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Monday, April 6, 2009

Seasons Change

My poor neglected blog! It has been a while since I have had things together - and well, shockingly, I still don't.

Here are some pictures from the Easter Egg Hunt we visited at the Clinton Library (complete with pony ride) this past weekend for you to see.

I'm so glad Spring has finally arrived... of course, not that you'd know it today. Shorts on Saturday, winter coats two days later. Typical Arkansas weather. I have a love/hate relationship with it.

Our household is going through some adjustments these days. Last month I was offered a full-time spot at my new job, and all things considered, I decided to take it. Nursing school plans not abandoned though... just on hold for now.

This is my second week, and so far all is well. On the down side, full time status comes with a schedule, and a "quota" to be met each day. But the upside is that it also comes with a full time salary, benefits (like afforadable health insurance), and paid days off. Woo Hoo!

Because of various factors, like the timing for one, of how this has worked out, I'm going to have to manage on limited childcare until the fall. By limited, I mean that my children are home close to half of my schedule now, and I'm still trying to figure out what this summer will look like.

So, it gets interesting... Tanner gets frustrated sometimes, but overall has been a huge trooper about it. Tessa (usually my more complicated child) has actually done the best, and Gracie has been downright bitter about it, with multiple complaints. Bless her!

We have discussed at length why Mommie needs to work more, and the importance of families working together to get things done, and not to mention that she should be extra grateful because most mommies have to leave the house to get their work done and I don't! But you know, 6 year olds don't always see the "big picture". HA! But, she's coming around.

So... good news for us. And here I am, grateful and excited... yet still completely nervous and "worried". I'm praying that the Spring brings peace. I don't know what it is about me that sometimes I just can't live in "peace" instead of constantly seeing the "other shoe" dangling over my head - ready to drop at any second, fearful of what I'll do when it does.

The last year has proven over and over that as I continue to wait for and assume the worst - God continues to show up. Peace to you and yours this Holy Week.

Live carefree before God; he is most careful with you.
1 Peter 5:7 (The Message)


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The Pooles said...

Congrats on the new job, I hope you can get it all worked out with the kids. Good to see you guys at the egg hunt, your kids did great B got 3 eggs. We begged for those:)