And He answered and said unto them, "I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out."

Friday, July 24, 2009

# 173 - Where in the World?

Have you ever stood still and scratched your head and said, 'Where in the world?' Is there somewhere in the world you would love to go? Are you looking for someone or something or a place that makes sense to you? Where in the world are you?

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I scratched my head this summer. My children are in school full time and I am still at home. I have volunteered at PTA, at Bible Studies, at church, at Girl Scouts. I've volunteered to serve my time at the concessions stands for several seasons of baseball and softball. My life has revolved around my family.

As well it should. I prayed for years to have children and thank God my husband and I have three. But I stood at the crossroads, wondering which way to go. On one hand, we could always use the extra income for things, but in this economy there would be no work available in the hours that I need. I have no back up, no relatives, no mother or father or in-laws to get the kids.

So, my undiscovered country is school. I would have loved to see the sandy stones at a Welsh castle but it will have to wait. I will pursue a degree, a mother among the dream-filled young.

My steps will be cautious in the new world. I wonder if I will be able to live and thrive there. I am afraid that I will not be able to keep up with the school work and worry that I will not be the role-model that I would like to be for my children.

A role model who does her homework diligently and does well.

Where in the world am I? At the beginning of a new adventure, a step off my door sill.

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16 comments:

Lion-ess said...

wonderful!
I volunteer most of my time as well and I'm also at the beginning of a new journey.
welcome to Sunday Scribblings!

May God continue to direct your path!

Understanding Alice said...

Thanks for looking at my blog - this is very nice, you should keep doing Sunday scribbling! I had a look at your other blog and see you have a... son I'm guessing with asperger's. I thought yoiu might be interested to know that one of the young people we are taking to Africa next month also has asperger's. His parents work tirelessly for him. Youve probably already read my SS post: http://understandingalice.blogspot.com/2009/07/173-where-in-world.html

~Kathryn~ said...

good luck as you take that step ....

and welcome to scribblings ...

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Marja said...

I was a mum most of the time and have done scouting and many other things as well Very important though Great to do something for yourself It is new but you'll do fine Wish you all the best

Americanising Desi said...

may God always help you chose the right of paths :)

Check out my prompt at
Where in the world

Old Grizz said...

Old Grizz thinks you have chosen wisely. You will do great in school because you have the desire to be there. good luck

Sophie said...

Welcome to Sunday Scribblings, it's wonderful way to interact with other aspiring writers and meet new friends! I think you've made a wonderful choice to attend school while your children are doing the same. It won't be easy but it will be the best gift you've ever given yourself and the best example you could set for them. Learning and improving ourselves is a life-long adventure. Once you get the hang of being back in school I know you'll do just fine!

You can read my Sunday Scribblings at http://sophie-sez.blogspot.com/2009/07/finders-keepers.html

Stan Ski said...

Life is my school - it takes me to unchartered territories constantly.

Granny Smith said...

Welcome to Sunday Scribblings! I hope you happiness in any of the paths you choose.

Serena Shay said...

What a fabulous step for you to take and yes a great role model! Best of luck and thanks for sharing. :)

Awareness said...

it's all in the desire.....this is what propels us to learn. :) And if you stumble and feel overwhelmed at times, your children will learn much from that as well.... all good lessons methinks! Role models are human too. ;)

Bon chance!!! Welcome to Sunday Scribblings!

Tumblewords: said...

Nice blog - I've always viewed each day as a new step! Welcome to Sunday Scribblings!

torristravels said...

The last line....perfect!

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Reinventing C said...

Welcome to Sunday Scribblings! Thanks for visiting my page. Good luck to you, this is a great and positive step you are taking.

Dee Martin said...

And your children will have a lesson they can hold forever - that it is never too late to pursue your dreams, change your life, remake yourself! Welcome to Sunday Scribblings and best of luck to you !

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aspiemom said...

Thank you all for visiting!

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