Getting Through my 4th Thanksgiving, with the new tool that I was provided. Loving every bit of the journey that I have traveled so far. I was sitting here listening to my favorite minister on T.V. Joel Osteen. http://www.joelosteen.com/ . I have been listening to him for a while now, My mother used to love to listen to him every time she would find him on TV. Well this morning as I reflect back on where I was 4 1/2 yrs ago with my health issues and having made the right decision to go through the Bariatric procedure known as gastric bypass. I'm grateful, my food portions consist of the size of a child's portion that when you go through a buffet or a meal at home to fix them a plate, just picture that is what my plate looks like. Yes I do still get a little big eyed, and place more on my plate. And I feel really bad that I can't eat it all that it is wasted. But for some reason it is still hard to change that part of my thoughts process.
Which brings me to the reason for mentioning Joel Osteen this morning. As you read my post yesterday. Guess It was meant for me to post about that great deal. In which I was able to acquire a total of 118 boxes of M&M's for the nursing home for a grand total of $5.27. I dropped them off this morning and the pure delight in their faces, made me realize that I had indeed completed a very good mission. To help others. This morning Joel's message was "Bloom where your planted". As I sat here and listened he continued to say. God wants you to excel and do better for yourself. I truly believe this. For years I have always wanted to be a nurse, go back to school. But being older now I'm running into issues, Math being one of them. However, Joel reminded me that, theres a reason for that, I'm not quite sure what it is about yet. But I'm sure I will be placed in the right spot at the right time... I believe that yesterdays deal was presented to me for a reason. I also inquired about 3 wks ago in going back to school. I'm going to take baby steps to get there. Maybe not jump head first into the degree, Just take 1 class at a time until I get the prerequisites behind me.
Due to the field that I have always dreamed of going into. They highly recommend that you don't work during the day so that you can focus on the studies, as it is extremely time consuming. But I have to work, I'm sure there are scholarships that can help, I just don't know how to get them, guess I just need my hand held. I know that it will not be as easy as it would have been had I gone there before raising my boys. But I believe I can do it.... It will just take me a little longer. I did manage to accomplish becoming a CNA prior to loosing my mother and doing so while caring for her and still working. The last few days before my mother passed she asked me for, forgiveness for changing me out of the nursing program during my high school days. She was a nurse and didn't want me to have to go into that field. She would always say there wasn't any money in it. My response was always Mom the money would be nice, but its not about the money. She told me that I would have made a good nurse. Now I'm sure I've covered this before. But its got to do with my bloom in progress and about helping people in need.
Knowing that one day I will need that help myself and seeing the help that was given to both my parents during their illness/sickness. I feel the calling to work with the elderly. With that being said. My goal is to work at the new Veterans facility that will one day be located in Cleveland, Tn. It hasn't been completely finalized, I'm trying to be positive. http://www.bradleyco.net/state_veterans_home.aspx
This would make my day. Me not being a veteran but being a daughter of a veteran. I feel like I would be able to relate to a lot of the residents that this facility would have. I want to give back for the love and care that especially my dad received from the West Palm Beach Veterans hospital. He received his treatment/care from. They were wonderful. Also supportive to my mother and family.
I feel with the surgery that I had and my health being back on track that I can accomplish things that I at one time I didn't believe I could. So with that being said. I believe in what Joel's Topic was today "Bloom where your planted" I've been planted in Bradley county and I'm going to make the most of it. You may see me visiting at some of the local nursing home facilities just be sure to say Hi... And should you ever need any help please don't hesitate to contact. I love being able to help others.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day. And think about the topic "Bloom where your Planted" God will help you in your mission and will help water your bloom when you have planted your seeds. So that he can watch them grow and Shine.
Tah Tah for now