Sunday, May 15, 2011

Randomness on a Sunday Afternoon

My name is Shannon and I am a blog slacker. 
I've been a tad little ton preoccupied this past week or so as I waited to hear
 if I would be reassigned {budget cuts have hit our district} next year
 and couldn't seem to focus long enough to get any sort of blog post written.  

My news arrived on Friday and as I suspected I was reassigned.
Reassignments were based totally and completely on what certifications you hold, 
not on how good or hard you work at your job so I was fairly certain of my fate. 
{I'm certified in Early Childhood thru 6th Grade so I can teach lots of grades and subjects. 
Never thought being highly qualified for many things would hurt me?}

To say that I was disappointed is a huge understatement
{there is much more to the story than I'm writing here} 
and I spent much of the day and night in tears. 
I'm still struggling to understand but thankful that I still have a job, 
 know that God is in control,
He has a plan, 
and His plan is always the BEST plan-
even when I don't understand it. 

A sweet friend dropped off a book on my doorstep early Sat. morning 
and as I read these words struck me: 

‎"Do you trust Me to orchestrate your life events as I choose, 
or are you still trying to make 
things go according to your will? I am not a careless God. 
When I allow difficulties to come into your life, 
I equip you fully to handle them. Relax in My Presence, trusting in My Strength." 

Such wise words.....and so very true. 
So I'm going to trust that my year ahead will be a great one.
Relax in His Presence and trust in His Strength. 
Where He leads, I will follow.


  1. I heart you, sweet friend. I know what a bitter disappointment this whole situation has been for you...and I truly wish I could have been there to kick some arses for you. mwaahaahaaa ;)

  2. I have to go to the saying every time a door closes a window opens, and I am sure that this new window will give you the opportunity to touch many more lives. You are a strong person and this will be a test, I am sure, but you will make a great impact no matter what you do.


  3. I'm so sorry. I know how much you love that job and I was hoping you would get to stay there. I hope this change means there's something wonderfully amazing ahead for you.