After the birth of our first child, my husband abruptly quit his job. It was no huge surprise, as he had been vocal about his dissatisfaction in his current profession. We made many sacrifices in the years following so that he could go back to school and obtain a degree in something he was more interested in pursuing (his first degree had been rushed and chosen because of its ease and not its practicality). Two and a half years (and another child) later, he graduated with his master's degree, began his new career, and within 6 months we paid off his student loan debt.
Fast forward seven years and he's at another crossroad. He's had a dream ever since he graduated, and has worked continuously for the same company in the hopes of fulfilling that dream. Recently, a couple of offers were made to him, one within his company, and the other not. After consulting with me on both offers, we are heavily leaning toward one of them, but are waiting on the other party to make it happen.
As the homemaker, these upcoming changes in my husbands career will mean another period of sacrifices and careful budgeting, regardless of which path is chosen. My husband has made it possible for me to fulfill my dream of being a homemaker, and it is my duty to support him in pursuing his dream that will hopefully guide us toward a bright future for our family.