First Day as CEO (or should I say CMO: Chief Mommy Officer)

I was a little nervous to start my day as CEO/CMO of Master Horace Enterprises, a local (soon to be) an international nonprofit group. Our day started at 5 am because Master Horace didn’t get the memo that we “fell” back an hour with Day Lights Savings Time. There was a lot of crying this morning since Master Horace was ready to be up and mommy was not. I eventually gave in and we started our day a little earlier than I had wanted. (Luckily, in Thailand they do not observe Day Light Savings Time so I won’t have to fight this battle for another 4 years). We ventured to the grocery store at 7 am, since we were up and dressed, why not right?! We made it back home in time for some playtime and then we had to get ready to go get my last vaccine for our impending journey. Killi went down for a nap without a fight and slept for 2.5 hours. So in the two and half hours of nap time I was able to put away clean dishes, wash dishes, 2 loads of laundry, pick up the entire house, make his lunch for when he wakes up, watch Dr. Phil, and write this blog! After his nap we went to the park and then to the ENT to schedule surgery for Killian to get tubes in his ears before we leave the country. At the very end of the day I was laying on the couch, my son came over to me, I gave him a kiss, he then went to play with a toy. He came back and gave me my first “real” slobbery baby kiss. I believe that was the best affirmation I could have received. That slobber running down my face was Killi’s way of saying “job well done mom”. I thank God that my first day has been a breeze. I know this is not the norm but it is nice that God and Killian gave me a break today! It actually makes me feel like I can do this whole stay at home mom thing!

Update: So much to do a not enough time to do it! We have had several showings on the house, which is encouraging but still waiting on an offer. We did have to lower the price, as required by the relocation company. We are still working with the relocation company to get approval on the repairs that need to be done on the house, which honestly (pardon my French) sucks! We are almost done with the value inventory but we have the attic to conquer. Our plan is to work on this every night until it is complete, which I am hopeful should only take the week. As you know it is hard to make yourself do more work at 8pm when the couch and primetime TV is so inviting.

Thai class has been slow the past few weeks. First Killian was sick with the bug, the second week I was sick with the bug, and the third week my teachers son had the bug. So I think I have had one class in 3 weeks! Our teacher told Chris tonight that as of right now he is better than me, in that he can read (but he has also had more classes than me)! WHAT?! I can’t have that so I am ramping up the classes for the remainder of the time we have in the states to three classes a week! Class tonight was a success and I am becoming more confident in my reading abilities. Our instructor says that in 2 weeks I will be reading like a pro!

All praise and glory to God for continued blessings that he has given our family during this transition time. He continues to amaze me with what He gives us every day. Last week, Chris was promoted to senior engineer at Michelin, which is huge considering he is 28 years old. His boss said it is for all that he has accomplished in such a short amount of time. I am so proud, when he told me I cried.

Please continue to pray for us as we wrap up the holidays and our time left in the United States.

And opening His mouth He began to teach them, saying, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. “Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when men cast insults at you, and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, on account of Me. “Rejoice, and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

-Matthew 5:2-12


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