We were supposed to meet with a pretty good group of folks on Monday to discuss Corbin's issues. This group was to include folks from his school and Special Services. Unfortunately, it wasn't until we were at the school that we were told the meeting had been canceled. I was pretty frustrated to say the least but as it usually happens, it was a blessing in disguise.
Tuesday afternoon, we had a conference with Corbin's principal and explained his concerns about school -- feeling that he was always in trouble with his teacher, etc. We really were at a point of lining up things to make a school change at the semester. I was so glad to hear that his principal not only was willing to try to make things work, she absolutely didn't want to have Corbin leave. At this point, we don't know what this entails in terms of his teacher and we won't know until next week (the principal's mother passed away Monday -- we were fortunate to meet with her this week at all). But, we are comforted.
My mom also had a meeting with the head of Special Services in our county. This same person was an individual Corbin's doctor told us to call. I am sure this isn't accidental ...
Just when I think we have no where else to turn, God opens another door. We feel relieved and are thankful for the blessings of hope. Thanks to all for the prayers. They are certainly be heard and answered!
It's been forever since I've posted anything. Life seems to come at us so fast and some things have to give.
This year has been filled with lots of changes -- some good, some not so good. I started a new job recently. I finally left the company I was at for six years after coming to the realization that it was going to drive me in the ground. I have been blessed to find a new company that allows me to have the flexibility I need with the challenge I like. I also have a wonderful boss. I am richly blessed.
Rob also changed job earlier this year. Unfortunately, it hasn't been a positive change. He's looking for a new home but we continue to be thankful that we have a job. Every day I interview people who aren't that fortunate.
We are in a valley with Corbin right now. We are having major issues with his teacher this year. I should have trusted my gut instincts at my first few meetings. We've now lost several months and it took a doctor to get Corbin to admit that she's "grumpy" and mad at him all the time. I understand people have bad days ... I'm not ok with a teacher being grumpy and mad at a kiddo with special needs. We are going to need to figure something else out. I don't know the answers but know we will get there.
Ian is well, Ian. He is such a "high spirited" child with the will of his mother. He tests and tries us. I'm convinced he will be a strong leader if he survives childhood :).
Both of our kids are blessings. The challenges we face with them are different from others but that's ok -- they are our challenges and we are equipped, with the help of the Lord, to raise them.
This year has taught me many things -- the hardest of lessons is to simply take life one day at a time. I would prefer to create and work a perfect plan but that rarely happens.
I hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Even with our challenges, we are richly, richly blessed.
Last night was a very busy but wonderful night. We had our Under 40 Bible Study at our home. We started this Bible Study about a year ago and man, oh man, did we have a houseful last night ... 20+ adults plus another 12-15 kiddos. It was crazy but so edifying. We are doing a series on Personal Work and I'm really excited to see what difference this group can make. In fact, I'm already ready for our meeting again next month.
Hope you all are doing well and have a blessed Lord's Day.
It's nice to feel good about where you are in life. No, that doesn't mean everything on this end is perfect. We are experiencing typical bumps in the road but it's good to be happy again and to know life is where it should be. The primary reason life is right is because my focus is clearly fixed on spirtual things.
We have been busy with things at church and I have been busy working with an emphasis on encouraging my brothers and sisters in Christ. While the work can be wearisome, I find that God replenishes me with just enough to make it through the tasks at hand. Life is simpler, yet richer.
I know this must sound crazy but I am grateful for each and every hurdle. It makes me appreciate this place and makes me have greater empathy for others.
Life really is good...
Last week was a crazy but good week. I started my new job as an Agency Recruiter. It was a lot of change getting all dressed up (I usually worked from home in jeans and a T-Shirt), getting the kids ready, heading downtown, etc. but all in all, it was a good week. The atmosphere is a LOT more relaxed than my old company. Most of my team work from home at least 2 days a week -- good news for me! I also know that their typical work day is much shorter than my old one. In fact, I asked one of my colleagues about her typical week and she said that she generally doesn't even need to put in 40 hours. (By the way, lest you think I'm cheating the company, as long as you make you recruitment numbers, they really don't care what you work to get it done). This flexibility is going to be great!
The only bad thing is that I got run down and as a result have a sinus infection. I will be fine -- took Friday to run to the doc, get some extra rest, etc. because this afternoon between services, I will be driving up to Chicago so I can complete training next week. This should be my only travel! Woooo Whooo!
I really am excited about this change. I am looking forward to training this week and settling into a groove soon.