For the last year and a half I have worked at Canada Post. I had the most amazing people to work with and enjoyed every minute of it. I really enjoyed putting the mail into peoples boxes and inputting the parcels. I enjoyed getting to know the people in my community. Canada Post is a fabulous company. Sometimes it was perfect and I only worked 2 hours in the middle of the school day. My kids did not even know that I was away. I felt like I helped my husband with the finances a bit and was contributing. I had debated going back to work or doing something for a couple of years. I had been accepted to Massage Therapy School and was excited about it but it didn't feel right. I was very sad to let that one go. When this opportunity came up it seemed ideal. It was a 2 minute walk from my house and great hours and fabulous pay. I really had fun. I enjoyed talking to the people I worked with and getting to know them and to hear stories of their families.
I remember hearing a story in conference years ago. A father and son where walking down a road, when they came to a fork. They prayed about which path they should take. The answer was the left. After walking for a few moments they came to a great cliff and the path ended. Back they went to the fork and took the right side. It was bumpy and windy and difficult to travel. When the son asked his father why they got the answer to go left the dad answered and said they needed to know how the other path ended so that when this one got hard they would know for sure they were on the right path. This is how I feel my job at Canada Post was. I had wondered for years what I should do. I gave it a try and realized that while the money was fantastic the risk of my family was not. I was not supposed to work outside the home. My life might get difficult especially with building a house and doing cows, but I now know that I am on the path that I am supposed to be. I am supposed to be home with my kids. I am supposed to run them back and forth and help with homework and all the things I had started to miss. I am supposed to be there at the end of the school day to hear them talk and see how their day went. I am not saying this is the right decision for everyone but it is what I am supposed to do. I will still hope that one day I will find someway to earn money from home. Good luck to me on that one.:) I loved being at Canada Post but love my family more. And I need to be constant and vigilant in this ever increasing cruel, hard world. I want to be an eternal family and want to help them all get there. We may not have much and we may struggle but I know at home is where I need to be. Maybe years from now that answer will change, and if I am lucky Canada Post might take me back, but for now I am once again a stay-at-home mom and excited about it. Thank you Canada Post for taking a chance on me, I had a wonderful experience.