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FULL TIME FAMILY, working part time

Brigitte Linford

Forward Fitness

Full Time Family

TIME. It’s one of those things you can never get back. Kids grow up so fast, there’s a few short years when they are young, only a small window of time to enjoy their youth, and then it’s gone forever! 

I have just bought time together for our family. 

MY HUSBAND IS NO LONGER WORKING A FULL TIME JOB. We made the choice this past week to transition my husband to part time. So instead of working 45 hours a week, he will be working 15. Three hours a day, that’s it. A HUGE shift from where we were last summer!! 

Last summer my husband was working 6 am to 3 pm at one job, then he would immediately leave for his SECOND job and worked at that one until 10 pm at night. That’s a 16 hour day spent WORKING! He was gone before the kids woke up, and by the time he got back the kids were asleep. He was gone all day Saturday WORKING. The only day of the week my kids got to see their dad was on Sundays. 

Do you know what it’s like to basically be a single parent? To have your spouse work ENDLESS hours, and SACRIFICE like that? To never get to eat dinner together as a family? 
It’s really really hard! It was hard for my husband, it was hard for me, and it was hard for the kids. 

NOW, we don’t have to live like that anymore. Now we have FREEDOM! Now we get to spend TIME together as a family. My husband isn’t going to miss out on ANY more memories, no more relaying back to him the sweet moments of the day, sharing the cute little things the kids did and said. He gets to EXPERIENCE that for himself. 

I’m grateful I took that LEAP OF FAITH 14 months ago and signed up as a Beachbody coach. It was a HUGE step out of my comfort zone. But because I took that chance and COMMITTED – we are now living life the way it’s meant to be. My husband no longer has to work 45+ hours a week. 

~~We get to be a FULL TIME FAMILY, working part time