Friday, July 19, 2013


The few weeks after school got our were kind of a whirlwind! I was trying to wrap up all the normal end of year duties, but was having a hard time not knowing what was in store for the following year. My sister's school had a Kindergarten opening and she really wanted me to apply. I was hesitant. Really hesitant. I was in a place that I LOVED and why would I leave that? Well for the shorter commute and family time and working with my sister and the hometown comfort. But why would I leave the place that I loved? With coworkers that I loved. I put it off for awhile until she asked me enough and it was the last minute. So I sent her principal my resume. Granted I didn't have a resume so I had to make one. And was really torn about whether or not I wanted anything to come from it.
Then I got called for an interview. I hated this part. I hated that I felt sneaky even though school was out. But like I said I was having a hard time closing up my classroom when I wasn't sure of my future. So I prayed and prayed and prayed that God would give me peace about the right decision because honestly I wanted to bawl my eyes out just thinking about leaving my very favorite Kindergarten neighbor and the other twenty kindergarten people I worked with every day. This place was my home away from home and these ladies were like my sisters, teaching sisters.  
{old classroom}
So late one night I did the official application and read up on a few things and prepared for an interview. And mostly I prayed for that peace because my heart was so torn. And I just wanted to know that whatever decision I made was the right one. So I went to the interview it was great and the people were so down to earth and friendly. I walked out knowing that this was the place I was supposed to be. I had complete peace. Supernatural peace that only comes from above. 
{Side note-The same day that I interviewed Ryan also interviewed for a different position in his company. And I knew he definitely needed change so all of this what was best for our family all the way around.}
I had some unofficial news the next day, but had to wait several days until they could make it official. Once it was official came the really tough part-telling my kindergarten favorites what I was up to. And I did tear up a little lot while trying to share the news {poor principal is probably tired of me crying in his office, but that's a story for another time...}.
{new classroom-still very much in progress}
I cannot tell you how much more respect and love I have for those ladies after I told them. They completely supported me. They didn't want me to go, but they wanted me to do what was best for my family and they would support me in that no matter what it was. And for that I am SO grateful. Those ladies are definitely lifelong friends.
So I was finally able to pack my classroom up and say my "see ya laters" to the wonderful people of North. And my awesome family and in-laws came and helped me move in the rain! And slowly but surely I'm going to be prepared for a lot of new and a lot of change. But I have not been one bit hesitant anymore. God has given me peace and shown me that He always provides and He knows whats best. And how cool is it that I get to teach across the hall from my sister who I love & adore?! And who always has the BEST ideas! I know some great and fun things are in store for us this year!

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