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Oh Baby! The Way Things Go

So just a bit of not-so-random thoughts.

March is nearly at her end and the scent of spring is heavy in the air. I love the spring. Actually spring and fall are my most beloved seasons. Anyhow, this girl had some big plans for blogging this month and well…I won’t say that I bombed but I did not reach my goal.


Glad you asked. Being that I work from home, this makes me the perfect candidate for emergency daycare both for family and friends. Not complaining at all. I am honored that I am so trusted with the treasures of peoples hearts.

Nevertheless, getting up a 6:30 am and spending the next 9 hours tending to the needs of  a 2 month (well he hit the 3 month mark recently) brings some unforeseen demands of and setbacks.

For one, when the little guy goes home, I want to do nothing else but nap. Really, I should have known that I was going to have to reboot my life so to speak when I started providing him care. I remember when I was 24 babysitting an hour in the morning from 6:50 to 7:50am, putting the neighbors kid on the bus, going to my job at Blick and then finishing up at Boarders (I worked at Payless too for stent), getting home at 10:30 and writing and making art until around 1:30, before going to bed and getting up and doing it all over again.

I quit those jobs and started working at a preschool and that 9 to 5 left me drained. Kids are wonderful but they take a ton of energy. That being said, I should have planned better around this little guy. (I totally applaud stay at home parents who get er’ done with kids and all! Go YOU!)

Granted we are still working out a rhythm of our own. After all art and writing must be done, and I have to say he list the EASIEST infant I have every had the pleasure of caring for. He hardly ever cries and when he does it is so lazy and non-committal that I can’t help but laugh, that or I kiss him until he looks at me like I am nuts.

That being said, I over shot this month. I paraphrase a Proverb, Man makes plans but its God’s purpose that stands. Or better yet, “Every step of a righteous man/woman is ordered by God.” (Psalm 37:23) This month has not gone according to my plans, even with my best effort, but it has gone according to Messiah Yeshua’s and I cannot complain. Actually I am remind to just let go of control and let magic happen as it comes.

New days are on the horizon and new opportunities. God is good and I am not complaining. I just thank you all for sticking along for the ride.

Til later, Soup Seekers!

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The Founder and Voice of I Came For The Soup/ICFTS Creative Enc. Candice Coates is a Fiction and Non-Fiction Writer, jumping from genres ranging from Speculative Science Fiction and Fantasy to Comedic Clean Read Romance and Suspense, all with touches of her Christian faith. She is a lover of Ireland, languages, tea, and just about anything with pistachios. When not writing she is creating visual art, or new designs for her handmade polymer clay jewelry line, Shizen Brook.

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