So. . . .
This was not the right opportunity, the right time. . .it wasn't His timing. Thomas (11) has been praying for me all week, and specifically for this job. He is so great about being sensitive to others and what is important to them. I am so incredibly blessed by my family, my ability to be a mother to these four, my good fortune to have married my best friend, the only man I've ever loved. . .
My girlfriend, Heidi, reminded me today that we have to be careful to be content, even as we pursue "more". She is so right. I think there is a very fine line between content and complacency (a HUGE pet peeve of mine) and maybe sometimes I try too hard because I'm afraid of being mediocre. I don't think God created us for mediocrity...but we aren't perfect either and that is why we need Him and His Son and His grace and His mercy. So. . .here's to figuring out the next foot in front of me (I think I know but. . .it's a lot of work. . .) and following the Cross each and every day, even when the path ahead isn't exactly the one "we" would necessarily chose.
Oh, and, I did get an e-mail from the principal that interviewed me. . .basically he chose someone with a certificate that I don't have. What impressed me about him, though, is that he checked on a certain reference of mine. . .someone that could not have been easy to find with one phone call. This person retired last May from a different district from that I worked in, in another state. I thought that showed a detail-oriented person who was thorough and probably prayerful of his decision. God always gives us *just* enough information so we can go on, joyfully and happily, serving Him.
I'm linking up to Rachel Anne's Company Girls today -- I haven't been good about this this summer and want to get back in touch with all of you!! Also, if you've never visited with us before, consider yourself invited. . .you'll meet a lot of great people through her link-up :)