So I mentioned a few blogs back that I was searching for a job.
A job other than the full time job that I currently have.
A job other than tending to children, the laundry, the house, helping out at the church and making sure Roger has a sane spouse to bounce ideas off of.
For some reason I have decided to start a LOT of new things all at once.
For starters, we got a dog. That's new. It has been a bit of a transition. It's kinda like taking care of a 3rd child except that I can put the little feller in a crate and LEAVE.
Our church just started a Teen MOPS that I have been made codirector of. My job is to lead the small groups and devotionals and help recruit speakers and of course, Teen Mothers in the community.
On top of those two new things, today was my first day of my actual paying job as a substitute teacher.
Oh yeah, did I tell ya I was hired on to be a sub?
I'll be working twice a week in the school system.
Today I got called into the elementary school.
Although I had more children to tend to than I usually do when I am home with Anna and Paul, it was MUCH EASIER than having to tend to Anna and Paul!
You're own children are always the hardest.
It was also less lonely.
When you're a SAHM you are the only one tending to the children. In the school system you are surrounded by OTHER adults. For some reason that small fact really helped make for a happier ME.
Subbing was such a delightful break from the full time mom job.
I enjoyed the change up from the same ol' same ol'
And I really enjoyed helping teach.
Kids are just so funny and most of the time, incredibly sweet!
I'm thinking all of this new stuff going on in my life is pretty awesome.
I get to live out all of my passions at once.
It just so happens that one of those passions I get payed the green stuff for doing it!
that's pretty sweet!
The other one I get to enjoy watching my children grow and the other one I get to meet some pretty awesome teen moms and hear their stories!
Oh, and did I mention, Roger is in his LAST semester of his 90hr masters degree program?!?
That not only means that we are planning a MASSIVE graduation party for him in May but that I start back to seminary NEXT August.
How strange is that?
Time sure does fly by doesn't it?
Before we know it we will BOTH be licensed pastoral counselors!
I am so incredibly happy right now!
Life it just too sweet!
Now off to the gym while the kids are at church.
(sometimes the pastor's wife gets to skip wednesday night. right?!?!)