(My First Boy)For probably six months I've felt almost an urgency that I was supposed to get "out there" more. That I should expand who I'm around and what I'm doing. Then in early June they talked about the Pathway program in church, to go back to school through BYU-I. It sounded like a perfect fit (and a great price) I decided to apply. After I was signed up, I still felt I should do more. I made another decision that I needed to up my volunteer work at the schools. A week before school started, I took Asher to Bookstore Days and signed up to help with many activities over the school year. Then I saw a table where the Lunch Ladies were asking for help cashiering. Well, I knew I could cashier and decided I would be bold and volunteer for 2 days a week. That's when they informed me it was a paying job....every school day. They wrote my name down, even though I knew I wasn't going to apply. I didn't want a job!!!! I enjoy my freedom. I'm still raising two kids. I'm still busy....without a job!
(And then there were TWO!)
I felt secure KNOWING what I'm supposed to do.....and then the Lord gently tells me what I NEED to do. As soon as I walked away from that table, I knew I was supposed to apply for the job. I quickly thought of many positive things that would come from working and stepped out of my comfort zone. Before I knew it, I was working as a Lunch Lady. I'm happy to report that I absolutely love my job. I love the ladies I work with. I love the kids and the whole atmosphere of the school. I still have a little bit of time before school to get some things done (and most importantly have a little bit of peace and quiet after the boys and Tony have left for school and work). I also have an hour and a half after work before I pick up Kyler. This week my classes started. I'm so thankful to be in this program. I needed to have a great support system to start college again and this is it. As happy as I am with the changes, it's also overwhelming. (Sometimes I think......a couple months ago I was a happy stay-at-home-mom that could lunch with the ladies, what have I done!) Add to this the fact that I'm still trying to figure out our new normal with 4 of us in the house. Overwhelming and BUSY!!!
(Three and Complete!)I'm thankful for a loving Heavenly Father that listens to my prayers and guides my through the Holy Ghost. I'm thankful for a supportive husband and supportive kids. (even though Kyler did ask me "Why do you need to go to college? You're just a housewife!" First, where did he get this from?!? Second, the reprograming of Kyler starts NOW!) I'm thankful that I could spend the last 18 years at home with my kids. It's been so worth it and I wouldn't have traded those years for anything!
(This is what I looked like the last time I was in college)
Here's to my new adventures!!!!!!