Summer Session is almost Over!!

Tuesday August 13 marks the end of Summer in the city 2019. I have to say I’m not sorry summer session is coming to a close. It’s been an interesting 6 weeks. We’ve had 911 calls for students who had situations that needed more care than we could give at school. It’s going to happen in the school I work where there is a medically fragile population.

We are off on Monday due to a Muslim holiday and back on Tuesday for the official last day. The schedule doesn’t make a whole lot of sense but I’m not the one who made it up so that’s all I’ll say about that. I’m looking forward to my 2+ weeks off before we return the first week in September. I’ve got plans to just “be” the first couple of days, then a beach day with Lelly yayyy! . I wonder what it would be been like to take the whole summer off but meh, that’s ok I’ve had plenty of summers “off” when I was a stay at home mom.

I totally don’t miss those days when I was home full time. I wasn’t a miserable stay at home mom but those days were not easy. I think back lately and wonder what it would’ve been like to work outside the home at that time; working the hours I do now. I know it wouldn’t have been realistic because I had to meet get Thomas on the bus in the morning and be there for Thomas when the bus dropped him home. And I couldn’t have gotten everyone else to school on time and then me to work on time. I think of this when I realize how long I was home for. But back then I wasn’t sure I ever wanted to work as a nurse ever again so the point is probably moot. God planned for me to find the online ad for my job and be hired and He also arraigned for me to be working where I work. I know this as sure as I know the sky is blue. It was no coincidence that I was laid off, looking for another job, hired by the Board of Ed, told to go to my school for “training” and then requested by the principal to be assigned there permanently because I’m a mom of a special needs child. That’s all God’s handiwork and planning. He is mighty to be praised.

God is amazing. He really is. I remember back in the day praying for direction for Thomas. All I wanted was for Him to point me in the direction I was to go with Thomas. The Lord certainly put the best people in my path to help us. Those very people were the ones who gave us direction and guidance. Being that hindsight is 20/20 I know for sure it was God’s plan for Thomas to attend the schools that he did. There are no other explanations. And for that I am so thankful.

I’m still raising our youngest so I still need direction and guidance. That’s the only way to go about things. Prayer, fellowship and keeping an open mind to those that He sends your way. Knowing God is listening and He will answer you. And you have to accept that His answers are given in His time not ours. Also, His answers aren’t always the answers we want but they certainly are the ones we need.

 

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