Thursday, 24 July 2014

Staying home

The school to which I applied for the job sent me an email on Tuesday, which I found when we got home from the funeral.  I wasn't successful in the application, which didn't surprise me - but they did like the wee advert I designed as part of the process.  There were some very "strong candidates" apparently.  But, do you know what, I was very enthusiastic about the job in the application and interview process, but when I got home and I was mulling over the tiny office that I would be working in, looking out over a boring fence, and the restrictive hours of work, I realised that actually, I wasn't that keen any longer!  I would have done the job if I had been offered it, but it has made me think about what I am doing......

I'm looking for a temporary job, one that will see me through a little while.  I need to get Faith&Worship finished, ideally for submission at the end of September, and then I will be able to talk to people about candidating for the Methodist ministry.  I may need a job whilst I train, to support the YFG and myself, depending on the training pathway that the church choose for me, if I get that far.  IF I get that far, indeed, but I have to try, because that is what I am convinced and convicted that I am asked to do.  God can be a right old nag at times, as He keeps reminding me what He wants me to do, and as much as I have realised that this is His plan since a time about 17 years ago, occasionally I get a giant prod from Him, and He says, "Are you going to do this NOW?" and yes, now is the time to get started.  We continue to grow here, and this will be a step along the journey.  How quickly this will take us from the Fens, we have to wait to find out. I suspect that it might not be for some time, a few years, perhaps.  Time to adjust.

Today I am off to the undertaker's early on to collect odd items like the beekeeper's veil we put on the coffin, the memory stick that has the slideshow on it, and some CDs.  This lunchtime we are travelling to Ely to spend some time with the YFG's godmother before she wings her way back to Fife this evening on a plane from Stansted.  We are planning a picnic by the river, so the weather forecast looks just great.

The girls have got suitcases and heaps of clothes all over the sitting room floor as they begin their packing for their trip away on Saturday with my dad and MB.

7 comments:

rabbitquilter said...

What a beautiful day for a picnic!! I am sorry about the job application in one way, but as you say how awful to be stuck in a tiny office!! Your pathway is mapped out so it will all fall into place in time, and it probably won't be what you expect!! Life is like that!!! Hope the girl's have a fab holiday. It will be very strange for you without them around. Take care of yourself. With love XX

Lyssa Medana said...

God has a way of sorting things out. Keep praying about the job and I am confident He will hear. Also good luck! WS xxx

Angela said...

I am glad that you didn't hear the result of the interview till after Tuesday's service. It does sound like you would have found the job had things about it which wouldn't really suit you. Things will fall into place and the right job, with the right hours will come along at the right time. But you know that.
God will guide you. Proverbs 3;5&6 and all that. Blessings xx

simplesuffolksmallholder said...

So sorry that you didn't get the job but Stuck in a tiny office doesn't sound much fun.
I couldn't write a comment after your post yesterday, I could hear the Last Post playing and I always end up in tears.
I'm glad things went as planned on Tuesday and you had lots of support from near and far.
Hope you have a lovely day out and the weather stays good.
Sue

Andrea Williams said...

Tess, I have been on holiday so was shocked to read about your husband passing over I am so sorry.

Welshpoppy xxxx

Morgan said...

Welshpoppy, you have been such a tower of support and encouragement here and on the forums - thank you. I shall be popping in over there a bit more often now I have found the chat room. The girls are off on holiday tomorrow, and I shan't have to wait for a turn on a laptop!!
Much love xx

Bridget said...

Shame about the job but as I said a few days ago, it's all worked out for us and I know you know that xx