Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hi ho, hi ho... It's back to work I go!

When I quit my job at Children's in 2007, our plan was for me to return to the workforce when our youngest child was in Kindergarten.  At the time, Clayton was 2, so that seemed eons away.  Well, 9 years later, here we are!  My kids are in 6th grade, 2nd grade, and Kindergarten.  It seemed like a good time for Mama to get back to the bedside.  :)

I originally planned to work at an adult hospital close to home.  However, God kept closing doors that I expected to swing wide open.  Little by little, He was gracious to guide and direct me.  In August, Wade encouraged me to call my friend Sunni that I worked with in Dallas.  She was soooo sweet to answer a million questions and encouraged me to apply at Children's Plano.  The manager in the ICU is a sweet lady that I used to work with in Dallas as well.  I went and toured with her, and she offered me the job!  Yay!  Several other sweet friends were references for me, and I am so thankful for their help!

I am so very grateful for a career that has allowed me to care for my family full time for the last 9 years and is now welcoming me back!  Initially, I will be working some extra hours and taking some required classes, but in a few months I should be on my normal schedule of just working one 12 hour shift per week.  I think it will be a great fit for our family, and I am so excited to see how the Lord shepherds us in this next season.  :)

My first shift back!
 When I got home the morning after my first shift, my Mother-in-law and Father-in-law had taken the boys to get me an orchid and a congratulations card.  So kind of them!


Nash Family said...

Welcome back to Children's! I'm a 0.3 FTE and it's the best!