Wednesday, August 15, 2012

say what???

Life has taken a quick turn around here.

Although I debated about applying for the 4th grade position which I long-term subbed for last spring, I made the decision to finish up the year and prep for a hybrid-homeschool program for the two older boys this fall. Even though I knew teaching 4th grade was not in the plan for this fall, I still loved the opportunity I had to be back in the classroom.

Deciding not to interview for that 4th grade position was a huge decision for me. In times of big life decisions, I go through a loonnnggg process. It usually goes as follows: stress about every detail, don't sleep, eat a lot of chocolate, make lists, remake lists, and then I finally pray when I wear myself down.

After declining to interview, I asked God to work out two specifics if working this fall, not partially home-schooling our boys, was the next step.

The two requests were so out of reach considering the job market for teachers that I assumed homeschooling was our definite route.

Not too long ago, the principal from the school called me and offered me a 1st grade position.

The two specific things I prayed for were answered in an instant.

Now we are off on another unexpected adventure.

Oh, and may I mention that I have a soon to be 4th grader???

For those of you with littles in the house, freeze them now or it will be too late!

Much love,
Katie


18 comments:

Joy Kinard said...

Katie! Oh wow!

bailey j said...

fabulous! congrats!

Grace said...

Awesome! Congratulations and good luck!!

likeschocolate said...

Congratulations!

Erin said...

I had a feeling you were up to something when I saw all your "first grade" pins! Blessings to you as you continue to follow God's path in your career and life as a mom. You will rock first grade!

Karen Fieri said...

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!! Wishing you much love, and enjoyment on this next journey. Is this a full time position?

ℋeatherღ said...

Oh Katie...we decided at the end of last school year to take our oldest son out of private school and have him in public school this year for FIRST GRADE (a huge decision that I know I've been over thinking)...now I'm praying he gets assigned to your class!!! :)

Mamasita said...

How VERY VERY exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations!!!
xoxoxo

christina said...

wow what big changes!! :)

Vivian said...

Congratulations! God loves you! And yes I'm working on discovering the way to freeze time...or my children I shall say ;)

Roberta said...

Yeah! It will be so nice to see you around campus again! You were wonderful with Jordan, so I know that you will be great with all of your first graders! Remember, if you need help and don't have any parents to volunteer ... you can always call me!

Laurie J said...

yay! i love how you turn to God for His guidance. 4th grader, huh? me, too! are his feet as big as yours?! mercy. i'm with you...let's freeze them!!
<3 <3 <3

Sara @ Seeing Purple Stars said...

chocolate always helps me too! haha! ;-) love your new header!
i am all for freezing my boys the way they are now!!

Susan Liberatore said...

Wow! Congrats.
I have a soon-to-be 5th grader!! How do I freeze them? Talk to me.

Jennifer Diane said...

So happy for you! That's really exciting. Have a wonderful school year.

Kelly said...

Katie! Good luck on your latest adventure. I wish you many blessings! Gods plans are perfect.

Also that thing about freezing time...Yes Please!!! My oldest started eighth grade on Monday. Tears:(

Julia said...

how exciting! I've been praying for a few specific things too. How incredible to have the prayer answered quickly

katrina adams said...

congrats on your new adventure! i'm sure all of you will transition well and you're going to have a great time teaching 1st grade!