Well, it's been a long time since I've posted! A lot has definitely happened since November! Ok, I'll try to give the condensed version..... Here goes!
Well, I had a lot of time to think while John was gone. I realized that I finally would stop fighting the urge and try to start teaching. I've been fighting it since I was in college, I think. My sister-in-law told me about a potential opening in Cherokee county. I applied and actually interviewed with the principal in February. He really seemed to like me, but since I'm not certified AND he needed someone who could teach French and Spanish, I was on hold for months. We planned that I would take the Spanish GACE and then we would go from there. Well, then everything fell apart with teachers in Georgia, and the Principal didn't have an answer yet because he didn't know what he was going to be able to do, so I assumed it wasn't going to work out.
Well, then it was time for John to come home!!! Praise Jesus! I picked him up on May 26th. I don't know how to describe it other than AMAZING. It has been two months of pure happiness. :) I had just seen him in March, but to know that he was home for good was so surreal and exciting. I should also mention that I had not stopped thinking and hoping for this teaching job. My mom gave me the best words of wisdom that I will always remember.... "Give God the responsibility." Wow. What a simple phrase that holds so much power. He really wants us to come to Him with EVERYTHING. So, I figured I didn't have anything to lose! So, I let go of it and gave God the responsibility to work it out. After we got home that afternoon, I got a phone call from the principal. His exact words were "The job is yours, Lindsey, if you want it." Umm, Yes! I was scheduled to take the Spanish GACE in June but even if I didn't pass, he had it worked out where I could still teach. What a miracle! Thank you Lord! What an amazing day. Two miracles!
Well, after a week I turned in my notice at work. It wasn't too hard because I knew that I was leaving to pursue my dream (albeit a newer one) and something I was passionate about. Well, the day before my last day at work, I got an e-mail (yes, e-mail) from the principal letting me know that they had found someone more qualified with experience. Ouch. What a blow. No, I didn't have a contract yet, but I had filled out paperwork and been to the county office. As hard as that was, I had faith that something better was in store and for some reason God closed one door and then another one soon after, but that a huge window is in my future!
One blessing to come out of it is that I was able to spend a whole month at home with my husband before he went back to work. We were able to go visit friends and family and even go on vacation, while spending most every day together. Another blessing is that I have the opportunity now to start my business up full-time. Every time I think about having my own business, a passion rises up in me. I have been fortunate enough to have great work experiences where I was able to really shine....however, being at home is so great. I cook breakfast for John before he leaves for work and then come upstairs to work (and then cleaning up the house and laundry is thrown in too). I really feel that God has given me this talent and passion for crafting and having my business. So, that's what I'm working on right now. I'm not ready to launch Lindsey Lou to the world just yet, but it's coming....very soon!
To sum up the past 8 months, my life has been full of blessings and favor. No it's not perfect, but God is so good and I am blessed with a wonderful, loving and supportive husband and a great family. What more could I ask for?
Maybe a baby...... but that will come in due time. ;)