Friday, August 26, 2011

it's a God thing weekend link-up

I have had three big doors close for me over the last couple of months.

I was randomly searching on the website for CA teaching jobs and came across a position in my children's district. I thought, "how much more perfect than this would it be than to work where they can go to school with me?"

I applied and didn't think anything of it. After all, there are over 250,000 teachers unemployed in the state of CA alone.

However, I got an interview. I thought, "this is a total God thing."

I shopped for a new outfit, quickly threw my portfolio together, and went to the interview.

I felt a tad rusty. It's been 7 years since I left the profession to stay at home with my boys.

Bottom line is that I didn't get the job.

Sad face.

Also a bit of relief. I don't know if I was really ready to change gears that drastically.

God said, "no."

Then I decided after deliberating over it for a year, that I would do a homeschool hybrid program with Luke (8) and Charlie (5). Super long story short, there was a wait list for 3rd. Then there wasn't. Then there was. It was an office mix up. There always was. We didn't get in due to the stinkin' wait list.

God said "no."

As summer wrapped up today and we spent the day at the beach, in the back of my mind I was consumed with arriving at our local school to find out Charlie's kindergarten teacher. I had several I'd be okay with. One I would not.

Little did I know that there was a new teacher hired.

We didn't get any of the 5 we hoped for. We got the new teacher.

God said "no."

Now I know his teacher will be wonderful, but when you have your heart set on a certain thing and it doesn't work out, it stinks. But, I bounce back. I know it will be fine. I truly believe that.

So in my puddle of disappointments tonight, I'm clinging to this:

Source: via Katie on Pinterest

Much love,

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hannah singer said...

oh, katie. that is the best thing to cling to!
sorry for your disappointments.
likely though, he has a better plan! xo love you so!

heartland farmhouse said...

Closed doors can be very disappointing!
Right now we're dealing with a door that is far enough away that we can't quite make it open? Or. Closed?
BUT it's getting closer & I'm a bit scared & a whole lot excited! :)

Enjoy your Saturday!

Alyss said...

So much disappointment! I'm feeling doors closing too. Or doorways lingering between open and close. Thanks for sharing girl. God's got it under control. :)

P.S. Subbing won't even begin to process paperwork until about October. Blah. I'd love to get together again! Fridays are perfect.

likeschocolate said...

Sorry things haven't worked out the way you expected. Sometimes God has a different plan for us.

Brooke said...

Oh bummer! Sorry about the job and the teacher and the school. Hang in there Chica!!!

Erin said...

It is so good to know that God truly does have our best in mind...even when it doesn't seem that way to us. He knows all we need, provides all we need, and does it in just the way we need to learn to trust him more.

Michelle Elkins AKA Mickey said...

I love the fact that God DOES close doors for us. Sometimes it totally sucks, don't get my wrong! But I love knowing HE is in control of it all and it will all work out in the end. Have a great Sunday!

Adriana Iris said...

awesome blog... so glad we found each other.

Heather from said...

Katie.. You always have The best outlook. Hang in there... Love you. :)

Megan said...

That is one of my favorite verses, however I wish I could say I actually do it instead of remembering it. :( All things work for good for those that love him! Thanks for offering a great link up ;-)

Janna said...

I love your perspective when things didn't go as you hoped. But I'm also a big believer in the unseen reasons (God's plan) behind circumstances. And I'm sure the teacher you got will turn out to be the hidden treasure you weren't expecting.

Laurie J said...

oh, katie, i love this. this is one of my absolute fav verses and speaks to my heart all the time. just trusting in God to give us the 'yes' when He sees fit--because He is God, and we are not. thanks for sharing this. love ya!

Heather said...

It's hard to understand closed doors. Sometimes I'm often just left to wonder, "Seriously, God?!" But praise Him that He has a bigger and better plan than we know possible. He is moving in your life! xo

Anonymous said...

What an encouragement! Sometimes God does say NO. We've just gotta bounce back. :0)