Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Start of Something New

    Tomorrow my footsteps lead me beyond the homestead gate in a direction I have not gone before; a place where it all comes together. Here is a direction I have been uncertain of in a place I never expected.
     It's no secret, my children are nearly all grown. Two have left home while another is stretching toward the door. This reality drove me to my knees seeking direction; where do I go from here? My life has been built around the teaching, training, and nurturing of my family through home schooling, homesteading, and 4H-ing. As one by one those things come to and end, I sought with wonder how they might all come together now. 
Texas Grow! Eat! Go!
       Enter "Grow, Eat, Go"; mentioned at a Master Gardener meeting one afternoon. I causally expressed interested, not at all expecting to have the credentials or qualifications for it. God' plans are bigger than ours and it seems He indeed had a plan. Tomorrow finds me in the office working through training and lesson plans to be installed as the Project Specialist for this program.
       So, what about the homestead? The blog? Quilts? They aren't going anywhere. Years ago I taught in a classroom with all the homestead responsibilities waiting for me when I got home. True, this time there are les hands on deck to help, however, it will work itself out.
       Pray for us as we step in this new direction; follow us on our journey. If you would like to read more about this program, hop over to their web page here.


Dolly Sarrio said...

Michele, my thoughts and prayers will be with you. Congratulations my friend, I already know that they are a lucky bunch to have you. Go get them girl...Best Wishes.

Dicky Bird said...

Good for you and good luck! We are so on the same path in life. Finding a new "purpose", changing, growing and learning are all a part of a successful life! Blessings from Ringle, WI.

Simply Scaife Family said...

Thank you both! The first day is always a bit challenging and some what intimidating, yet, it looks to be a wonderful experience to come.