I must admit…this new daddy role has taken some getting used to but it is sinking in more and more with each passing day. There are many things I knew would change and others I didn’t know exactly how they would change. I guess that just goes with the territory. I keep learning and keep adjusting. Eventually I will develop the illusion that I know what I am doing 🙂
One of the big things I have been trying to get use to is working from home. The congregation gave me the gift of working from home during the month of May so I could spend more time bonding with Mayah. A couple days a week (when my wife is home) I do go into the office.
When this schedule first started I got a little frustrated because I didn’t anticipate how difficult this working from home would be. I had big plans on how much I was going to get done while Mayah was sleeping.
The biggest problem was that I didn’t plan very well; so the first couple days at home not much work got done. Now…I have planned my week out better and have set more realistic expectations for myself. I have also adjusted my hours so I can get done everything that is expected of me by others and myself.
Wednesday was worship prep and sermon prep day from home. I planned worship for Sunday and did some sermon prep reading and research. Today (Thursday) I am home again but this time I will be fully ready to write the sermon while Mayah is sleeping…despite the fact I didn’t get much sleep last night. Oh well…that’s what coffee is for.
So here we go…another day at home bonding with my little girl and doing ministry here in Jackson. The best of both worlds.
The pastor/new daddy -|—