Archive | March, 2014

I Want To Make A Difference

9 Mar

I love my job. I wake up excited to go to work each day and, to be honest, I don’t even consider it work. I consider it fun. I am beyond blessed to wholeheartedly love what I do for a living.

But…

I have had this feeling lately that the job I have now is almost a cop out. I want to do something in the world that matters.

Well, today at church Tom and I started serving in the preschool room. Something, somewhere was telling me it was the right place for us. Tom said he knew right when we walked in the room that God had called us to that room for a reason.

In a stroller at one of the tables sat the most adorable little boy who has cerebral palsy. The leader of the room asked if I wouldn’t mind sitting with him today and helping him with the activities. She prefaced it with a bit of “you don’t have to if you don’t want to type talk.” I guess dealing with handicapped people can make some people anxious and uneasy?

Well, of course I was happy to help him. As I sat with him helping him color and read and play I had an overwhelming feeling in my heart. THIS is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. This is what I was CALLED to do for the rest of my life. I was so happy seeing the smile on his face and knowing that I helped put it there. God put me in that room knowing I gave up on my dream of becoming a special education teacher. A dream that was squashed by having a family and needing “easy” money. God put me in that room to give me back the fire I once had for that career.

After church we took the kids to the park. I was so nervous to tell my husband that I want to go back to school because I know it will cost a lot of money and I refuse to get student loans.

You know what he did? He told me that right when we walked in that room and saw the look on my face when I was interacting with Troy he KNEW the fire to teach had come back and he knew that I was put on this earth to help people like Troy.

We are going to start saving up for me to go back to school.

I am so thankful to have such a supportive husband and to have had this huge push from God to help me make a difference in the world. I am excited to see what the future brings.

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