Shannon Falls, August 2012

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New Direction

I've tried to keep this under wraps, so to speak, until I knew for sure this was the direction God was leading our family. I will not be returning to teach this fall. As most of you have noticed, this past year was extremely difficult for a number of reasons. David and I had thrown around many options as a way for us to improve my attitude and get me back on track. This included things such as moving, pursuing children's ministry again, and even completely changing careers. The answer came from an unexpected source.

A former co-worker who had her baby last October and decided to stay home walked into my classroom one afternoon. See, she is planning to open a preschool this fall and I had inquired about a place for Hayden (again, for various reasons). Anyway, long story short, she looked at me and said, "So, you want a new job?" I kind of laughed at her. But she was serious! So I will be a director at Peace of Mind Preschool. David and I prayed about this and really talked it out before we made any decision. I'll be doing either tutorial or long-term subbing until we're ready to open, so we're hoping for an early open date! I'm praying things continue to progress smoothly and all the pieces fall into place.

We will be needing personnel and a food service manager. I'm very excited and anxious. I'm so thankful David is supporting this new venture. Hayden will get to be with me every day and I'll work fewer hours. For our family at this stage or our lives, this is the best thing that could have happened. The week that Jessica walked into my classroom was truly an answer to prayer, and other things have just fallen into place since. Pray for us as we embark on this new adventure!


Nicole said...

Jamie, I'm so excited for you in this new venture! I know God is going to bless this ministry and new opportunity in your life. Let me know if you need a consultant for curriculum! :)

Jose moks said...

Where God guides He also leads,When God speaks, He also confirms,When God calls He also directs My God will lead you, protect you & bless you