Back to school. Back to writing.

Hello! Hope you’ve been well and enjoyed a fun and restful summer. For most of you, your children will be back in school and you may be too! Things have been changing(in a good way) for our family. I finished my course over the summer and am now certified, but we decided that I would take a break from studying and working.

While I was attending classes, because of the schedule, my husband did quite a bit. We had a babysitter who watched the kids when I left and stayed with them till he came home and then she left. She stayed anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour and a half. I made dinner for the family before leaving and he made dinner for my son when he came home, fed both kids and put them to bed. I often came home after 9 PM.

This was hard on my husband and my daughter hated it, but it was pure misery for my son. He went to pieces, he woke up often(4-6 times a week) and stayed up all night. He became attached to me, more than he was, almost like he was nursing(he’s not!! he’s six now 🙂 ) I couldn’t leave a room without him following me, if I was out of sight for more than 30 seconds, he became distraught and needed me. And the waking up? He only wanted me, he would put on the lights and keeping checking my face repeatedly, especially if I covered it with the comforter. I hope to be able to work sometime but have made peace with it not being now. My mentor reminds me often that this is just a season.

We also moved! Hopefully for the last time. We are finally homeowners, and as I write this, we had our housewarming with worship and prayer and our pastor speaking and a lot of friends over. My family from Ohio came as well and we were excited to be able to spend some time with each other. I am beyond thrilled to let people into our home for fellowship and prayer, and to use it for His Glory 🙂 (ask me how that’s going in a couple of months!)

My daughter was enrolled in a new school because of the move and it was rough on her for a few weeks but she’s started to make friends and speak to the others in her class. She’s enjoying herself with all the people and the kids who come over and is looking forward to all the school fun activities.  My son is in a therapy center, one he joined in March, and is doing well. My family has seen much improvement in him. Enough that it’s like night and day. To know more about the behind the scenes work that goes on in his life, please read the post I wrote for Carole Sparks’ blog a little time ago.

I took a long break from blogging and made time to rest and learn. My back acted up and I needed PT and medicines and I had to do things slowly. I told my daughter more times than I could count that I needed to do something she asked me to later, it came to such a point that she started praying for me to be healed! I am better now and don’t need the PT anymore, but it meant that I did not do many of the things that I had planned to do with my daughter. Sometimes I feel guilty over it and I’m learning to go easy on myself and not beat myself down.

This past summer was a learning kinda summer(and I don’t mean academically!) Through a series of events and consequences and circumstances, God showed me who He is, who I am in Him, and what His will is for me(at least I know what I’m meant to do for the next few months).

I had to re-learn my identity in Christ and stand firm on those promises. I had to learn to forgive and ask for forgiveness. I had to learn to let go of my expectations and remember that I have been created in advance for the good work that He has prepared for me.

Sometimes, most of the time, He breaks me and takes me out from situations in order to prepare me for some thing else. Sometimes, most of the time, I don’t want to leave. I’ve become familiar with the particular situation and I know my strengths and weaknesses and I don’t want to start from the beginning somewhere else. He who sees me, has shown me that He walks with me every step of the way. He who sees my future knows the way I must go and He leads me tenderly and gently like The Good Shepherd He is.

I have a ton of ideas to continue writing and I’m going to post several articles on word studies that I’ve done this summer, soon. This was part of my learning experience. I studied on being Loved by God, Chosen by Him, Worthy of the calling I’ve been given, Forgiven by Him, Redeemed and Ransomed by Him, and being His Child.

 

 

For now I will rest in Him. And walk with Him, slowly for my part, but always with Him. He’s in control and He knows what He is doing.

Until next time,

Vanessa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 thoughts on “Back to school. Back to writing.

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  1. HI Vanessa! So good to hear from you again. Seems like we’ve both been on summer hiatus. Jesus still has me still for now, wanting me to focus on in real life community. He’s shifting me for something so I want to stay in step with Him.

    What certification did you get? For pediatrics?

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    1. Vanessa! I’d love to hear more about your journey and how he’s shifting you. Focusing on real life community is important as well 😁 Being still in Him is the hardest , at least for me.

      I’m a certified medical assistant now. Not pediatrics 😁 But if you start seeing patients , I can work the front office for you 😁

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  2. Vanessa, it was good to hear from you again even if it was not personally to me! I’m glad you’re settled in your new home and things are going better for Adam and the rest of you. I wish I had known that was all going on at the time and could have prayed for you more, but I guess that is what we have to expect living so far away from each other now. It sounds like you have a good Community around you to support you though for which I’m glad.

    We had a fun summer, and I’m kind of sad it’s over. We seem to be entering a bit of a new season in our life as well. I have decided to begin pursuing board certification as a lactation consultant. Unfortunately, that means the first step is taking some basic science classes at the community college near us because since I went to Bible College I didn’t take those in college! So I have enrolled in biology, with lab! I’m definitely the oldest person in the class and is very weird to be going back to school at 46… But it’s been kind of fun as well. Science has never been a passion for me, so it’s definitely challenging also, but I do have lots of resources for help in my home with David and the two older boys!

    Speaking of David, you saw that he was hospitalized again. That was a bit of a wake-up call for us and his doctor ( and our friends here who are now starting to realize how serious is condition is). He’s been talking with his doctor about starting some new treatments, but now she is saying he’s not a good candidate for them, which is discouraging. His doctor has also recommended that he cut back on his work hours or stop work altogether. This has been emotionally tough for all of us, but it looks like his disability coverage at work is pretty good so I think he’s going to drop down to 80% or 4 days a week for the time being and see how it goes. Now that I know it won’t affect us too much financially I’m all for it, as I think it will give him more energy to do things with the family. How is Raj’s job going?

    Think big hugs from me and give awesome to your wonderful children. I miss you all and having the chance to hang out together. Have a wonderful Labor Day!

    Love, Wendy

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    1. Thank you 😁 I’m sorry for the struggles you’ve been going through as well.

      I’m so glad you’re going back to school but I know what you mean about it being weird! Best of luck for biology 😁 I loved it and I hope you will as well.

      Vanessa

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