Thursday, June 21, 2007

Good News!!

Oh, I just had to share some good news we found out today. My husband is a biology teacher at our local high school. His schedule has been getting more and more challenging because he keeps getting classes he has never taught before. Josh is not the type of teacher to do things the easy way, so a new class means LOTS and LOTS of preparation time. The year before was tough, but this last year was horrible, awful, and difficult. Did I mention it was terrible? Towards the end of this last school year, Josh went in to talk to his principal and told him that I was researching moving to Alaska because of the stress. The principal promised to try to find another science teacher that was capable of teaching chemistry (which is the class that made this year just awful for us). Well, we found out today that he hired someone to take all the chemistry classes!! HIP! HIP! HOORAY! This will leave Josh with just Biology, Biology Honors, and Anatomy & Physiology. My family was laughing at me as I did a major happy dance in the kitchen.

We are still decluttering. Another 4 huge bags of clothing plus several boxes were dropped off at Good Will. We've also tossed bags and bags of junk. We really wish we had weighed everything so we'd know how much we've gotten rid of.

I figured out the picture thing. Thank you to those of you who offered me assistance. It really was quite easy. I'm still looking for THE picture I want, but the one I have for now is cute.

Time to go work on laundry and more decluttering!!

18 comments:

Lori B said...

What a wonderful blessing and answer to prayer to have your husband's workload lessened and the stress level at your home lessened.

Trella said...

Ruth,
That is so wonderful!!!! I can't wait to tell Bruce. The day he helped us move, (he rode with me) he talked about how much he was praying to not have to teach chemistry this year. I am so glad the principal realized that Josh can't do everything and hired some relief:)
I can't wait to see your closets in there uncluttered condition on the 4th:)
Are y'all available June 30th for Brucie's party?
Blessings,
Trella

Penless Thoughts said...

Great new, Ruth. Our God is such a good God. A true answer to your prayers.
Susan

Pam said...

I would have loved to have seen you do that "happy dance"! I've done a few of those myself and just revel in those moments!! God is so good!

Tracy said...

Congrats. Less stress = HAPPY!

Emily said...

Oh that's wonderful Ruth, I'm so pleased for your family! Good job on the decluttering as well, you must be so proud ;)

Karen said...

Oh that's wonderful! I'm very happy for you all!

Just Mom said...

That's wonderful news.

I know what you mean about a teacher's busy schedule. My hubby is a college professor. Contrary to what a lot of people think, teachers do work in the summer.

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Praise the Lord for answered prayer! It's always exciting to see God work things out. He knows what we need, when, where, how, and everything inbetween :)

Oh and happy sorting...

Kelli said...

Yippeee!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful news!
Kelli

Betty said...

Ruth, so happy for your husband, you and your family about the hiring of an additional teacher.

When we were first married, my husband was teaching out of his field and he was studying more than the children and I was the paper grader...soon he got a job teaching in his major and we were both very happy.......

Thanks for the visit.....Betty

Christy said...

Thank God!!!

I know your husband is looking forward to the next school year now :)

I understand about the decluttering...when we moved it was amazing how many trash bags we threw away or gave away!

Tonja said...

Hooray for Josh! Hooray for Ruth! Hooray for a God who hears and answers prayer!!

Jennifer said...

How wonderful! I'm sure it is such a load off of your back as well as your husband :o)

Hope you all are enjoying your summer!

Lyndy said...

Ruth, That is wonderful news. I know how stressful it can be when one is frustrated in their job.

Doing the happy dance with you sister.

Lyndy

~Ginger said...

Ah, I'm sure you are feeling a huge burden lifted! So very happy for you. Now how did that little dance go again? :)

~Ginger said...

By the way...I love the music on your blog!

Nancy said...

Yay! for decluttering! I just got rid of 3 more boxes and two large garbage bags full of stuff. I NEED to get rid of more.

You are inspiring me!