.

I've been trying to get the kids to eat up the cheerios and honey combs. Make them eat that before starting other cereals. I am saving the hamburger in the fridge for two hamburgers tonight and the hamburger helper for the kids. The laundry is all done and the house should be picked up. The girls are very proud of their paper chain they made over their door so check it out. Abby organized the boys room so you might want to commend her for that. The girls have been putting away the clothes. Abby does the boys and Ella does the girls. There are oodles (lots...not the brand) of noodles in the fridge for lunch and some hamburger helper that needs to be eaten up. I made the coffee. I also typed up a list of school supplies left to get and was wanting to know when we should get them. I could get them tomorrow or you could pick them up at Staples when you take Jon today to the Dr. We could also go to town on Sunday but that would be a lot of gas unless you plan on doing grocery shopping. We also need to finish those forms I have on your desk so we can drop them off in Bailey today.
I should be home around lunch but I'm not sure how long this job will take. I also have to go shopping for the other side job and that will add to the time it takes. I can't wait to hear from you later today and I will try and call you when I'm not busy.
I love you,
I know, I know. He's quite the guy. He is taking his job very seriously and as you can see I have nothing to worry all!
Another big change around here (this one very much anticipated)...back to school! I was the mom at the beginning of summer saying, "I can't believe they go back to school on the 18th of August. That is so early." I take it all back. Every word. I love my kids and I love summer, but it's time. It's time for the routine to set in, it's time for some social interaction outside of their siblings, and it's time to channel all that energy into something other than driving each other nuts. It's also time for Mommy and Daddy to regain some sanity!
Thank goodness for all the blessings life brings. The anticipated and the unexpected!
And because a post is always better with a three cute little students!

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  1. Wow! Lots of changes. Beautiful photo. He seems amazing. Good luck with everything.

  2. I love it! The note totally cracked me up. Totally seems like a note that I would write up for someone. I think he's enjoying being in charge. Enjoy this season in life (which I know you do). Each one is so precious!

  3. That is perfect and I say Erik's new business could be giving husband classes to a few good men I know :), hehe!!! It'd be a hit around here!!

    Love those little students too --- too cute for words!

  4. You two roll with what life sends your way, so welllll!!! This will turn out fantastic...I commend you both! Huge blessings sent your way.

  5. What a GUY! You are one blessed woman! :) I love that he took time to write you a note about his "tasks"; so cute & sweet.
    And I agree...the timing of school is always perfect! :) Here's to a great school year!!

  6. So glad you can do more with your photography because your pictures are always amazing!

  7. What a great photo (all your pics are quite nice actually), such cute kids!! Hey, I'm following you from BloggyMoms :-)