Welcome to Friday's Fave Five. Looking for our blessings during the week is what we are intentionally learning to do so that it becomes second nature to us. And then we turn our hearts to gratefulness and thankfulness to God for them. Please join in with us in sharing five of our favorites from the past week.
~ unexpected week off ~ not just a day or two but the whole week! Unfortunately the one little guy I have right now in dayhome caught himself a really bad cold with lots of coughing so mom has kept him home each day. And with today being a Remembrance Day here in Canada that gave me the whole week off. Though we couldn't take off anywhere out of town because I didn't know from day to day whether I was working or not, it was like being on vacation. And it was something I really needed. Some major down time.
~ date days ~ with the weather being absolutely frigid this week hubby also did not have much work so we had a couple of date days. We went Christmas browsing, had a leisurely visit to the library and went out for lunch a couple days. Again, kind of like being on vacation!
~ certification approval ~ with the move to going with a licensed agency I had to get my ECE (Early Childhood Education) Level 1. It is a requirement and the provincial gov't is offering it free to those who need it and don't have it yet. It's a 56 hour course on top of working a 10 hour day but I had 180 days to complete it. Meanwhile I also applied to see if my Rehabilitation Services certificate would be accepted as equal certification. And this week I got news that they accepted it and I am now certified ECE Level 1. I no longer have to take the course! Praise God!! I might try and audit it just for the information but I don't have to do assignments or exams. I am so relieved!
~ spots getting filled ~ my spots are now getting filled and hopefully by the end of January I'll be running a full house in my dayhome again. Such a relief.
~ OCC packing party ~ On Saturday I attended my first Operation Christmas Child packing party. I know there are lots of churches that do them but I had never experienced one before. It was so much fun! Things were organized and laid out on tables in groups according to age and gender and we got to fill up boxes with choices from each appropriate table. In a couple of hours we filled over 300 boxes. So much fun! And that is 300 kids somewhere in the world that will be blessed this Christmas.
What were your favorite blessings this week?