Tuesday, April 28, 2009

No obstacles to becoming a certified teacher now :)

I thought that life couldn't get any better, a great student teaching experience, Jeremiah and I making it 7 months with only 1 income (pastor's income haha), having an amazing year of marriage coming up and excited for summer, but....

seeing my test scores with the word: PASSED: next to them- beat it all. I have worked SOOO hard for 4 years, pushing through hard classes, tough teachers, struggling and succeeding in voice lessons (hardest part), working for the school, and growing as a woman and it all came down to these 2 tests...

It didn't matter how hard I worked, if I graduated without passing these tests, I didn't have much of a chance of landing a job next year.

I wanted to go into this job market with all odds my favor (not the excuse of not being qualified enough) and I am excited for whatever God has for me, even if that is subbing for the next several months. I am going to dive into serving and volunteer work, spending time with my family, doing everything I can to get as much time with J as possible and many more things. This summer is going to be bliss. Summer camp, week vacation with J, and many new adventures.

God is so good. He is always good. At the Catalyst conference I had many thoughts in my head of how to apply everything and step up as a leader. God's HUGE, resounding take-away point was.... Prayer. Prayer for Jeremiah, for our ministry, for those around me. It has been transforming. I am reading 'Power of the Praying Wife" and it is just incredible to be able to serve Jeremiah in that way that I never thought about, honestly. It has opened up a new season of our marriage (yes yes, only been married less than a year but so great to have "seasons" already haha).

I am so blessed. This week is filled with family for Jeremiah's birthday, work outs and a fun surprise date I have planned for J on Sunday :)
Next week...



Anonymous said...

I am so proud of you! :) I feel like i'm always saying that... but Amber... WOW! You're amazing!
And- i love The Power of a Praying Wife. I love love love it!
I hope that you're having a blessed day! I cant wait to see pictures of your skinny butt from graduation! :)

The Botmas said...

your amazing! i hear that test isnt so easy either. praise the Lord you passed!

NanAZ said...

Congratulations! Sounds like things are going well for you two!

We'll be praying for the perfect job opportunity for you.