I said all of this to say this. I got a job for this school year as a 7th grade counselor for the principal that I wanted to work for in the first place as well as the school that I wanted to work with. I am just amazed at how God works. Not only am a 7th grade counselor, but I already have worked with most of the students that I will have this year. I am very excited, and know that I have been blessed beyond means.
Also, we sold my house in Mississippi. I had it on the market for 1 1/2 years, and this is the only offer that we have ever received. I don't know why this happened, but we are ecstatic!
This is also bittersweet for me because I bought this house all by myself as a single woman. This is the house where I dreamed of being married and having babies in the future. The house where my cooking really took off as well as my love for gardening. Where sweet friends came to paint and almost lost their eyebrows. The house where Tootsie chewed off all the corners of the windows in my living room and dining room, and Ken fixed later on. Where I learned to live with some one again even if that someone was my sister. Where I learned to take apart and clean out a dryer. Where I spent long hours receiving my Masters in School Counseling. Where I learned to live being single, but also fell in love with my husband. Where the first time we kissed in front of the fireplace, that was also lit for the first time. Where I learned to be neighborly. I learned to push mow the grass again. Where I made friends and walked at least twice a day with them. Where I had my first Christmas tree even if it was meant to go outside. Where I once help host a shower of about 40 people or more. It was packed. Where I waxed my sisters legs and enjoyed every scream from her mouth. (There is still wax on my kitchen floor from that. She asked me to do it. I thought, yes, I will for all those times you told on me as a child.) There are so many memories in that house, and I am very thankful for it. I grew into my mid 20's in this house to become the woman in her late 20's that I am today. This is a part of my life that I am happy that happened, even if I was trying to speed it along.
I cannot wait to see what God has in store for us this next year.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11