6.26.2009

A New Direction

In several recent posts I have mentioned my life possibly heading in a new direction in the future. Well, the future is now. I am officially going back to work. Yes, that's right. After more than 3 years of being home full-time, I am going back into the workforce. But this is not going to be just your ordinary transition. Far from it! I am going to do something I have never done before and I am thrilled.

I was hired this week to be a preschool teacher for our church's school. I will work from 5 days a week from 8-12. The BEST part about the job is that both of my girls will be with me at all times. I mean, who could ask for anything better? Erik and I had already decided to enroll Lucy in the 5 day a week program and Ella will be starting Kindergarten there as well. So we will ride in together each morning and they can hang out in my "classroom" (he he! It feels funny saying that) until school starts and then most days Lucy will leave with me when school is out. We can go home, nap, or run errands and then pick up big sister. Its a perfect scenario--one fully orchestrated by God.

This decision has been bathed in prayer by not only me and Erik, but also by my parents and close friends. I appreciate everyone's support through this whole event. I would be lying if I said I was not apprehensive. I mean, i've never had to get myself and 2 girls completely ready to walk out of the door by 7:20ish every day--on a consistent basis. Most days last year, I did not even wake Ella up until 7! Then I usually took her to school while still in my pajamas. It's going to be a rude awakening to this momma. But Erik will be great to help out and Ella is fairly self-sufficient at this point. The list of apprehension could go on and on, but I am going to focus on the positive. God is in control and I will fully rely on Him to get me through!


So, here's to the future..here's to now!

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8 comments:

  1. Kate,
    What great news! I am so proud of you!!! I am excited to hear that my little Mills may have Ms. Kate for a teacher one day. The idea of it just thrills me. :)

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  2. Change is refreshing, scary and completely necessary to keep us grounded in God's promises. I am so excited for you. I have no doubt you will be a blessing to the future of the preschool and more importantly to those little hearts you get to touch!

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  3. Congrats! You will have so much fun!

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  4. i'm really excited about this opportunity for you! as i mentioned to you a few weeks ago, i can totally see God's hand in this and how FAR He has lead you in coming to this decision. just think, a few months ago you were upset about the idea of possibly having to go back to work and leaving your girls, but now He has taken care of every little detail just for you. it's amazing how much He blesses us and is able to work out all of the little details in our lives. i totally think you are following His will and I think its very admirable and I'm proud of you. you're gonna be a great teacher!

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  5. What a wonderful opportunity at a perfect time in your life!! Congratulations and best wishes! It will be an adventure to have everyone out the door at 7:20, but it just makes you savor those mornings that you don't have to!

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  6. I am so excited for you. All who know you well know that you will be a great teacher. Lucy and Ella will love you being there.

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  7. Congratulations! I will pray for you and your new job. You will probably love being there with your girls...I am looking forward to being in the same building with John Owen this year! Let me know if I can help in any way! And again, congratulations!

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