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Quick Check-In, Things Looking Up on jobs, Weathering Sad News

June 10th, 2014 at 07:05 am

Summer is here and I finished classes last week. Still waiting on grades, but it was a time of personal growth (both academically and spiritually). My family has had to embrace some independence as I wasn't always available for everything I used to do (and this is from the littlest to the oldest). Taking the summer off and planning on two to three classes in the fall, and I'm seriously considering doing all the reading for the heavy duty Theology course this summer so that would be off the plate, just then a matter of material review. Kids have adjusted well to summer, sleeping in and staying up late. Smile

I have a part-time job on the horizon. Essentially it is mine if I want it, having been recommended by the Director of Operations whom I met in Seminary. Counseling in the jail (not prison, jail. Mostly groups for life skills and anger management). Once I get my certification I will be able to add individual ministry. This is a piggyback off of my post about divine intervention and providence. Smile

And DH has a promising job opportunity about 1.5 miles from home. He is overqualified, but knows the program software in and out. This would be the filler gap of employment while he is in the deaconate program. Again, DH has gotten most of his jobs by having them fall into his lap, and this is the same case. So we are trusting and hopeful. Positive thoughts would be appreciated.

A very good friend from high school has received some very bad news about a return of his cancer. He isn't able to have anymore radiation or chemo and his team is looking at a bone marrow transplant. I am crushed because it doesn't look good. This is my friend who lost half of his face because of bone cancer in the cheek bone. He was scheduled for his facial reconstruction and the found the cancer in his pre-op work-up. He and his wife have such an amazing bond and it is just heart-breaking. This is my FB friend who responds to every single dumb post I write, and every day I send him an image of a Disney something. So my take away is to live life and be nice. Always be nice and kind.

4 Responses to “Quick Check-In, Things Looking Up on jobs, Weathering Sad News”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Congrats on finishing your first classes! I like your idea of doing your reading in advance this summer. I'm sure that would relieve stress in the fall.

    And definitely sending those positive vibes on the job for your DH! Also, so sorry to hear about your friend, too.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Oh, I am so sorry about your friend. Some people have terrible burdens to bear.

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Really sorry to hear about your friend. One of my fellow alumni succumbed to throat cancer a few months ago, after seemingly beating it the first time around. It was really hard to bear hearing that it had come back just when she was starting to reclaim her life. My heart still just breaks for her and her family every time I think of it.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Good news about the jobs! I am sorry to hear about your friend.

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