With the school year starting this month comes the reality of the fact that my daughter will start kindergarten next year, whether I am ready or not. I'm sure this brings anxiety to quite a few mamas, and not just me. But it brings another kind of anxiety to me than to many. I'm not worried about my daughter being able to handle kindergarten. I'm not even worried about missing her during the days, although it's definitely going to be different. I was worrying about money.
You see, my husband teaches at a private Christian school, and we've always said we'd send our kids to the same school he works at. Teachers get a tuition break, but private schools still aren't cheap. And we're living on one income. No offense to you amazing readers, but being an author doesn't bring in much money to help.
I prayed about the anxiety over finances and God answered much quicker ... and in a different way than I expected. The very next day, I saw a posting for a position teaching preschool where my daughter has been going. I applied and got the job, despite not having taught preschool in about nine years. I'm taking on two-year-olds this fall. And my son is starting preschool a year earlier than planned, too, because of this. He's thrilled. It's going to be an exciting and challenging year, but I can see God's hand in the timing.
Anything like this ever happened to you? Do you see things like job opportunities as blessings? I'd love to hear some of your unexpected blessings.
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