Sunday, June 11, 2006

Restructuring

Well, this will be my last week of work. I got a phone call last week from my boss saying that her part time position she was hoping to work this next year didn't work out. This means that she will be staying home and will no longer need a nanny. I was planning on working for them another year. Rue and I were hoping to use my income to help us buy a house or a condo. Now we have to make other plans. I am really excited for what God has next! Here we had a plan all set out and ready to go and WHAM! it got changed on us. I love how the Lord will close a door and make it clear that that is not the direction He wants you to go in. I told Rue that I didn't feel like we had moved forward or backward. And he said, "No, but we are just restructuring.". I really like that. God is having us restructure so we are more in line with His plan for us. How exciting! I feel so happy that we are in His will. That is the best and safest place to be. The plan for right now is I will just find babysitting jobs where I can and I will also look for a house or two to clean. I am really excited about not having to have a regular job though. I feel like I will finally be able to work at fulfilling the high role God has called me to as a wife and mom. I will be able to take care of my husband and household better because me energy is not divided between work and home. I will get to practice sewing more and be able to practice more with cooking since I won't be rushing to get it done. I am so happy! Lead on Lord! :)

8 comments:

Bonita said...

I like your attitude, Annie. As long as we keep of good cheer, and look for opportunities to serve, there will be positive benefit. Oh, to be in one's 20's, and have all of life ahead, with its twists and turns, detours and broad vistas.

Jess said...

What a bright outlook you have! I admire your optimism and your faith.

My husband was laid off a few years ago and didn't work for 8 months. It was a very hard time for us but looking back now it was for the best. He learned so much from that time off. He had to take care of the home and do the cooking, cleaning, shopping, laundry, ironing while I went off to work and college everyday. He knows being a homemaker isn't an easy job now! And it made him realize that his job shouldn't be how he identifies himself.

You are right that even if things seem to not be going the way we want God may have a better plan that we just can't see waiting for us.

God bless and enjoy your summer off!

rachd said...

I echo Bonita and Jessie, I LOVE your bright sunny outlook on all this. You must be another Pollyana (that's what Jessie calls me =) ). Your faith will lead you were you need to be and I'm so delighted you will have so much time to spend with your family =). I'm anxiously anticipating the end of the school year (two days left!!) so I can have the summer with my girls =)!

Ruhiyyih Rose said...

Daisy will benefit from your time as well. What a blessing!

mreddie said...

I very much like your word 'restructuring' - and this is what God does in our lives as well, especially when I think I have everything figured out. ec

itsboopchile said...

I cannot add any to what your friends have said.
Just keep that trust you have in the Lord, and keep in touch.

Betty G

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