Saturday, September 20, 2014


(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!!!!!!

1 comment:

La Famille B said...

i am so happy for you. you are going to do great this year. and you are working my dream job of lunch lady. your boys were so blessed to have you home for 18 years
(isnt that amazing n wonderful?)and they will be just as blessed as you work and learn!