Why I Wasn’t Going to Work from Home

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I’m a mama.  I love pregnancy, having babies, breastfeeding and snuggles and kisses.  That’s my calling and my first and foremost priority! Ever since I was courting Steven it was our goal that I would be a stay-at-home-mom.  He was blessed to always have his mom there  growing up and so was I—it was important to us that while he was the breadwinner I was his help meet for him at home.

I am so thankful after all these years the Lord has enabled us to keep that vision and kept me able to be at home with my babies! But, there is a problem, this is a two-income world.  The percentage of SAHM’s is so small and our economy definitely assumes there are two incomes in the household. So we have become masters at thrift shopping, finding the best deals and sales and adjusting our lifestyle to cutting costs where we can.  My dear husband has been the best provider and we have truly been very blessed!

I have seen other moms have tremendous home businesses and have admired their creativity and skill.  But, I am not gifted in sewing, crafting, baking, and creating for websites like Etsy and so on. God has given me a love for helping and serving people in different ways.

At one point I was seeking to make money through this blog, but the family suffered.  It became all consuming and the deadlines and competition took the joy away from my writing.  Because the children were the priority and my health was really struggling I took a sabbatical from this blog. My giftings and talents are to be used for the glory of God first and foremost with my family in this home, and anything that tears me away from them in an inordinate way has to be curtailed.

And then, God laid it in my lap and called me to work from home.

I wasn’t looking for it, but it was the perfect fit for me.

I was so sick with adrenal fatigue, depression and all the other things that go along with that  I have blogged about before.  When I was so helped by the plant-based products that a friend shared with me it was SUCH a gift from God.  So yes, I joined but only for the wholesale prices. In fact I told Jen, “I am not doing the home business, I have been sick, I am a homeschool mommy of 8 and I don’t have the time and energy.” She said that was perfectly fine. :)

And then it happened.  I couldn’t help sharing, as I researched the WHY of how it was helping me and saw the gold mine — a burden began to grow.

There were SO MANY other mothers like me!!! Exhausted, worn out, mind blowing fatigue, mental fog and feeling like they couldn’t go on! And I HAD to SHARE! It would have been selfish not to.

And so I went back to dear husband and asked him about giving this a go. Unlike some other companies this fit right into the nooks and crannies of my life and it revolves around my family not my family around it. I didn’t have to have inventory, I didn’t have to put out a huge outlay of money, and didn’t have to do ANY home parties!  I had his blessing.  And from then on we have only been more and more excited about this opportunity!  We are even dreaming of the day when my husband could come home (or only work when he wants to) and this will be our family business.

And guess what?  Now my focus has shifted to not only helping people with their health, but with their finances.  You see, far from being like many other companies…it’s real homeschooling, large family, Christian families that are seeing HUGE provisions from the Lord. It’s students and single mamas.  And yes, it’s dad’s that see the amazing wisdom of this comp plan.  Families are getting out of debt, bringing Daddy home, financial freedom!  And what better way than serving others.

So if you have been praying for a way to earn extra income, I would love to share more with you about this company and how it has been a gift from the Lord for us!  email me at sandjervin@gmail.com :)