Saturday, November 10, 2007

Grateful

Just a quick happy......

At Presbytery Council this week, the pastor of one of our churches here in town overheard me talking about my concern in finding a good childcare/pre-school situation after having to leave my daughter's last school due to my no job=no money situation. He said to me, "Call me tomorrow" and left it at that because we had to begin our meeting.

So, I called him and he said that the board of their church's Child Development Center would like to give my daughter a place tuition-free for a couple of months to help us out in this difficult time. I am beyond grateful- this a great program and finding childcare in this town is so hard. (And those of you have been reading my blog for awhile know that childcare is a touchy subject with since last May.)

I am hopeful that our ability to pay the tuition will be sooner rather than later, as I will be hearing back this week from both churches I interviewed with for interim positions. I feel particularly drawn to the one I preached for this past Sunday. (That would be Church "B" from my post the other day.)

I feel a sense of peace at serving as an interim right now. And I will have no intention of bailing after 3 months for a called position! I am beginning to actually trust that the timing will work out just splendidly- for everyone.

It feels good to know that when I do go back to work I won't have to scramble for childcare. And it feels great to know that we have friends and colleagues who care.

God is good.

6 comments:

more cows than people said...

FABULOUS!!!!

Thanks be to God.

Towanda said...

so thankful.

Songbird said...

Iris, how wonderful!

Magdalene6127 said...

Oh, that is a blessing. THAT is what the church is supposed to be about... seeing a need and responding.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

WOWZERS SMEOW-ZERS!

sitting in my chair smiling and nodding and hmmm happy for you my friend.

Mary Beth said...

Oh, what a wonderful gift! hooray.