I need to give an update on some things that have taken place here in the past few days. I had written about the girls schooling. I am pleased to say that I will be teaching 7th and 8th grade social studies and home economics this coming school year at Life Way Christian school in Centerton, AR. It changed from a part time opportunity to full time with adding home ec. I am excited about this new challenge and believe that it is God's will. We had been praying that if He wanted us to go down this path, then the doors would be opened. We definitely wanted it to be something God allowed to happen, and not something we made happen on our own accord. So Praise to God Almighty! We are also excited about this for the girls as well. They are the primary reason for my even exploring the option.
Another praise is due regarding Andy and his work situation. His boss is leaving Simmons to work for the Walton Foundation. It's an excellent opportunity for him, but he will be missed greatly. So, Andy interviewed for his boss' position last Wednesday morning. Last Friday morning he received the promotion!!! There are always new challenges that go along with a new position. Andy will be managing a team of people again like he did at Wal-Mart, but in a less stressful environment. We would still appreciate your prayers as he makes the transition. Plus, he'll still be fulfilling his other duties until they find someone to fill his position.
It always amazes me how God proves Himself faithful when we leave things up to Him. :) He knows our situations and our needs better than we do ourselves.
We are still waiting to start the addition on the house. I still need to get things packed up. We recently purchased a storage building to house the stuff that's in the garage along with whatever else we decide to put in there. Everything else will get put in the two bedrooms since no contruction will be done on that end of the house. We are just praying that things will go as smoothly as possible. (Ryan, it's too bad you can't take some time off and fly to AR to help Andy.)
I think that's about it here. Anne is on a Terrific Tuesday trip with a group from church. So Naomi and I made chocolate chip cookies this morning. We'll take them to Andy at work in a little bit. Melanie is just busying herself with crawling around and trying to pull herself up. I forget how much fun babies can be sometimes. It's cute to watch her try to figure out how to clap.
Have a blessed day!