Friday, August 8, 2008

An Update!!

I've realized that a lot of people don't know what's going on in our lives these days so it's time for a brief glimpse into our world.  Here goes:

I started working for CareNow on July 11th.  I went through 100+ hours of training and had my sign-off last Friday.  I work at the clinic off McCart, just two miles from our house, and take patients through the process of checking-in and then check them out when they're done with the doctor.  I love my job but am adjusting to working with drama-ridden gossip girls who are single & range in age from 19-22.  

Brad just got a job at TCU!  He is going to be the Assistant Student Activities Director until December - basically, planning all the Howdy Week, Spirit Week, and other events on campus.  He is going to be GREAT at this job and he's really excited about the position.  

Zoe is beautiful and more grown-up than ever!  She is even dressing herself - both pants and tops!  This is what she looks like this morning: top inside out and backwards.
The potty training is going much better and she turns 3 on August 30th.  I can hardly believe she's been in our lives for nearly three years (almost four if you count pregnancy)!  

Colby has FOUR teeth coming in on top.  He's already got the bottom two in front and yesterday I discovered four more crowning his gums.  He is cheerful and barely fussy so you'd never know unless you take a look in his mouth.  He is eating cheerios, spaghetti-o's, and homemade baby foods like peas, carrots, and mixed veggies with turkey.   

Our lives are settling down a little and though it's extremely different than we had expected, we're finding joy again.  We're learning the difference between being hopeful and being full of faith.  Brad and I have learned something about being on the same team and walking in unity that may have taken years to grasp unless we had walked through this trial.  And I now that I work outside the home, I appreciate being with my kids more than ever.  

Sometimes things have to be taken away from us to truly realize their value.  And sometimes the things God gives us may look and feel like hatred but are a deep expression of His undying love for us. 

1 comment:

Ann Crowell, CPM, LM said...

Oh, sweet Heather! I am so happy for you and Brad about the job. Perhaps before too long you will be home more with the children. You are such a good mom!
Love you