Friday, August 22, 2008


I want to thank everyone who e-mailed me with comments that they would be praying for our family. I can now share what is going on in our lives. There is alot I can't share (like alot of the why's), but I can tell you some of what is going on.

I applied for a job this week at the schools in Broken Bow and was hired to be a paraeducator for the middle school. I will be working with students who need extra help. I haven't worked full time for over 20 years, so this has been very nerve wracking for me. Add on top of that, my thyroid out of whack and you have a very unsettled person. Ü Oh yeah about that! They quit making my thyroid meds, so we are starting over-fun.....NOT!

Benjamin and I will have the same hours and I will be able to be home when the boys are home. Bruce will homeschool Aaron as he (Bruce) needs to be able to do chores and finish haying (one more cutting). So it only made sense for me to be the one to find a job.

I am okay with this as I know it is needed. I have concerns with how my back is going to react to this, so please pray that I do okay. I love working with children, so this is a good job for me. Aaron has lots of learning difficulties, so I have lots of experience right there. He has come farther than any dr. ever said he would (so glad I refused to listen to them), so I hope I can be an encouragement to those that need it the most.

So what this means for my blog is that I may not be able to post as regular as I have been. I am HOPING that I can make several things while I wait 2.5 to 3 hours every day while Benjamin runs and be able to prepost. We will see how that goes.

I will still be posting my design team challenges, so hope you all stay around to see what I'm up to. While I can't post anything personal about my job (for child privacy), I'm sure there will be stories about new things I learn that I can share.


  1. Congratulations on your new job and I'll be thinking of you! My hubby has thyroid problems and I know how it can affect you and throw you off.

    Good luck!

  2. Any chance it's Armour thyroid? That's what I'm on and last time I got a prescription I had to get a smaller dose to double up on. I'm not too thrilled about synthetic.... Anyway, Congrats on the new job. I bet you'll love it!!

  3. Debbie, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers (like you are every day). Enjoy you new job and keep us posted. I wish I could come there right now and give you a big hug!

  4. Congratulations on getting the job!! I know you will do good and you have a lot of patience!! Hope you are feeling better soon and you have no back problems. Just tell the kids the teacher (you) has to sit down and teach if it starts hurting! I will be thinking of you and hope you can keep blogging away as I enjoy checking on you pretty much every day!!

  5. thanks for the update, friend....another one sending thoughts from afar....wish I was closer to help you out some. Hope you are on top of your thyroid issues soon....

  6. I hope all is going well with your new job and that you and your family are getting used to the new schedule!
    Take care.