Well I haven't had a job outside of working for my Dad since March. I quit the job I was working at in March since where I worked I was icing cakes a majority of the day which caused me to use my arms repetitively. By using my arms so much in the same way day after day, caused my elbow to get tennis elbow which made every day things here at home, with my horses, as well as at work. I got help by going to the chiropractor and he fixed my arms. They aren't totally healed up but they are a lot better than they used to be. Anyway, I say all this to say that I had been in the process of looking for a job even before I quit my job. I was on tour in June with my chorus and then on a family trip with my family so most of June I was gone. I had asked God that I would like to not get a job till after I return from all those things. When we returned I called the nanny service that I was looking for a job thru and she set an interview up with a family that had two girls (the nanny service interviewed me in January but I hadn't gotten any interviews with families since then) . Well that didn't work out so I was kinda wondering what else I should do. Then this past week I applied at a place called Friendship Community which is a place that cares for older people with development disabilities. I went for an assessment on Thursday for that job. I wasn't to enthused about getting that job since I am more comfortable working with children than adults but I figured it was worth a try. You see, I wanted a job that I can work with people and influence them in a small way ;) Well I was no more home from the assessment, and the nanny service called me, telling me that she has a family she thinks would work out for me. She asked me if I am available for an interview that evening yet. I said yes and she said she will call the family and see if it works for them as well.
She called me back in a bit and told me that the interview was set for 6:30. I went to the interview, met the family and the children (2 boys, ages 3 and 6 months), and got to know them a bit. I called Karen (the nanny service lady) after the interview and told her I liked the family and would be interested in the job. She called me Friday morning and told me that I have the job if I want it :) Well I did and got the job. I start in September since the mom is a school teacher. I am so thankful for God's provision and I can see his hand in all this. It was fun being able to work for my dad here at home all summer with the family business but I will be glad to be back doing something I enjoy. (I had been a nanny for two years prior to the 8 months I was working at the cake place and really enjoyed that.) I also hope to make a difference in these children's lives...even if it is in a small way. I feel that I am going to be right where God wants me to be! That is the best feeling in the world...the peace of knowing that God has put me where he wants me to be and I know he will use me as he sees fit!