Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Finally an update...

I'm so sorry I haven't updated in forever! With the new job and all else going on I have been SO busy. So I left for Cancun, came back, found out I got the job, had to keep it a secret for a week, started work, Travis left on a boat to raft the Mississippi River from Memphis to New Orleans, I picked him up in Natchez, MS while his friends went on to NOLA, we drove to North Carolina for the best wedding ever, hit a deer on the way back, and have been playing catch up ever since. I feel like we are just now getting back into the normal routine and the Holidays just in time to throw the routine out the window. 
So if you didn't already know, I am the new Children's Minister at my church. I feel like that title carries some big shoes to fill but I have to remember that it is not about me and my efforts. I am loving my job, it is flexible, I am off on Fridays, and I never really feel like I am at work. Sometimes I feel like there is so much to do I don't even know where to start. One of my favorite parts of my job is that I get to go to Hope House and see my kiddos that I used to teach once a week. Getting to work at Hope House (a preschool for kids infected/affected by HIV/AIDS that I worked at right out of college for 2 years) really created a passion in me for these kids. Every Monday that I get to go see them I feel so blessed. To learn more about Hope House go to www.hopehousedaycare.org. These kids have become a part of me, who I am, what I care about, why I do some of the things I do....and I thought it was just going to be a job. I have been so blessed to have jobs that really made a difference, and I am so excited to get to work with kids again, and I am even more excited to be able to combine something that I am so passionate about with my current job (if you can even call it a job, it feels more like a privilege!)