Image from http://www.potterybarnkids.ca/home I have a job! I'll be working at Pottery Barn Kids starting the first of September. I wanted to find something that gave me the flexibility to still go to Little Rock when I need to, but that also kept my weekends free for time with Reid. I went into the store last week on a whim, not knowing if they would want to hire someone with those preferences, and it worked out! I'll be working part time, and will be scheduled to be "on call" just one weekend day a month. I'm so excited to add some structure back to my life. It really couldn't be more perfect!
Before we ever brought Samson home we made the decision not to let him get on the furniture. We had no problem following the rule until about a month ago when we bought the ottoman that matched our den furniture. Samson was immediately interested in it, and slowly made his move to claim it as his own. And, of course, we couldn't say no.
I haven't written much about my mom lately. There really isn't a rhyme or reason. Sometimes I feel like I go through seasons of grief. I either need to write about it or I don't. When I don't write I seem to talk about it more. I'm happy with that for now. I found this post on the Proverbs 31 Ministries blog and felt like they were writing directly from my heart. It is so much of what I've learned and continue to learn from my mom. She's shown me a different way to look at suffering. I still struggle with the "why" of it all. Probably because it seems to be too simple an answer. I want to know how this will be used for His glory. I want to know so I can make sure that the "now" is worth it in the end. Then I'm reminded of how worldly my outlook is, and I pray that my spiritual sight would return. Thankfully, He is always faithful. Monday, September 28, 2009 A Different Way to Look at SufferingMicca Monda Campbell
I've been a terrible blogger this summer. But, I was going through some of the pictures I've taken and thought I'd share a few of my favorites.
Summer vacation in Puerto Vallarta Mom and Dad on a walk at the nursing home Sunset in West Little Rock as I was leaving the nursing home. Samson playing in the sprinklers at my parents house in Little Rock