Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Another year gone by...

Almost a year has gone by since I last posted. I didn't even bother to read it. So much has changed for me.

  • I made it through the student teaching assignment, graduated with my degree in special education, only to struggle for the past year looking for a job. I'm still looking.
  • My oldest son turned 16...... it's hard to believe. Where have the years gone.
  • By September, a very difficult teacher had me thinking about home schooling my 8th grader... school refused to see the clear signs of Autism & test him.
  • In December my youngest was diagnosed (finally!) with Aspergers Syndrome, a form of Autism. After my relief that someone besides me finally saw it.......reality hit. My son has Autism. Talk about a smack in the face.
  • The car died it's final death. No emergency rescue could save it this time.
  • Christmas found my sister half a state away, sick...... it just wasn't the same.
  • 2011 started with everyone home sick at some point during the first 4 weeks of the new year.
  • Still no job & things aren't looking good.... maybe February will be better.

It's now March 2011.

  • My oldest is taking his Spring Break in Nicaragua on a missions trip. I pray it teaches him some gratefulness and humility.
  • Another job interview gone nowhere.
  • Horrible teacher finally had to be reported to administration & after months of making myself a pain in the school's butt, there will be a meeting...... which will be on the teachers' permanent record. It should be interesting this afternoon.
  • I'm starting to feel a bit like Job from the Bible.........

So discouraged right now. I'm in such desperate need for some positive things to be happening in my life. A decent job would be a great start.... so maybe I can afford to get my Grandmas' old car up & running so I can finally have a car again. I know so many in the world have so much less but there are huge burdens hanging over me now that I just can't seem to shake.