Life has changed once again in the Holloway house, the reason for the lengthy silence.
My previous employment gig was put on hold at the beginning of September due to funding issues just as we returned from Atlanta. This necessitated a renewed job search and this past week another opportunity presented itself.
I am now working for the month of October as a Marketing Consultant for another start-up firm. However, the big change is that I'm working outside the home. Yes, that's right. Mama gets up early every morning to catch a train into the city to earn some bacon.
Although I've done it before, three years of being at home means that this change is going to take some getting used to. Unlike before, I now leave three little ones in the able care of their father, knowing his task is by far the harder one. Evie has struggled the past two days with taking the bottle. I've been pumping, but like her older brother, Davis, she is not too keen on what she clearly regards as an inferior substitute. After two days of sub-par milk consumption, we took a little trip to Babies'R'Us tonight for some bottles that more closely resemble what she's used to. We would definitely appreciate your prayers about this as it weighs heavily on my mind.
The good news is that I'm enjoying the work a great deal. I believe my abilities are being used and I am hopeful that I can have a beneficial impact on this young company. And in the midst of tremendous economic hardship, I am humbled at God's gracious and swift provision for our family. While I don't know how long this opportunity will last, I find great comfort in the words of the Sermon on the Mount:
"Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."Acts 6.25-34