Thursday, April 30, 2009

10 years and counting!

It is crazy to think, but I am about to receive my 10 year service pin for being an official employee of the Corona-Norco USD. When my kids were small, and babies were still coming, for 19 years I did things at home to add to the family income. I crafted and tole painted items to sell, I did daycare at my home for 9 years. Then when Skyler was in second grade and the last of my daycare kids moved away, I started substituting in the school district. The first year and a half, I subbed where ever they needed. I was a Health Clerk (glorified mommy) dispensing medications, cleaning boo-boo’s, amazing how good I was at that!! Then I tried my hand at classroom assisting…that was okay, but too much down time for me. Then I started doing Clerical subbing….my niche. I could interact with the kids, parents and staff, and keep busy. There are always things to do in a school office.
I came to Victress Bower as a long term sub. I actually almost turned the job down. But I came and fell in love with the students, staff, and the family atmosphere that is Bower. What an incredible place of love and dignity. I have shared a few things before, but this is a great “work family” to be surrounded by daily. Recently my sister-in-law asked me how I liked my job. Truth be told, I would much rather be at home taking care of things there, that has gone out of control this last 11 ½ years….BUT, since I do have to work right now, there is nowhere I would rather spend my days.
I really do know that the Lord has blessed me with this job. I am close to home, work my 8 hour days, go home to be a wife, mom, gramma, servant of the Lord. I am very grateful for the Lord’s guidance and blessings for this “working mom”.

10 comments:

Brendon and Stephanie said...

That's so wonderful that you love your job & recognize the blessing that it is. Ten years...wow! It really must be a great place to work. Sounds like you fit right in with your "work family" attitude. They're lucky to have you.

Lauri said...

I can't believe it's been that long either...we were in stake Young Women then. It's interesting how things fell in to place for you.

Marie said...

Congrats on ten years! I think that getting to do something you love for a living is a blessing from above. I would rather be at home too, but it's just not possible. I am the main bread winner in our home. Todd gets a very meagre state pension that is not near enough to live on and so I work. At least I get to do something I love. ☺

Grandma Kris said...

It is a real blessing to have a job when you need one. It is even more wonderful when you enjoy it. It is marvelous that you get to work in an atmosphere where you are helping children. You seem to have talents along this line....that's for sure!

AND might I add: ANYONE who gets to work WITH you is in for a VERY SPECIAL TREAT.
Happy May Day

Ashley said...

Wow, good for you! I need to find some things to do at home.

Heidi said...

LOVE that place! 10 years really? WOW!

Tonya said...

good for you! You are such a hard working momma..you should be proud...

AND I just saw on Jordan and Breana's blog they are gonna have a baby to help you be an even harder working gramma!!! Congrats...I was so thrilled when I saw that!

xoxo

Tonya

Todd Family said...

That's awesome! Congrats! Time sure does fly by!

Sundbergs said...

You are amazing. Ten years wow. I bet it is hard to be away from home, but they are lucky to have you.

Julia Holmes said...

Congrats on 10 years! That is amazing. It sounds like a great place to work. They are so lucky to have you :).