Monday, August 10, 2009

Life Comes Together

Well, I don't know about all of you, but our life this summer has been an absolute whirlwind! We have been busy with me working different shifts at the hospital, Rob doing all kinds of things at the church - including being away for a few days for a leadership conference. Also, the whirlwind of having all of the kids home 24 hours per day without the distractions of school life. WHEW!!

On top of all of that, some decisions have been hanging around our heads and weighing on our shoulders. Decisions around schooling for Seth, and work for me and upcoming things in Rob's ministry with the Young Adults at CrossRoads. This week it feels to me like life is finally coming together for the Fall.

We have settled on changing Seth's school placement from the Foundations program that he was in last year to the Pathways program. In the Pathways program, there is a smaller class size and more staff. Also, the focus remains on working with problem behaviours [of which Seth has MANY]. That is such a relief to me. I felt like he was just not in the right place last year and after praying about it and asking questions, this new program seems like it is a very good fit for him, and for us.

Also, I just found out today that I will be teaching again at Red Deer College in the Nursing Department. I am excited to again try my hand at teaching. It is exhausting, but very fullfilling and it makes me happy. I get the opportunity this Fall to teach a 2nd year clinical rotation and then move into a 1st year clinical rotation. So, since I taught 3rd years last year, this will give me some variety and a bunch of new experiences. I also get to work with different teams of instructors, and that will also teach me so much.

Rob is nailing down his schedule of events for the Fall with Young Adults and we are both excited about what is coming up for that group. They are a great group of people who love God and want to open up the community to new people and introduce them to Jesus. We are so blessed to be able to work with them, support them, and participate with them in the family of God.

Also, we have some exciting things starting with our family this Fall. We both feel that our kids need to recognize that they have a role to play in the larger world around them. That they cannot sit back just feeling content with their lot in life. They have an obligation to give to others that are less fortunate than them and there are many ways to do that. This Fall our family is going to explore that idea. Hopefully we will do that in very practical ways. I will keep you updated on that.

Well, that's what's new with us this week. Next week Rob's sisters and mother will be here with us so we will be busy spending time with the family that we love so much and see so little.

Hoping your lives are 'coming together'.