Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! I have now officially entered the rat race of the working world. What the heck is a rat race anyway? But whatever it is, I've been in it since Monday! By God's gracious provision for our family, I was offered a position at a law firm located in downtown Louisville. It is a personal injury law firm. Those are the lawyers that advertise on daytime TV during shows like People's Court and Jerry Springer and tell people that they deserve a lot of money for their accidents. Here are my top 10 favorite things about the job:
10) For the rest of my time in Louisville, I will be full of interesting stories about our cases and clients.
9) Replacing my wardrobe of the last two months (jeans and my Yale sweatshirt) with fun clothes. And, yes, it is possible to wear three inch stilletos for 8 hours in a row.
8) Being one step closer to a routine. Though this is yet another transition in the line of many for Kev & me, we are striving to develop a sense of normalcy and expectancy in regard to our daily lives.
7) Seeing what life can look like if it is dominated by a love of money. I am saddened to see how fleeting life can be when it is fueled by temporal things, yet it makes me thankful for hope & purpose in Christ. Life truly is richer and deeper when committed to something beyond yourself.
6) Finding a new ministry or prayer & relationship with those in my office. There are some very dynamic personalities and lots of opportunities to love, serve, and share.
5) Getting to use my mind at my job. It is very certain that I will never be bored while I'm at work. That in itself, I've learned, is a blessing.
4) Working downtown. Lots to see...there's a new hotel that I drive by on the way home that has three-foot tall red penguins in the doorway. It makes me smile every evening.
3) Getting to come home to my wonderful husband at the end of the day. With Kevin working, there will be days that we won't see each other until 10 or so at night. That's not our preference but seeing the way he lights up when he talks about relational opportunities with his co-workers makes it worth the sacrifice.
2) Serving my husband in such a specific way. The sugarmama does the working so that papa gets to go to school. Kev is so sweet to thank me for going to work that day, knowing that my job enables him to be in class and move us one step closer to where we want to be in life.
1 1/2) The space heater that goes under my desk. My little toes (we call them toe-sicles here) appreciate it when it decides to snow on the first day of spring...sigh.
1) The wonderful woman who is training me. Let's go ahead and show her beautiful face:
For those of you who don't know this lovely face, please meet Beth Wilson. She is an acquaintance from college who has quickly become one of my best friends here. In addition to being a fellow 24 enthusiasts and step aerobics partners, we are now co-workers! I am so thankful to have her sweet spirit, encouraging words, and love for the Lord throughout the working day.
Here are some ways you can pray for us regarding this:
* that the Lord would use Beth & me to display Christ in words & actions to our co-workers.
* that Kevin & I would develop routine & learn how to save time for each other everyday. The mornings are especially important to us as we like to spend our individual time with the Lord and also spend time together over breakfast. That means an early start to the day! Please ask for desire and strength to leave the warm bed in the morning.
* that Beth & I would be able to love each other well at work. We both know that spending so much time together might have a negative effect, so please ask that the Lord would help us in this.