It is days like today that I am insanely thankful for the opportunity to have my own business. While it hasn't broken into the "never have to sub again" category (YET), it allows me to feel like I'm contributing financially to our household even when I'm at home. That, in itself, is enough to put a smile on my face...but today, when the wee babe is crying heartbrokenly, shivering even though it's quite warm in the house, and running a higher fever than she's ever had before, I am overwhelmed by gratitude. I can choose to stay home and be with her when she needs me and I don't need to ask anyone's permission. Sure, I feel slightly guilty for cancelling on my sub day for tomorrow, but my relief to be staying home with Ava if she's not feeling good FAR outweighs the guilty thought that the guy has to try to find someone else to teach for him.
So here's to hoping we soon DO enter a whole new tax bracket. Because, while I'm not sure "I want to be a billionaire so freaking bad," I AM sure that I love this 'work-at-home-make-stuff' thing. So, thank-you to everyone who has helped us come this far.
Maria & Cecelia
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