Friday, September 16, 2011

my answered prayer

I wanted to start something new this week but this isn't instead I thought I'd share how God has answered a prayer request I've had for about 3 years now. Nearly 3 years ago I became a substitute teacher and if you have done this before you may know where I am going. Subbing is a tough gig and one that began wearing on me quickly. I realized I love kids but in moderation. Last year it got to the point that if I got called/woken up at 6 in the morning to sub last minute I began to shake and felt sick to my stomach even. Some mornings it was all I could do not to cry on the way to work. I know, I sound crazy or you're thinking, "why didn't you get out of this sooner?" It was a job I could do fairly well and my husband is a teacher so it was nice having the same schedule as him. I also do not do well with interviews and talking about myself so I thought if I could just stick it out at least until I got pregnant or we won the lottery that it wouldn't be so bad...
This brings me to my answered prayer. I knew that for me to get out of a job I knew I could count on, something else/better would have to fall in my lap. A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine mentioned her mom needed to hire someone else at her alteration shop and that I should apply. I really didn't think I would be qualified for it but she put me at ease that I could be worked up to doing more once I learned the basics. I applied, interviewed, which was the most comfortable I have ever been in an interview, and got the job! After I found out all I could do was cry and thank God. To get to do something I know I will actually enjoy and to learn skills that will help me in the future...I could not have asked for anything more perfect for me. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That sounds perfect. How exciting. Congratulations! I can't imagine subbing. Ugh. So happy for you!

    Also, your tables at that craft fair were just perfect! Loved everything about them! I completely agree with whoever said that you all would have totally fit into the Country Living Fair! : ) Speaking of, hope to run into you all tomorrow! : )