A few weeks ago an opportunity got mentioned to my husband, a chance to advance in the company that he works for. He applied for the job on Friday and got called for an interview after the weekend, on Tuesday. He said that it was the hardest interview of his life. We’re told that the job is very hard, stressful, and has a high turn over rate. While it should be a significant raise (emphasis on should. We won’t know until he is offered the job) it does mean a commute of an hour and a half one way. It could mean that he will have extensive travel.
I feel like we’re at a crossroads in our life right now, and we’re unsure of which path to take. His taking this job could mean an end to our plans for a third child, at least until we’re able to move. It could mean moving myself and my daughters into my in-laws home while we try to sell our house. It could mean months of being (practically) a single mother.
My husband asks if these things are OK, can I handle it? The only question I have in response is: is it worth it? It is so hard to tell. Every family must make sacrifices at one time or another for the betterment of the family, and I’d be willing to do that, and gladly, if I were certain that it was for the best. We’re going to keep gathering information and hoping for the best, and in the meantime maybe we’ll be able to make an informed decision about what’s best for our family.