Friday, March 13, 2009

Two in the Two's

God is so awesome! He never ceases to amaze me. Seeing how He works in my life, and the lives of my family and friends is truly inspiring to me. I would like to share with you a recent example of God's work in my life.
As you all know, I took a part-time job as a preschool art teacher at my church. At the time this job seemed like a dream come true- a chance to work only two days a week and make some extra vacation money. I love my children's art work and have pictures all over the house, but when I had to plan for sixty kids, ranging from the age of two to five and clean-up after them- well I found out real fast that I did not like my job anymore. I'd MUCH rather be at home writing. I was willing to try and make it work, though- stick with the job through May. Then GOD intervened.
During the Art show/Valentine's Day luncheon, I was sitting right next to the art teacher I replaced (we happen to be friends). I had bags under my eyes and a frown on my face because I was worn out from all the preparation. Well, we got to talking. One thing led to another and I told her I didn't really like being the art teacher. My friend (Brandi) told me she wished she had never quit, that she should have taken the leave of absence that was offered to her instead. Can you guess what happened next? We decided to see if we could switch jobs again (she had been subbing). We went home and talked to our husbands and prayed about it, then I called our boss the next week. The boss was shocked- of course, but very cooperative. So now Brandi is teaching art again and I am subbing. Thank you God!
Oh, and guess what else? I had promised to sub this week because a lot of the teachers were going to be on spring break. Well, Brandi and I got to sub together (they had to call off art because they were so short-handed) in the two-year-old class. The two art teachers together in the two's- how's that for irony?

1 comment:

Jeni said...

Oh Laurie! That is so wonderful! He truly answers our prayers.... thank you for sharing that and reminding us of these gifts. Love you!