March 31, 2012

The Last Day

I worked my last shift today. It went smoothly. I saw a few of my favorite patients. I cleaned out my box, and turned in my key, and uploaded new pictures of the girls on the desk computer. I did pretty well until the very end, when I was doing all the end-of-shift stuff ... for the last time. I took my nameplate down for the last time and put it in my bag to bring home, instead of back in the drawer with the others. I started to feel a little weepy, but I didn't cry! It's nice to know that I can stop in whenever I want. In fact, the girls and I will be joining everyone for the doctor's birthday lunch in a couple of weeks. But ... it was a very strange feeling.

I don't like change! That is, I don't like it when it's happening. I know that God has a plan for my life, and that He will bless me for doing the right thing. I just struggle with the adjustment period. Therefore, I'm looking forward to the new "normal" for us, and am hoping to make the transition smoothly.

I love this verse (even though quoted by itself it is taken out of context):
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, 
thoughts of peace, and not of evil, 
to give you an expected end. 
Jeremiah 29:11

1 comment:

Meleah said...

I pray that the transition is easy for you. I really enjoy being with our kids all day and I don't have in-laws that live as close as yours, willing to give me a break:). I do remember when Scott and I were first married. I made the transition from working all the time then and it wasn't easy. Most everyone around me was busy and I felt quite lonely at first. I don't think that will be a problem for you:)
I'll have to ask Preston before posting it, but there are some pictures of him wearing a turban to entertain the kids. Kiersten really didn't want to cooperate for Scott because she wanted "her" Preston. Preston hid behind us and let her sit on his head long enough for us to get a good shot:). He also tickled her to get her to smile. I think everyone needs to have an Uncle at their family photo shoot;).