Friday, July 18, 2008

What a Day!!!

Enjoying daddy's time off at Memphis BBQ!!!
It took a few days of trying but we finally found some upholstery thread strong enough to yank that tooth out. Whohoooooo!!!!! Cameron's first lost tooth!
After a little shock, Cameron was happy his tooth was out.

Lexi cut 10 in" for Locks of Love, she was thrilled and loves her new short do!
Wow!!! Is that my girl??????????????
Praise the Lord, some one special will have these precious curls
clip, clip and away!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cameron loved his new spikey do!!!

Well today has been a pretty incredible day. It started off with a wonderful celebration for my friend's birthday. We had lunch and enjoyed some great fellowship, if given permission, I will post some really fun pictures of that!

Then, after some counsel from my gal pal, I made a very special phone call. For the last few months I have been waiting on the Lord regarding going back to work. Not just any kind of work, but back to teaching.... at my home church. Two weeks after submitting my application for our school, I received a call to set up an interview with the principal. That interview was this past Mon. I was generously offered the position and since then have just been waiting for a call back to solidify all the details. I was told it would be a couple of days. After 4 days, I was wondering whether or not I should call to see if everything was okay. Well, I'm glad I did call. After making the call I was told to come in and get my contract.

This has been a very amazing stretch for me because I have been a stay at home mom for the past 8 years and I have been homeschooling as well. My desire has always been to be able to stay home during those formidable years and the Lord allowed that. My next desire has been to be able to be a part of my children's education as well as keep them in a Christian environment.

Being able to go to school with my kids and come home together is such a blessing. To be able to do that in the church that has blessed my life and grown me in my walk is simply unbelievable. To see God opening doors and answering certain cries of my heart is awesome. To have the peace that I am right smack in God's will is priceless. To know that He knows the big picture and is placing me in position for that is exciting. Although I was fearful at first, the Lord assured me that it was okay. That all I needed to do was just obey and take it one step at a time. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would be teaching at our school, because we never had a school. But God is a BIG God full of endless possibilities. I am so excited to see what the Lord has for me and my family, and as each day unfolds it will further reveal the big picture that has been written since before I was even created. So praise the Lord!!!

My encouragement to all would be to listen and obey. If God is telling you to act on something then take that step, even if you're trembling. Success is in obedience and the result is up to God!

I praise you Lord for your infinite wisdom and love!!! Be glorified and magnified!!!!!

So these are all the exciting things that happened on July 18, 2008

1. Becca's Birthday
2. I get my contract - 1st grade teacher
3. Cameron gets a haircut
4. Lexi cut's 10" of hair to donate to Locks Of Love
5. Cameron looses his first tooth!!!


Percy said...

Congratulations on your new job Mel! The children look wonderful with the 'new looks'!!!



Pauline said...

Great news indeed. I am so pleased for you all. How awesome it must be to have a job near your children. Thanks for sharing their photos with us. their new looks are great :o) So generous.
Now I hope that you wont be offended but I am giving you an award for your beautiful, inspirational blog. You will find more details on my blog.
A big hug,


cindy said...

Congrats Mel that is awesome news may the Lord bless you thru this journey and keep you focused on Him!
Love ya,

Deanna said...

Awseome news. The Lord is GOOD. And tell Lexi great job. There aren't many people who will seflessly donate their hair to Locks of Love. I'm so glad she did, and you are right, what gorgeous hair that will bless another. God Bless:)

Crafty Wanderings said...

What a wonderful testimony - thank you so much for sharing your story with us! Congratulations on your new jobs.

Thanks too for sharing such lovely photos of your children - they are beautiful!

God bless you in the next step of your journey through life!
Ruth x

Saved by Grace said...

Wow Melanie,
You are totally blessed and what an encouragment you are to us. Thanks for sharing your blessings.

In His Love,

Sheila said...

Many congratulations on your new contract! Your daughter's new look in particular is fab.

Sheila x

Angela K said...

Wow what a day!! Congratulations on your new job! You have beautiful kiddos!

Steve, Mae & Nic said...

Congratulations!!! What a wonderful gift. You will be fantastic. Your friend also shares my birthday but I don't think she turned 40. Y'all look too young!!!!


Jenn said...

Congrats on your new job Mel!!! Good has truly blessed you and your family...just amazing what he can do! :D Your kiddos are so cute and Lexi looks adorable with her new short do! Thanks for sharing with us your special day!! :D