Saturday, March 3, 2012

My new job!!

For 10 months now, I have been a full-time student and sahm.  While I have felt at peace with my decisions to stay home, I haven't felt totally fulfilled.  Taking care of my home and family has been wonderful, but emotionally and socially I have suffered.  My personality is not generally outgoing.  Most would describe me as a quiet thinker.  For the most part that is true, but I have found I need to be around others and almost crave interaction.  In the last year I have discovered a lot about myself and the major discovery is my desire to teach and educate.  Even after making the decision to change my major to education, I have continued to struggle.  For some reason, I just couldn't picture myself in a school environment.  Because of this, I have tossed around many options; developmental interventionist, parochial schools, etc.  Two weeks ago, an amazing opportunity presented itself to me and I was in shock.  I was offered a job with our local public library.  GOD offered me a job that was local (important to make a difference in my community), with opportunity for growth, one that will pay for my continued education, provide retirement, work around my school schedule, work with children and allow me to work with a good bunch of Christian women.  I was floored.  I immediately called my husband and bawled as I told him the news...just between me and you, he cried too.  I still can't believe it.

On Tuesday, I will report for my first day of work in my "I love to read" t-shirt and embark on a new beginning.  I cannot imagine anything more perfect than being surrounded by children, books and a beautifully decorated children's wing.  Life is good.  No, God is good.  Jeremiah 29:11, sums it up perfectly. 
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Waiting on his perfect plan and timing can be almost unbearable at times, but is so worth it.  Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

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