Friday, November 30, 2007

Winter Storm Warning

At this time of the year, I get excited about every snowflake. We are expecting more tonight. By the end of December last year, having already gotten 5 feet of snow in the last 10 days of the year, I was not excited about snow. But for now, I am.

Last night I received the packet of information for faculty of the University from which I graduated (both my bachelors and masters degrees). I will likely start teaching in January. I will retain my current job, this will be only part time teaching.

Fourteen years ago I was an unemployed homeless woman with a high school diploma. BUT I was 9 years sober, and there was hope, as long as I was sober. At 10 years of sobriety, I got a job, got a nice apartment, and started college - at the age of 43.

So here I am, these years later. Looking at the packet of information for faculty. Faculty. At the prestigious University I only dreamed of ever attending. The day I went there for my admission interview, I was so terrified, I thought sure they would find out who I really was, and they would never let me in. And now I will be teaching there.

God certainly can work miracles in our lives if we let him.

8 comments:

Kathy Lynne said...

I guess that is what they call the miracle. What a difference a day makes huh?

Anonymous said...

Awesome post. Thank you for sharing your experience, strength and hope!

indistinct said...

So cool. Your story gives me strength and hope. Our lives slowly change, one day at a time.

dAAve said...

That is too much for me to comment upon here.

Banana Girl said...

I am so happy to claim you as one of the miracles in my life. Just like in my favorite movie this time of year "It's a Wonderful Life" you are getting your wings!
Say good night Clarence!

Love you

Shannon said...

freakin A that is AWESOME MC!!! Thank you for sharing things like this... when I was new I needed to hear stories like this because it gave me hope (((HUGS))) I just appreciate you so much thank you
have fun in the snow

Scott W said...

You're beaming today!

Pam said...

Girl...you may have truly found your calling...I can't wait to see this unfold!