Last night the school board for the district I work for decided to close two schools and repurpose four as part of budget reductions. The school where I work is one that will be repurposed. For my school it means that we basically close our program and a new program moves in. It is a very sad day here. We have a staff who act like family, and parents and students who love their school. For me it means that I will most likely not be an elementary school secretary any more.
I have worked here for 13 years, first as a para and then as secretary. It has long been my dream to be the secretary - and so I have lived my dream for the last 2+ years.
I have to tell you, however, that in the midst of my sadness, God has placed a seed of hope in my heart. I feel like God is preparing to bring a new adventure to my life. In earlier blogs I have written about choosing joy. And so this morning I am again choosing joy. I am choosing to look ahead expectantly to see what He has planned for me. (Carrie- does this mean I am a Calvinist?)
On Sunday in church we sang the chorus, "God is good - all the time." That song has stayed with me all week - and today, in the midst of sorrow, I can say, "God is good - all the time." I will keep writing about this journey through sadness into a new day, a new adventure. I can't wait to see what it will be!