I am starting to feel as if all we ever do is make decision after decision after decision after... well, you get the point. Instead of writing a long, drawn out post, I will just try to type the main parts of what's been happening lately. Two decisions we've made, others are still in the deliberation process.
Decision #1: Starting solids
Since my boy was born, he's pretty much been exclusively breastfed; we've given him tastes of some things here and there, but nothing consistent and not very often. We've been going back and forth on whether or not to start him on cereal and other solids, but just haven't been sure how we would proceed. After doing some research about the onset of food allergies, reading others' experiences (Connie and Tammy), and talking with the pediatrician, we've decided to skip baby cereal and jarred foods altogether. We're planning to go straight to mashed table foods, probably by the time he is 10 months or so -- maybe earlier, depending on the interest he shows. Just "playing it by ear" as the saying goes.
Decision #2: Classes
My Airman has been pursuing taking some college classes on the side, but several "road blocks" have come up in the past few weeks. We have been weighing all the options, costs (the military will pay full tuition, but doesn't pay for books), and scheduling conflicts, but still weren't sure what to do. Finally today, after a long conversation, we felt that the Lord was saying right now is not the time for him to take these classes. So, he made the call and dropped his class. Perhaps in the future he can re-enroll, possibly as soon as next semester... just not right now. That was a tough one to make!
Decision #3: Stay in or get out?
This one has been in the works for a while. We just hit 4 years of time-in-service last week, and his date of separation looms closer each day. We were leaning toward staying in the military, but now, with all the force-shaping and other things affecting his career field, we're not sure that he will even be able to re-enlist -- even if he wanted to.
What I said before remains true: it honestly isn't our decision! We are learning that we just have to trust God one day at a time. Instead of trying to figure things out on our own, we need to keep saying, "Okay, Lord. We've done what we can do. What do you want us to do next?" This is hard, as well -- much harder than it sounds, LOL! We want so badly for there to be an answer, something definite, but God always does things in His own timing.