**This is an edited version of the post I added to a Facebook group I lovingly dubbed “The Village Fountain”.**
I need your help.
Yesterday, I accepted a job offer to become the Communications Specialist for the Diocese. I will be working on their newsletter, subscriptions, website, web presence, and parish websites. This job is basically my dream job; I say “basically” because I’ll be working for a non-profit, which means I won’t be making $2 million a year doing it.
As my new boss said, my skill set is vast and my education is impressive. I also know that I am stubborn and prideful. But beyond these things, I am intelligent. I am smart enough to know when to shelve my pride and stubbornness to ask for help. None of us were meant to go through life alone, so I am reaching out to each of you for assistance.
Taking this position means that I “switch” with the BHE: he will stay home with the kids, work on the houses, start projects at the farm, and take Angel to preschool in the Fall. We keep talking about how we can’t make it a 100% switch since our skills are different and our work around the properties is so different. This is where you come in! We would like to have someone watch the children on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting April 18th, and lasting until we sell both in town properties (goal: by the end of 2018).
We would prefer that someone we know take care of Angel and Rover in our home or, if they have children of similar ages, in their home. We will pay, of course, but may need some flexibility on pay being cash or work. The BHE is very handy and I’ll totally do someone else’s laundry without issue.
Would you or anyone you know be interested in helping us a day or two a week? Think on it, ask around, and get back to me, please. I know the power of networking and the power of prayer, so I am confident that among us, we can come up with a solution. I’m so excited about this job, but I know we need the help of our village to raise our children.
Much love and peace to each of you!
Remember: Not one of us was meant to travel the paths of life alone.