My oldest daughter went for her first job interview yesterday. Today she got the call: they want her to start tomorrow. I only found out about the job on Friday. Less than a week from beginning to end. She will be working full time which means we have some major adjusting to do. I used to be the type that needed time to adjust to changes, but I'm finding that simply isn't the case anymore. A few minutes to process and boom I'm there ready to tweak our lives to fit the new thing.
As I ponder this new way of dealing with things, I realize that this is just another aspect of where God has worked on me and brought me in line with his will in this area (God and I still have a lot of areas we are working on together lol). I've come to realize that I really don't have control over the things in life, but God does. I don't have to worry, I simply have to seek his will and step out in faith.
Part of me does feel a loss, but most of me rejoices. The loss is for the fact that my daughter is growing into a beautiful woman (I've asked her to stop - we are still working on her listening in this area hehe) and before long, she will be out in the world living her own life and I will miss her. Mostly I rejoice because she is growing into a beautiful woman. She has a wonderful sense of humor and she loves people. I think this job is going to be a great experience for her. She will learn some new skills, meet new people and learn to work with various personalities, and learn to manage her money as well as her time.
The job is full time through the summer with the possibility of moving into something part time later. This will allow her to continue with her educational studies.
The rest of us have to adjust: chores have to be redistributed, help with the babies will be less available, schooling will have to be reorganized, etc. I know who to ask for wisdom though - I guess it's time for some KNEE mail.