May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Psalm 19:14

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Great is Thy Faithfulness

Part of me is hesitant to write about this job before I even start it, but I love how it worked out!

I knew I needed a job for the summer at least, mostly for school, and I wanted to work with kids. A lot of times, when something comes up that I just *know* would be “perfect,” I act like a child at the check out counter, begging his parent for that candy bar. “But God, this daycare is only 5 minutes from my house, and they’re hiring! It would be perfect! I want it.”

*Door shuts.*

“But God, look there’s another daycare just a little farther away! And they’re Christian, too! I could totally work there.”

(We’re sorry, you don’t have a degree in early childhood.)
 *Door shuts*

“Ok, I'll try to get a nannying job. Look, here’s one that’s perfect for me! She lives in my city, and she has three girls. I love girls!!”

(Wait, you want to pay me how much, for how many hours? You’re kidding, right?)
*Door shuts*

“Ok, there’s still a few other nannying jobs on here that look great and pay great! Please let one of them answer me!”

(*crickets chirping as door shuts*)

After just finding a list of daycares in the area, and calling a ton of them to see if they were hiring, I found a few. I emailed a few resumes, and went to two of them to fill out applications. One I went to seemed nice enough, but it was a little small and dirty compared to the other. When I walked in that other daycare, I liked it right away. It was small, but not dirty, cramped or cheap-looking. It was decidedly non-chaotic (always a plus) and had a friendly atmosphere. After a series of events I found myself talking to the director and hanging out with the preschoolers for a short period of time to try things out. After climbing on the jungle gym, playing tag, and chattering away with them, one girl (I think I already have a favorite) pipes up “Guess what? I’m going to take you to my house and you can stay all day.” When the director asked if she could take Miss Tiffany back now, she was answered with a “No!” (Thanks for the recommendation, girlfriend!)

I was blown away when the director told me she had wanted someone for this position for a long time and was looking for just the right person. Apparently the feeling was mutual! Well, anyway I’m hired. The hours look to be good and continue at less hours in the fall! Isn’t it great that God doesn’t always give us the first thing we ask for? He gives me so many good things when I don't even come close to deserving them.

Oh! I also liked that I got offered another paid harp gig for a banquet the same day I was offered the job. :D

"Do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you."
Luke 12:29-31