|Our Homecoming Committee, November 1, 2014|
We participated in the ALS walk in honor of my uncle Bill. We enjoyed the holidays with our families. Then we settled in Pampa, at Grandpa’s house (Peter’s Dad, if you are new here). We didn’t expect the job search process to take very long. Peter was optimistic that he could find civilian employment doing the job for which the military trained him. Then the rejections started coming. And kept coming. The advisor at the Veteran’s Affairs office told Peter a certain percentage of unemployment income is set aside for veterans. He begrudgingly signed up, hoping to only use it for a month or two. Three months later, Peter decided he might as well start work on his master’s degree again. After some research, we learned that our alma mater, Lubbock Christian University, now offers a Master’s Degree in clinical mental health counseling. I have my master’s in social work, and I mentioned to him that Child Protective Services is always hiring and a job with that agency would be a “baptism by fire” into the social services world. This process started in March. On April 20, he started his new job with CPS in Plainview.
a mama needs gal pals.
|July 2010, Six Flags Over Texas|
This transition has been difficult, but I’ve also grown through it. We can go nowhere God hasn’t already been. He’s prepared the way. He knows the plans He has for us and they are good plans. We often have trouble trusting in His timing or waiting for His provisions, but He never fails to keep a promise.
|Lake Lucern, Switzerland ~ May 2014|