Tuesday, January 18, 2011
My path, created by God
The past year has been life changing in the life of Karie Anne. I think God has a completely different plan for me, one that shows me that I have been on the wrong path for years?? I have stated in other posts that I am a childcare/ preschool teacher in a daycare. I have worked with children all of my life, and in childcare for over 10 years. This came to a VERY abrupt halt this past Friday. I was given an ultimatum, pay an outrageous amount of my income towards childcare for my 2 year old, or quit my job of 5 years. So... I quit my job. This is something that I am VERY upset about, torn if you will. I am very attached to not only the kids in my class, but the staff that I have worked with over the years. I feel that I am being treated unfairly, it is not a decision that I wanted to make at all. If it were up to me, I would still be there. I loved my job!
God has another plan for me. This is something that I am trying so hard to accept... and figure out what the job may be. I introduced (in my last blog entry) the start of Enraptured Embrace. If it were not for EE, I think I would be a lot more lost than I am right now. I am also going to pursue my interest in photography. This is something that I have wanted to do for a REALLY long time, and actually have the time to do it now. I think that I have a little TOO much time on my hands, though.
At this point, I am doing a whole lot of praying! Praying for a sign of what is next... I feel like I am suffocating with worry. I have never NOT had a job, and had I known this was coming, I would have prepared myself financially. God has provided my husband with a successful job, and we are thankful for that. There are so many people that are out of work, the economy is sinking, and I am struggling to keep the faith that WE won't be next. I have always looked at the bright side of things, even when the bright side is a tunnel with a train slowly approaching. I will continue to look at the bright side... I have God in my corner. I have healthy children, a home, food, a car and loving friends and family. I really have it all! God won't let me drown, and if I start to sink, HE will pull me back up.
God Bless you and as always, thanks for reading!