Monday, September 29, 2008

I Am Thankful

I am thankful to everyone who is there for me during this hard time. You never really know what you have until times like this. And I have some of the best friends in the world. Missy had a wonderful weekend thanks to my mom and two of my friends. A friend of mine, who doesn't blog, took her to a fair on Saturday and swimming. And you all know Sheryl, she has been my church mom all along. I never have had a chance to blog about her stepping in and taking Missy to church. But, she is now revealed! Missy is having a wonderful time going to church with her. For whatever reason, I think it's amazing she is being called by God to follow Him. Sheryl and her husband Scott really couldn't be anymore of a perfect match to help her through this journey.

Right now, I am kicking myself. I gave up just about everything to move in with the Tiger. All my belongings were either sold or given away because he already had a house full of stuff. So, now when I leave all I have is one dresser, one bed, a bookshelf, toys, clothes, and a cedar chest. Everything else I am going to need. Note to self: Do not make this mistake again.

Yes, I am giving up school until January. I am sorry this will disappoint everyone. But, I cannot continue to go to Nursing school full time, work full time, and be a mom. Time to get off my butt and go back to work full time. I plan to enter back in school in January, possibly with a new major. One that I go to school part time and it not affect my life too much. Maybe something online would be ideal. Oh wait, I won't have a computer either. There's always my parents.

I've made a resume' and emailed it to a girl that manages an employment agency. I have an appointment to fill out an application there tomorrow so they can start placing me. I am trying for a job in Indiana, before I attempt to have to go back to Chicago. I don't want to do the commute again. But, that's where the money is........so we will see.

8 comments:

Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

Well, we are really enjoying our time with Marissa, she's a great girl.

We have several dressers, two tv's a bunk bed with matresses, a couple of bathroom sets, and everything you could ever need in the kitchen all sitting in boxes in our garage. You are welcome to have anything you need.

We love ya girl!

Mimi's Toes said...

I am praying for you. It's great that you have wonderful friends like Scott & Sheryl. Please let us know what you are in need of to set up housekeeping.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

You will be taken care of. Don't let the little things weigh you down- it will all be ok! Thinking of you-

Steph

Shelli said...

I've read your blog for a long time now, you are so strong, you will make it just fine.

Fresh starts are always just that, refreshing. It might take a while to feel that way but if he wasn't right for you it's all for the best.

Your happiness and your daughter's happiness is #1, just remember that. I'm so glad you have Sheryl around, I read her blog everyday and she is an amazing woman, as are you. God Bless!

Shelli said...

I've read your blog for a long time now, you are so strong, you will make it just fine.

Fresh starts are always just that, refreshing. It might take a while to feel that way but if he wasn't right for you it's all for the best.

Your happiness and your daughter's happiness is #1, just remember that. I'm so glad you have Sheryl around, I read her blog everyday and she is an amazing woman, as are you. God Bless!

chrissy said...

I am sure I can help with stuff, just let us know what you are in need of. I am more concerned over your well-being and you and Missy being taken care of properly.
Sheryl and Scott and great people and it sounds like they are wonderful friends to have.

addhumorandfaith said...

What I'm hearing from you, Jen, is "I have a plan!" I think that is a huge first step on the path to a wonderful new life for you and Missy.

Re. what to study now. I have no idea how this pays, but I do know that a temp service I pass frequently, seems to regularly have a post on their sign, "CMA's needed." So, if you wanted something in the medical field, you might want to look into Certified Medical Assistant. Apparently there's a need for them!

You and Missy are in my prayers. I'm hoping, in say 5 years, you will look back at this as a GOOD turning point in your lives.

My Wonderful Men said...

Jen if you are in need of stuff please let me know if I can help. My email is on my site.