My new career starts soon, in 9 days to be exact. My first day is Monday, September 11. I have to report to a location in downtown Manhattan which is great because my commute will only consist of one bus and one ferry. I’m fairly certain the office is a walkable distance from the ferry.
Im excited and nervous all at the same time. Actually I’m excited and nervous also for Samantha who starts middle school this coming week. My youngest is a sixth grader. Jeez…grammar school seemed to take forever just as it did for my older girls. Now middle school…I know from experience once middle school is over (and it does go fast), then there’s high school and wow do those 4 years fly!
Im glad I start the new job after Samantha starts school. I’ll be able to be with her at the bus stop the first 2 days, then she’s on her own. I have to be at work by 8:30 am. I don’t think I’ll have time to wait for the bus with her like I did last year.
My job starts with a month of training then I shadow another school nurse for I don’t know how long…then I’m on my own. My stethoscope is all dusted off and ready to go and I’ve purchased the most recent edition of the nursing drug handbook every nurse uses. The only thing I have left to do is update my malpractice insurance. I’ll do that on Tuesday.
There’s a part of me that can’t believe this job is mine. Although I shouldn’t be so unbelieving because for a long time I prayed and prayed to God to provide a job for me. And not just any job. I wanted to be in an office and I wanted weekends off. There were other criteria for a job that I prayed for and He has provided just like He always does. It never ceases to amaze me how The Lord meets you where you are. You don’t have to have it all together, that would be impossible. God knows we can be messy and He loves us just as we are. Mess and all. And He listens. You may not think He hears you because He hasn’t answered your prayer, or He hasn’t answered it the way you wanted. He works all things for our good, even when you’re in the midst of a storm and it’s hardest to pray. He is there. He is good. He is God almighty and worthy to be praised.