Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New days and blessings

Gee, it's been a long time since I have written! I've been missing all of you out there in blogland! It's been a busy time around here, moving my daughter off to college, getting my son ready to start 7th grade, beginning my new job, getting used to an emptier nest, enjoying my daughter's first visit back home for the weekend, and the start of school.

I love the sweet children in my class at the middle school. I'm a teacher's assistant in a classroom of 9 children with varied disabilities. The challenge right now is to discover what each child is capable of learning and what they already know. They are all such characters and completely unpredictable.

While I'm so thankful for God's provision for my daughter to go away to college, (for me that part is a pure miracle) I find myself asking Him to give her the strength to face feeling homesick at times and that she will find friendship that she is missing right now.

I'm thankful for my two jobs and for that regular paycheck that will start arriving September 15. I'm counting the days!

I'm thankful for my 25 year old son who is now living and working in Denver, Colorado. He is in the perfect job for a young man who loves adventure and is great working with people. He sells roofs to homeowners who live in areas damaged by severe storms. So in the past few years he's had the opportunity to live in in Orlando Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Austin and now Denver. I'm so proud of him and his success.

I'm thankful for my 23 year old daughter who lives nearby and is patiently waiting for that marriage proposal. (Pray with me on that one) I won't be surprised if one day she just up and goes to law school and advances in politics. I'm very proud of the gracious young lady she is becoming.

I'm even thankful for my puppy who finds a new shoe to destroy every day!

Love you all! Have a great week!


Sally said...

Hey!!! It's SO good to see you!!

Goodness, ya'll have really been busy. So many changes, but that's the way it is, huh? I'm so thrilled about your job with the children who have disabilities; you will surely be blessed, Karen.

Take care~have a wonderful day!!

Heather C said...

Sounds like things are going well... praying for your children, each of them... and for you.

Sally said...

Thank you SO much for your messages, Karen. They mean more than you can possibly imagine.

(I couldn't find your email)

You're a very SPECIAL lady, and I appreciate your friendship. Take care, and have a blessed day. ((hugs))

Joni said...

We are going through much of the same thing! Your job sounds wonderful, very fulfilling...I can't wait to start teaching...*sigh. It's been such a long road to get there! A little bit longer...

we truly are blessed with God's provisions aren't we? (at many levels!)

hugs to you dear friend ~