Thursday, November 15, 2012
30 Days of Thanksgiving: Days 13-15
I am thankful for my job. Last year at Thanksgiving, I was finding out that my employer was outsourcing our retail accounting department. We were told MDI would take care of us and find us new jobs within the company. Thirteen of us were placed among other departments, which ultimately separated a very tight-knit group of our coworkers. I was so sad...at first. However, I was moved into a new department and although I was at first concerned where I could fit in, now I can honestly say, I've never been happier working with a greater group of women/men in my entire 14 year career with MDI. It's been an amazing transition for me, and I've learned so, so much which will open opportunities for me here (until I finish school, anyway).
I am thankful that I have the support of my husband, family, and friends to finish pursuing my Middle Grades Education degree. I have 5 classes remaining--which seems totally crazy to me--and I can't wait for God to allow me to stand in front of a group of students every day. (I get a little giddy when I read that!) It's my greatest desire that He will influence me and my lessons so that my students see Him. It's a huge responsibility being an advocate for young students, but the Lord knows my heart and my intentions are to make a difference in students' lives as He made in my own life. I'm thankful that I have a student's heart for learning. I'm thankful that God has allowed me the resources to fund continuing in my education program.
I began blogging several years ago in search of new friends who, like me, were having a difficult time getting pregnant. Five years, 2 miscarriages, 4 failed IUI's, and a doctor who told us "It will never happen" later, we are the proud parents of Kade and Kohen. They are each an example of God's absolute perfection. We thank God where medical intervention stops, Divine intervention begins.