Thursday, March 15, 2007

Spring Break

I know most children, teachers, and any other school professional really look forward to spring break. Well I'll be honest, I don't!!! I value my Tuesday and Thursday alone. I love my little guys to death, but everyone needs a break! However, I will have to say, they have been great this week. We have done something everyday. Spent time with someone to kind of make the time pass. I just can't stay home all day. I like to be out and having something to do. Even when I'm alone I like to be out doing something. But I will be looking forward to this Tuesday that is for sure!

As for myself, I am doing well. I am discovering the empowerment of being proactive! And if you are a very proactive person, you probably don't understand what my problem is...but we all have our different struggles.

One of my biggest decisions I am trying to make is if I should move. I know, I know, I know...I just moved. Believe me, I hate moving. But I am considering moving to Slaton. If you don't know where Slaton is, it's only 20 minutes away, but it's where my parents are. I had actually thought about moving there when all this first happened, but I didn't want to feel defeated, or that I was running home to mommy and daddy.

I don't feel that way anymore. It is simply out of convenience that I am considering this. The closer June gets here, the more of a reality for me that I will be a new mother again! My mom and dad would be literally 2 minutes away to come over help with baths, bedtime, picking Madi up from school, etc...and it's just comforting to know that they are there. It takes a load off of me physically, but also emotionally.

I talked to my landlord yesterday, and I can get out of my lease, but I am responsible for the rent until it rents again, and any costs that it takes to get it rented. (newspaper advertising, carpet cleaning, being re-keyed, etc.) So that is kind of risky, and could get expensive.

I haven't looked for a place in Slaton yet, I am waiting to figure out some more of these other details and then will work on that. (I have a longggg list of things to figure out)

I am also thinking of putting Madi in the pre-k program at Slaton. For one, it's FREE!!! I talked to the Principal's wife the other day, and she told me to come talk to him after spring break and he will see what he can do about getting her in there. If not, he thinks she can go ahead and go to the K-garten class until the end of the year. And then the other thing I am working on is subbing for the rest of the year out at Slaton. Slaton pays way more than Lubbock if you have a degree. They pay more than anyone around, really, so...I am looking into doing that until the end of May. I am just trying to save as much money as possible, and put back as much back as I can.

Then my other big thing I am working on is going back to school. I have been thinking about this for a while, and I believe that it is important that I don't put it off. I need to start doing what I can now to make this happen. I want to do the Masters of Speech Pathology program at Tech. I have to take two classes at LCU, South Plains or something like that, and then I will have 24 hours of leveling courses, and then I can start the Masters Program. The program is 2 years. So I'm looking at being in school for a while, but it's something I really want to do, and it's something that I will be able to support my family on when I'm done.

So yes, I am looking to do all of this with small children. And I know that this will be very hard, but anyone can do anything for an amount of time as long as they at one point there will be an end. And one day I will have my degree and a lot of options for a career. I can work in a retirement home, school district, be a practitioner...lots of things.

And most of all, I have discovered the huge power of moving on and making a future for me and my children. Living in the past, or trying to hold on to something that failed only hurts me. And I want to move on. My prospects of a better future are great, and I truly know and believe that. Anyone has a great future that builds their foundation on the Lord, and that is what I am doing. We still have many challenges ahead of us, but everyone does...single mother or not!

So please pray for me and we make some new thing happen in our lives. And I also have a prayer request for Chad and Traci. (my bil and sil) It's looking like Chad will be going to Iraq for a while. (a year) He is not a soldier, but they have been presented with the opportunity for him to go over there and work. This could be a great financial opportunity for them, and it could really bless their family. They have 3 small boys, and so Traci will now be joining the world of single motherdom! Please keep them in your prayers too.

Hope you all are having a restful spring break!!!


Anonymous Amanda said...

I agree w/ the spring break thing, I still have to work. It's not fair! And I still have to do my online classes, they don't shut down for Spring Break! About the move, if I were you I would do it. Just from experience, there is no way I could have made it without my mom and dad being right across town from me. I will never move from Post for that reason! I can handle things on my own, but it's nice to call mom and ask her for help too! Madi and Kyle would love it too. I think it would be good for them to be that close to Mims and Pops! Good luck w/ all of this, I know it's tough.

11:58 AM  
Anonymous Amanda said...

One more thing - tell Suzanne to update her blog. I have looked at Terrell for too long now!

11:59 AM  
Blogger Traci said...

Thanks for the prayer request! Chad has his phone interview today so I'll let you know if anything happens.
I put Morgan into Pre-K and he loved it!! It helped Morgan tremendously with kindergarten.
Good luck with the moving situation, I know how much easier it would be with your parents close. I hope you can figure out a way to get to Slaton without breaking the bank.
Talk to you soon!

12:05 PM  
Blogger Traci said...

Oh and if you want me to try to pretty up your blog, just email me and let me know what you want and I'll see if I can do it!

12:07 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Wow you have a lot on your plate right now. Sounds like a move to Slaton would be the best for you with three little ones, and possibly help when you decide to start classes. That sounds great! Speech pathology is a great choice! I'm excited for you. Sounds like you have a great plan ahead.

6:21 PM  

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