So, I have this job, right?! I got this job when Daniel and I decided we would like to start a family. Before I got this job I worked in dentistry. I was/am a registered dental assistant. I loved/love that job. But...big but, I needed medical insurance and it is a rarity to find a dentist who carries insurance for their staff. So, we prayed and God opened some doors. And He pushed me through the door to this job that I have now.
I found out I was pregnant about 3 months after starting this job. Gulp! But I had/have great insurance and I had/have a flexible boss!! This boss tolerated my tardies due to the beloved morning sickness. He tolerated early departures due to doc's appointments. 9 months passed and he very graciously allowed me to take a little extra time for my maternity leave. He was very sensitive to the fact that my newborn baby was headed down the road to open heart surgery land.
So, there arrived open heart surgery time. And that same boss pushed me out the door and said don't come back til your ready! So, here it is 5 weeks later and I should be returning to work next week. He has allowed me to work from the comforts of my own home since we arrived home from the hospital.
Now, here is the predicament. I have this desire to be back in dentistry. This urge has been burning inside of me for months. I prayed about it and decided if God opened a door I would follow through until He shut that door. He opened some doors alright, and quick. I had an interview with a dentist last Monday. I did a working interview on Wednesday and was offered the job on Thursday. This job would allow me to be off every Friday, be back in the field I am passionate about, and still provide Presley and I with medical insurance. It seemed it was an option I could not resist.
Until, that is, today when I went to turn in my two-week notice. I presented my boss with my notification and he was shocked. He immediately began asking what he could do to make me stay. He said I could have Fridays off there, too. He was discouraged to not be able to match the pay. But he threw this out there and I heard it..."I will let you work from home permanently." Huh? What's that you say?
Ideally, I would stay home with my babies and not work at all. But our mortgage has to be paid somehow!! So, now I am faced with this dilemma. Do I stay or do I go, now?! Sorry, I am slipping!
I have done it all from pro/con lists to budget breakdown and I am just distraught. It seems the offer is too good to be true, but is it? Oh, decisions, decisions. I just can't figure out the right answer. But I am glad I am not alone in this process. I am trusting that God will lead me through the right door yet again.