Thursday, February 19, 2009

Change

This year is definitely going to be a year of change. My husband retires from his job that he has worked for the past 20 years and then he needs to find a new job. He has his Master's in business. The problem is that I am still going to school and the kids don't want to have to move again. If we stay here I have two of my kids that can graduate from high school with a two year degree in College. We just don't think he will be able to find anything here.

Another thing is that I will be doing my student teaching in the fall and so I will be graduated. We are hoping that I can find a job teaching but that will probably be hard too and that won't be enough by itself to live on.

One other thing is that my oldest son will be leaving for a mission some time this year. I am very excited for this but it will be a very big adjustment not only for me but for all of us.

I don't do very well with change and stress and there is going to be a lot of both I am afraid. I am not ready for my children to grow up. You always think that they will be small forever. I can't imagine my life without my kids around me. They are the greatest.

I guess I just need to have a little faith that it will all work out...

16 comments:

Lara said...

It will work out. Even if you have to move.

Does Mike have to retire? I guess that's kind of how it is with the Army, huh?

The job front is so hard for everyone right now.

susette said...

Oh Kathy what an exciting time in life for sure. The blessings of missionaries are tenfold! When will he be putting in his papers? It's so much fun to be involved in all the busy-ness of getting him ready. If your hubby can't find anything in Cedar can he head South to St. George and commute? Good luck to you my friend. Heavenly Father watches over all.

McEwens said...

it will work, my middle son is on a mission. Can I just say there are some MIGHTY fine blessings having a child on a mission... it will all work out

JUST ME, THE MOM said...

I finally had time to catch up on all your posts - soooo good! You do a wonderful job. It was fun to read all the random things about you. Sounds like you may have some changes coming up - best wishes! Sounds like you do have the FAITH you need to move right along. You know what they say . . . "the only constant is change".

You'll love the missionary stage - once you get them out the door and start receiving those letters:)

Kristin

Carolyn said...

Wow, big year ahead for you...I know you will survive and thrive.

I can't imagine being with out my kids either...good thing I still have 8 years until Sierra goes to college.

Colt said...

Of course, it will work out well in the end. It seems to always work out really well for you and your family. And for good reason, you deserve it.

I would suggest you include Minnesota when searching for jobs. At least I can hope.

Loralee and the gang... said...

It looks like you have a lot on yur plate right now...a friend told me the other day, that if you work hard, things will turn out for the best. Well, you are definitely working hard, towards great goals, too, and so your faith in Heavenly Father's plan for you and your family is the hope you need to cling to.

Thanks for your sweet comment on my post about blogs. I for sure have made some great blog friends, and I hope that was clear from what I said.
I love your blog, too, and am inspired by every post you write.
Have a great day!
:~D

Rae said...

Kathy, you will be blessed, I know it!

Kristy said...

I do good with change, once I know what's going to happen. I HATE that part in between where you know things are going to change, but not when or how. I get this anxious feeling in my whole body and head But it will work out. I'm sure you know that...but I understand the anxiety about waiting for that to happen!

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pam said...

Wow, you do have a lot of changes ahead, I will be praying for you.

Yaya said...

Oh I hate change.

I'll be hoping everything works out for you.

-Melissa- said...

You do have a lot of changes ahead. I don't do well with change either. Just ask my husband. :) Good luck with everything.

Have a great weekend!

Jenny said...

It's going to be hard but we will make it through everything together and you will be strong you always are.

Karrilyn said...

Mom I know that the Lord is watching out for us and he has a plan for us I know that everything will work out.

Kristi T. said...

Oh wow, can I say that all seems like a little to much to deal with in one year? Yes I am sure it will work out but I am sorry you have to deal with it all. I am alot like you and I hate change as well. I love you and have faith in you. You will take it one step at a time and it will all work out. If you want you can buy this house just down the street from mine. Work at my kids school teaching them and then I can send them to your house regularly so you feel like you still have young kids. You know I am all about helping you out. Then Mike would live where he has always wanted to live (Happy Valley) BIG ;) Just thinking about ya