I CANNOT believe it has been almost two whole years since I have written!!! So much has happened I don't even know where to start to catch you up. I guess I left off talking about transitioning seasons and I am yet again in the midst of figuring out this chapter I have found myself in. To get you up to speed, I worked for Chick-fil-a for the past two years. To be honest I never thought I would have worked there as long I did but it was such a growing experience. I became a Team Leader there which is basically an Assistant Manager in October of 2011 and boy was I in for a challenge. I am not much of a confrontational person and sometimes I have a hard time making sure my voice is heard but by the end of August 2012 (which is when I quit working) I had grown so much and I can say my voice is much stronger mostly due to one of my Managers who I am so thankful for. My job was such a huge blessing but the true treasure was and is Victor and Zuny, the owners and my prior boss. They helped Zach and me provide for our little family in a time that we needed it the most. January 2012 brought some of the happiest news Zach and I have ever received. We were PREGNANT!! We received so much spiritual, emotional, and financial support from Victor and Zuny they have officially become like family in our book. I guess in hind sight it makes complete sense why God placed me there. He knew what laid ahead and knew that we would need people in our lives that would truly be His hands and feet.
OK, so that covers my journey at Chick-fil-a, in a nut shell anyway. Lets move on to seriously one of the most amazing and exciting experiences I have ever had, being pregnant with and giving birth to our precious daughter Evanna Rose Oliva. As far as the pregnancy went I don't think it could have gone any smoother. I worked all the way up until 4 weeks before having her, partly because I wanted to and partly because I had to. Zach and I were both working at CFA just to make ends meet and we were really trusting God that He would do something to provide us once we had her. Three weeks before I gave birth Zach started his job at Expeditors which is a logistics company handling imports and exports. It just so happens that he makes enough there that I can stay at home with Evanna, which is what God knows I prayed so fervently for. We had a home birth with our wonderful Midwife which I will have to devote a whole post towards so you can get the whole story but for now just know that it was one of the most beautiful things I have lived through.
So here we are, its the beginning of 2013 and I am embarking on this new adventure of being a stay at home mom. There are so many joys and so many challenges I can't help but want to share as well as document what we find around each corner and I promise I will be more diligent in posting because two years is much too long!!!