Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Ironies of Life

I have been wanting to talk about our new life situations for a while now, but I thought it best for me to keep all of the possibilites out of my blog until I knew something for sure.

I have been looking to go back to work for a while now. There are several reasons for my desire to get back into the working world. I had applied at a few places and gone on interviews but there just weren't any jobs that were fitting with the schedule I needed for the kids. The latest job opportunity was in Benton working for DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services) as a Family Service Worker. I applied, interviewed, filled out more paperwork, and found out today that I got the job! I am very excited about all of it. I think the job will be a challenge and I feel ready for it.

Alex is also trying to switch positions within his company so that he can play a part in picking the girls up from daycare/school. Please pray that things work out with him so that we will be able to have a consistent and more "normal" family balance.

We also found the perfect daycare for the girls. That was one of the big reasons that I wasn't 100% into finding a job before. I didn't know anywhere that I was comfortable leaving my kids. I saw an add at the girls gymnastics class for a lady that was keeping children in her home. I called her and Alex and I took the girls and met her. We saw her home and her plans for the children that she will be keeping and she seems amazing! God has put another puzzle together for us and we are so very thankful.

The ironic part of all of this to me is the fact that we adopted our children through DCFS. Their biological parents were given numerous chances to complete therapy and drug rehabilitation in order to get their children back. They were not compliant and lost their children. And now, with this new job, I am going to be the person on the other end of the situation trying to encourage and support people like the girls biological parents. It seems a little crazy to me, but at the same time, I am motivated to get out there and bring families together. Whether it be reuniting a broken home, or helping children move on into a more stable and suitable home.

Praise God for all that He has done. Please pray for us all that the transitions within the next few weeks will go smoothly and that I will go into this job with an open heart and do all that I can to help those in need.

I saw this scripture on the Mcclenahan's blog this morning and it felt so appropriate.

Many are the plans in a man's heart,
but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails.
Proverbs 19:21


Prayers for Ava said...

Amen on that sista! May God bless everything you & Alex do, and in the end may it build His kingdom. And I love the Bible verse - perfectly appropriate! :)

Gina said...

I'm so excited for you! It is hard becoming "just a mommy" and you were hit 3 folds. It is nice to work and have some time that you are YOU! Not that you won't miss them like crazy!! Good luck and I'll be praying for you all!

The Harper Family said...

Oh, Bethany! I just cried reading this post. God is working everything out for your family in His perfect timing. What an wonderful opportunity you have to witness to others through this job. I will be praying hard for you!