Wednesday, June 20, 2012

It's official...

And no our family is NOT expanding. :) However, God has opened yet another door.  I will be a First grade teacher at Rehobeth Elementary.  I am extremely excited about this new chapter in our lives, but will miss my little man more than words can describe.  It has been an incredible year staying at home with him and it's going to be quiet an adjustment for us all (more me than anybody I'm pretty sure).  However, I can't help but be anxious and excited.  Afterall, God literally gave me this job.  I strongly believe everything happens for a reason so I couldn't fathom turning it down when it was offered to me.  I have subbed out there since August and even given the opportunity to do a maternity leave in first grade this past March-April.  Ever since starting in August, I have loved it.  Everyone is so friendly and has treated me like I had been there for years.  It reminds me so much of my first school I taught at, Chalkville Elementary.  Although, no one can ever replace the people or memories I have from my 5 years there, I have a feeling God is putting me as close to it as He can without being in Birmingham.  :)  Hampton and I went and saw my classroom yesterday and he got to meet a few people including the Principal and Assistant Principal.  I talked to him all about it in the car on the way there and when we left.  I'm almost positive he completely understood.  ;) 

Hampton in my first classroom at Rehobeth! :)

I have the old computer lab classroom, but best news is, it's in the first grade building.  However, I can't start moving in until they have everything moved and floors waxed.  Eeeeek.  Now, if you are a teacher reading this, you understand the stress level my body is feeling about having to wait.  BUT, in the  meantime, I am soaking up every. single. second with my precious baby until I HAVE to start on my room.

It's definitely a bittersweet feeling, but I'm excited to see what the Lord has in store.  All the praise and glory goes to Him.  Thank you, Lord, for your faithfulness and knowing what my family needs not in my time, but in YOUR time.  


  1. That's Awesome!!! Congrats! And kudos to you embracing and praising God working in your life :) it's so fun to watch and experience it isn't it!!!

  2. Thank you, Katie! Yes, as I say, I LOVE when God shows out!! Not that I'm in ANY way excited about leaving Hampton, but I know within my heart, it's God's plan for me to be there and that's the best feeling I can have. :) Thanks for your sweet comment!

  3. I'm so happy for you and am definitely giving you a "Internet high five" for embracing this new stage in your lives. There will be hard days (especially in the beginning) but keep the big picture in mind and always the creator of that big picture that placed you in this job. Hampton will have another reason to be so proud of his mommy - and I'm sure he'll be the smartest little boy in his classes. I'll keep you and this transition in my prayers. Happy for you!

  4. Thank you, Jessica for your thoughtful words! Prayers are greatly appreciated! :)