Well, a couple of weeks ago I told you all I had a surprise for you. No, my name has not hit the New York Times best seller list, though I’m still hoping for that. 🙂 Hey, it never hurts to dream!
I have been offered a job as a 7th grade Language Arts teacher at our jr. high school. Yes, I know. We’ve always homeschooled our kids. But I taught public school for seven years before becoming a full-time mom. And Mark and I have felt led to put our children in school for a while now. For various reasons, we just feel that’s the right thing for each of them at this time.
Charis and I will be at the same school. And my parents have agreed to be on-call for Foster. His hours aren’t that different from mine; I’ll be home less than an hour after Mimi or Poppy picks him up from school. And the wonderful thing is, we’ll have insurance. You never realize how valuable health insurance is until you go without it. And get really sick with bronchitis and laryngitis and everything else under the sun . . .
Actually, we did have a type of catastrophic insurance, just in case we had a major catastrophe, so don’t go hyperventilating on me. But we are excited about having better coverage.
Now I know you are wondering if I’ve lost my ever-lovin’ mind. But believe it or not, I have taught jr. high kids before, and I loved it. Strange, I know. And as far as my writing goes, I will be teaching writing. And I was taught that modeling is very important. In other words, I will write when the students write. We’ll see how it all works out.
Please pray for my family, as this will be a major change for all of us. But truly, I feel that this is the direction God is leading right now, and I’m excited to see what will come.
I love you all!