Monthly Archives: August 2011

It’s a brand new day and I am off to school!

It seems like everyone is getting ready for school right now. Some are taking their children to preschool for the first time. Others are celebrating their first day of kindergarten. Still others are entering high school, and of course there is always excitement as well for those starting college for the first time.

I start my first day of school today, also! I didn’t get a new outfit or backpack for the day. I’m not packing my lunch or buying a set of notebooks.

Today I begin my first day as a new student in the ‘next phase of life’. My son is heading back to college, my husband is on a business trip. I am starting my first authentic day alone in this new world,  a process that one year ago when my permanent disability first went into effect.

I spent the year getting ready ~ my own preschool. That included different preparation than some, perhaps. I worked on my health, my attitude, and many other things. Most importantly, I worked on educating myself on both my options and the new direction I am heading.

I am excited! It enables me to invest in some relationships on a deeper level now. I can invest more deeply in my study of God’s Word.  I have significantly less stress. I am already learning to listen. There is specific time now to work on a bigger writing project that is in process. I have all kinds of great opportunities that I am now appreciating!

I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out-plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. ~ Jeremiah 29:11, The Message

Isn’t that a great promise? I never had to plan out my new year. I don’t need a syllabus or lots of expensive supplies. I am ready to listen, do my part, and enjoy what lies ahead for me!

What plans do you have for this year?

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