Monday, August 18, 2008

The Fall.....

It feels cooler here today in Texas and I thought today wow the summer is almost over. All the pools are now closed except for on the weekends and I noticed today that teachers went back to school. It is our last week without student ministry weekly programs. We don't have normal Sunday night program in the summer or small groups. I am looking forward to our normal routine and seeing what it will look like this year as it will be way different than last. We are now in a community group so that is one night a week and we each co-lead a student small group once a week. I am excited to meet my new group this year. I know it will be an awesome opportunity to invest in these girls and learn so much from them.
The BIG change for us will be that I got a job at Ellie's mothers day out program. I had signed her up to go one day a week. I knew that I wanted to get a p.t. job and really had been praying for the right one. I had shared with some of our comm. group girls about this need. The next day I bumped into a friend at the gym who also has her boys at this MDO. She said the director had called her to see if she knew anyone who was looking for a p.t. job. She gave her my name and it worked out perfectly! The other great thing is that they needed one more teacher and my friend who lives in our neighborhood got that job! We will be co-teaching the 2 yr. old class on Tuesday's and Thursday's. The girls will both go for free and I get paid! I am really excited for them as well. I know they will love it. Anna really needs to gain some independence from me as I am her favorite person at all times. I love it, but it can get so exhausting. Ellie is very ready with her backpack and she thinks every school we drive by is "her" school. I know our lives are about to pick up a lot and I hope I can balance it all with a great attitude. We've been so blessed by such an incredible summer and I now think I am ready for the Fall.

3 comments:

Stephanie said...

Yeah for you Holly! Congratulations! I think that job sounds like a perfect fit for you guys and it is just the right amount of time during the week. I predict that you enjoy the challenge and your girls enjoy the routine of going to school with their friends!! Hard to believe summer is kind of over, huh?

amy said...

congrats, Holly! what a fun "outlet" for you! the girls will LOVE school! abby did really well with the structure of it last year and having "friends" outside of church and our playgroup that she saw on a regular basis. what a blessing that both girls can go for free!!! so excited for you! i'm ready for fall too... summer was great but so very busy and i'm ready for a structured fall with a lot less unknowns (even though i know it'll be just as busy as summer!)

Tasha Via said...

We are SO ready for the fall too! Congrats of finding such a perfect job. You are going to do awesome. Those kids are just going to Love you=)