Wednesday, August 22, 2007

I'm Spoiled Rotten!

So, on Monday I went to take my application to LISD for becoming a substitute teacher. As I drove, I prayed...Lord, I am being obedient...because everything in me did not want to go. I'm having a hard time with this new life change and so I just want to get adjusted to the new life. When I got there (at 9:15...15 minutes after it opened) the sign up sheet was already full (there were only 80 slots available for the workshop). I have to wait until September 11th to take my application now. Wasn't that sweet? He knew I needed a little more time. I was relieved.

Then, that afternoon...we found out who the boys teachers are. Let me just tell you that I was humbled and overwhelmed by what God had done. He gave both of my boys teachers who love Jesus & are amazing teachers. It was like God was just saying...I just want to comfort you because I know your heart is sad so here you go! I am so spoiled. He just wanted to love on me and spoil me...and I loved it!(Will with Ms. Peterson...his new teacher)

(Jake with his new teacher...Mrs. Williams)

Jeffrey and I have been praying about whether or not to move to South Irving. Where we live (the "bubble") is amazing and beautiful. We are so happy! However, we see the influence of materialism that surrounds us and our children. They think it is "normal" to have a house over 3500 sq. ft. with a playroom! We want them to realize where we are is not "normal" and to have an appreciation and humble attitude for what we have been given. And...it is practically all people EXACTLY like us. International community is not a term that would describe where we live!

But, God reaffirmed to me this week that this is where he wants us. He gave my boys teachers who will love on them and show them God's love. He reaffirmed that he wants them in THIS SCHOOL and not home schooled. He also showed me that he is going to use our family. Will's class has some of the "rougher" kids in it but God has given Will leadership qualities and a gentle heart that is going to shine this year...maybe even influence those around him. I am so excited to see what God is going to do!

I am spoiled rotten and I'm not quite sure why. I'm just going to be grateful...because I definitely do not deserve God's kindness.....

5 comments:

Kristen said...

I never in a million years ever ever thought seebug would even consider homeschooling her children. My, my what a difference 11 years makes. ;-)

k.murphy said...

hope you guys dont jump ship and go to Irving!! I get what you are saying...just consider this, there is "mission work" to do in every community...sometimes I think THIS community more than any! The life of "privlege" (sheesh, that seems silly bc I'd bet 90% of all are up to eyeballs in debt, not $)is such a disguise...a god, if you will. I see a lot of it at private school, too. But He keeps reminding me, that my ministry is FIRST to my kids/hubby/home and then to others. And who knows, thru ministering to them, God can use that in others' lives as well. Love that. Hope you dont go!

christa said...

wow, we are sopiled too. Hunter's teacher has several of her front teeth and one of them is even off white! Guess we won't make it to your school this year!

Boundbrook Lane said...

God is good! It's going to be a great year for the boys and for you. What a blessing to have those special teachers. God definately has his hand on your life--AND the boys' lives.

Isaac, Kim & Landen said...

Thank you for your prayers! God is so good and faithful! I am excited for your boys!! What an amazing start to this year! I echo what has already been spoken....God's mighty hands are guiding you through this transition. How fun that you met my friend, Andi. She is a jewel!! I absolutely adore her. See you Sunday!