Sunday, May 31, 2009

Home Is Where The Heart Is

We are back home in Shreveport.  We left Fort Worth on Wednesday with our cars loaded down about 3:00 and made it to Shreveport around 6 or so.  We unloaded the cars and went straight to meet some friends for boiled crawfish! YUMM!  It was definitely a great welcome home dinner!  Ever since we have been home we have done nothing but spend time with our friends and family.  It has been so wonderful to be able to see my parents and my brother everyday and to run errands with Jon and his parents.  I am excited to be home!! Tomorrow I start my new job at Sutton Children's Hospital.  I am excited about that too, but I am also pretty nervous.  This first week will simply be hospital orientation, so I will be bored out of my misery this week, but next week I will begin in the PICU.  I am a little scared but looking forward to learning a totally different area than H/O.   I already miss the H/O kiddos at Cooks and still think about them and pray for them every night.  They have definitely made an impact on my life, even in the short time I was there.  I have a greater understanding of the power of prayer and the awesome work God does because of the opportunity I had to work with those children.  I pray that God has lead me to an even greater opportunity, and I am so thankful for the ability to be a nurse and care for children; it is definitely my calling.  

On a side note...everything is about to get started on the new house!  They are framing up the slab on Friday and then hopefully will pour the slab the following Monday!  I will have pictures when all of that begins!!

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.      1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!

Today marks 3 years for me and Jon!! It's crazy to think that a little over 3 years ago I was on my way to Austin for a girls trip and I get a phone call from a random guy that my hairdresser gave my number to. I'm glad I answered and I'm glad I accepted his invitation to go on a date, although I insisted it be a lunch date and I meet him there. He, being Jon, turned out to be the love of my life! I couldn't be happier and I am so thankful to be with him! I love you Jon! :)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

There is no place like home

So the decision has been made...we are moving back to Shreveport.  I found a job working in the PICU at Sutton Children's Hospital in Shreveport, and Jon is most likely going to work in the Cardiac Care Unit at Willis Knighton in Shreveport.  We are both excited!  I am finding it hard to be too excited because I will miss my job at Cook Children's and all the wonderful people I have met there!  But like I told my mom, you can make new friends but you can't make new family.  So I will be home with my family and still be in touch with all the new friends I have made.  I am very nervous about my new job, because it is a great responsibility, but I am also very excited and anxious because I know that I will learn a lot!  We have plans to build a house, so I will be living with my parents and Jon will be living with his until our house is finished.  This was a difficult decision for me to make, but I prayed about it and weighed the pros and cons and I have decided that this is the next step.  I am really excited and looking forward to what the future holds!

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." 
Jeremiah 29:11