Thank you Jesus and thank you for praying! I Got The Job, I start next Friday! I'm thrilled, it's a terrific mission and working in an office that speaks the name of our Savior is exactly what I need.
I found childcare close by for my youngest son and daughter (oldest is in school). I can pop in on a break or a whim to check on them, we can have lunch together every day if I would like to! That makes the transition so much easier on me. They're fine. We went to check out the center and they were like, "see ya mom!" I'm a puddle on the inside... in the back of my mind I'm still a little bitter about not having the next 2 years at home with my children like I was "supposed" to. But I remind myself the alternative, the price of that, is one I could not bear to pay another day.
So this will be good for all of us. I'll get to put makeup on and talk to grown ups, they'll get a head start on social development. Plus, let's face it, we all appreciate a macaroni art project a little more when it wasn't our dining room that was destroyed in the process. And assistance in potty training a two year old? I rest my case.
Since I only received $19.00 of child support in January, I don't have high hopes for February; even with my victorious new job, I'll need another. Would you like a sticker? I'm practicing while I wait for my interviews with Wal-Mart and Target for a nights and weekends job. If God hadn't given me humor I'd have waved the white flag a long time ago.
When we first came to Wisconsin I was hoping for a quick fix of my destroyed life. Six weeks later I understand a solid fix, one that's built a lesson at a time, is what will last us. I'm changing habits, thought patterns, our path, one day at a time. I do believe I'm getting ready to see the mountaintop.
The Lord your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. He has watched over your journey through this vast desert... the Lord your God has been with you, and you have not lacked anything. (Deuteronomy 2:7)