I am so thankful for jobs for me and my family.
Rick, thankfully, has maintained a secure job throughout these tough economic times. It requires our family to be separated for a season, but we are thankful for the provision it provides us. Kyndal started her new part-time job at The Buckle today, a fun clothing store. Dawson received a worrisome text from his boss at the nursing home this afternoon and he was fearful that maybe his job was being eliminated due to downsizing. But, he was assured it is not. His job is secure. **UPDATE: Not only is Dawson's job secure, but he was told that he is "Employee of the Month". He will receive a plaque and a 35 cent per hour raise for a month!
And for me? Working outside the home is impossible due to our homeschooling and the fact that Rick is not here during the week. I have to be 100% available to my children at all times. But, I have been given an amazing opportunity!
The online course I recently developed for a Christian university contacted me to see if I would like to teach it! It's a 5-week course that starts next month, and I can do it all from home. I am hopeful that this is a course that will be offered at least a few times a year. I don't think the pay is going to be all that great, but anything extra is helpful! For the next three weeks I am actually acting as the student, taking an online faculty orientation course. Man, times have changes since I was last in school 20-some year ago! I am feeling a tad overwhelmed.