Thursday, May 10, 2012

Some EXCITING News!

Do y'all remember when I went on my little "blogging break" a couple of weeks ago and I mentioned an exciting opportunity that God had given me? Well, today I can FINALLY share with you what that news is!

I GOT A NEW JOB!
And not just any job...my DREAM job.
This job encompasses three of my greatest passions: Jesus, children, & my hometown of Somerville, TN.

I am so honored to announce that:
 I am the new Director of Children's Ministries at First Baptist Church Somerville!

This church means SO much to me.
It was the church I attended growing up...
It was the church I was baptized in...
It was the church that Jonathan and I were married in {& my parents too}...
When I look back on my life, many of my best memories were here in this church...
It is my HOME, my family.

As, many of you know my degree is in Elementary Education.
And I much as I loved teaching children about math, science, & social studies...
I can't imagine anything more important than teaching children about Jesus :)
I'm so honored that God has given me this opportunity!
And so excited to work with the children & families at FBC Somerville!

My heart is just overflowing with joy!
God is SO good :)

103 comments:

Amy and the City said...

Oh congratulations!!
So amazing to get your dream job!!

Mrs. Mama said...

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! CONGRATS!!!

Michelle P said...

Congrats!

Tamara @ T {times} Three said...

Congratulations! Sounds like a fun, new adventure!

Christin said...

So happy for you!!!

Elizabeth said...

Oh that's so great! Congratulations!

Tiffany said...

Congratulations!!! That is so exciting! I can't imagine how excited you must be.

Leslie said...

Congratulations, Valerie!!! So happy for you! Sounds like your perfect job!

Amy Nix said...

That is wonderful! Congratulations!

Lauran {The Real Young Housewife of Southern VA} said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting!!!! Prayers for a successful career go out to you!!! xoxo!

Julie said...

That's fabulous news! Congrats doll :)

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

Oh Valerie this is such awesome news :)
Good for you, girl!
You're gonna do great things!

xo

CMae said...

Congrats! I think everyone deserves to have their dream job come true at ONE point in their lives!!! Now you can say you are just living the "Dream" :)

AllisonFay said...

I'm so happy to for you- it seems like this job will fit you perfectly! Congrats!

Sarah said...

This is amazing!! I just love the children's director at our church, she always makes Avery feel so special - I know you will be the same way :) So excited for you!

Kathleen said...

SO happy for you! :)

Whitney said...

Congratulations!! How special to have a job you absolutely love doing everyday - won't feel like work at all :)

Amanda said...

Congratulations! What an amazing opportunity!

P!nky said...

That is so fantastic, God is SOOO good. You are going to do amazing, those children are ALREADY blessed because you have been hired!

Prayers, sparkles, good thoughts, good lucks and WOOHOOS your way girl!

xoxo

Cortney said...

That is SO GREAT!!! Congratulations!

Veronica Sitten said...

How exciting! Sounds like a terrific job! :)

Tiffany said...

How incredibly wonderful! What a blessing to be a part of a church that is already your lifelong family. As for teaching children about Jesus, I get it. I teach in a Christian school, so I get the math, social studies, reading, but we also pray together, praise together, and discuss very important life things together. It is the best! You are going to love what these little people have to teach YOU!

taylorlsteele said...

AHH! How exciting! Congratulations!!! :)

Rachel said...

Congratulations Valerie!!! When do you start?! This is so exciting, God is so good :) I am studying Elementary Education right now, but you know what the best part is? I am going to a private college where we minor in Religion, and get a "divine call" from God to teach in a private Lutheran school after we graduate! Hopefully I will be able to teach Jesus' little lambs one day too! Praying that the Lord blesses you on this exciting new opportunity!

Samantha said...

CONGRATULATIONS! That's so great!!!

Abbey S said...

Congrats Valerie! That's great news! I'm sure you'll be wonderful at it. :)

Chelsea L said...

Congratulations! That's so great!!!

megan said...

That's awesome news!! So happy for you!

Nicholl Vincent said...

So very happy for you Valerie! God is good!

Whitney of Washington said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news!!

CALLIE said...

O my goodness!! Congratulations to you :) Best job in the world.

Shayna said...

Congratulations!!! That is so awesome & you deserve it!!!

Kerrie said...

yay! That's great! Congratulations!!

Carolina Charm said...

God is SO good! Congratulations, friend! This is the best news I've heard all week. I am so happy for you!!!

{Jessica} said...

Congratulations sweet girl! I am so happy for you:) May you prosper in all that the Lord has planned for you - I'm sure you will! What great news!!!

Sarah said...

Yay!!! congrats, congrats, congrats! that is so awesome for you!! you will be awesome at that!!

Kaity said...

Congratulations!!! Such exciting news!!! You absolutely deserve it, pretty lady :)

Sarah said...

Congrats pretty lady! This is great!!

Caroline said...

So happy for you!

Andrea D said...

Congratulations on your dream job! Sounds like you're going to be wonderful at it :)

Ariane said...

Valerie, I am so happy for you! I can't think of anyone more deserving of this amazing blessing! :)

Faith said...

that is so amazing! congrats! you are going to be incredible! that is the best job! :)

Pamela said...

So exciting! Happy for you!! congratulations!

Shannon Marie said...

I am so excited for you! I will be praying that God will always use you to impact each child you come into contact with. I honestly can't wait to graduate in a few days just so I can get back to my HOME church- there is nothing better. My greatest congratulations! :)

Emily said...

Congratulations! Sounds like an amazing opportunity!!! God is so good!!

Brittany said...

Congrats!! How exciting for you!

Amanda said...

CONGRATULATIONS, VAL!!! This such wonderful news! My heart is so full for you :)

thecoffeehouse said...

so very awesome. they are lucky to have you!

Sara Holt said...

That is such an amazing opportunity! As a teacher at a public school, I am somewhat jealous! haha I wish you all the best of luck with your new endeavor!

Alexa said...

Oh congratulations sweetie! That is the best news!

Ashley said...

Congratulations!! What a wonderful job. I know you'll enjoy it.

Kristina said...

Congratulations! Sounds like a perfect job for you!! And what a beautiful Church!! Good luck in your chapter in life!!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

congrats, missy miss! excited for you :)

Page Twenty-Two said...

Congratulations, Valerie!! What a wonderful opportunity:)

Amy {Fresh and Fancy} said...

Yay! Congratulations! So happy for you!

the lovebirds said...

well, this is exciting- certainly a dream come true for you! Congratulations!

Allyson Butler said...

Congratulations! I love church childcare programs - it has always been my long term goal to be the director of a mothers' day out program. This is going to be so great for you!

Meg {henninglove} said...

congrats on your new job!! what a great provision from God!!

His Little Lady said...

i love that you and your husband were married in the same church as your parents. too precious!
and yay for your new job!! many congratulations to you!
xo TJ

Mrs. in Memphis said...

That is amazing news! Congrats!

Married...with a Pup said...

A BIG congratulations to you!!

Andrea {kerubo mama} said...

That's so perfect! I love your heart for teaching the little ones about Jesus.. what an amazing opportunity!! All the best!! xoxo

Haley said...

That's so exciting!!! Congratulations!

Meg Cady said...

CONGRATS!!!

Kelly Ginn said...

What a difference you will make there. I know you will be great. The Lord is so good!!!

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

Congrats!!!!

Lindsay Fillmore said...

that's awesome!!

Sarah said...

Congrats!! God is good!!

Nicole said...

YAY!! Congrats!! I know it must be a great feelings to be exactly where God has called you! Praying for your new transition!

tara said...

that is such great news! congrats!

Lauren said...

Congrats!! <3

The Not Quite Military Wife said...

Wow that is so amazing! I have an elementary teaching degree and would love that job! Congrats!!

Allison said...

That is fabulous Valerie! You will be amazing!!

Samantha said...

Oh this is so exciting!! I am so happy for you!! Praise GOD!

Emily said...

Many congratulations to you, Valerie! Things always happen as they should and God clearly thought this was the perfect place, at the perfect time for you. I know you will be wonderful at this!

Annie said...

Valerie, that's fantastic! Congratulations!

The Cramer Life said...

Congrats! think about it - you get to have your dream job and you'll be rewarded highly in Heaven! Jesus cherishes His children and the ones that teach them will be rewarded greatly! Children are special in the eyes of God!

Janna Bogert said...

Congrats! That is ABSOLUTELY amazing!!!

Tess @ AModernSuburbanitesLife said...

congrats love!

Rachel said...

I'm so so so excited for you!!!! You're going to be AMAZING in that position... I can't wait to see what God has in store for you!

The Sweetest Thing said...

oh YAYYY!

The Sweetest Thing said...

oh YAYYY!

The Sweetest Thing said...

oh YAYYY!

Suz said...

THIS IS SO AMAZING! God is so great :) I'll be praying for you!

Kim said...

That is so wonderful! I married into ministry, but it has been such a wonderful adventure. Can't wait to read about your new journey!

THE COOK'S said...

Seriously I'm so stinkin' EXCITED for you!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! You are gonna do amazing, sweet girl!! :) :) :)

Lauren said...

Just found your blog through Alyssa!! I'm living in Memphis too, believe it or not we have no church home here - crazy life we live, but I'm thinking about maybe checking yours out sometime!

Can't wait to read more and congratulations on the new job. God always provides!

Val said...

Congrats. I'm truly so happy for you!

Alyx said...

How exciting! Congratulations!!

Kristin said...

Congrats!! You will be amazing!!

natalie grace said...

Congratulations Valerie!!!! That is so great. What an awesome job, hand-crafted for somebody like you who loves to do it. God is so perfect. :)

McKenzie said...

That sounds like an amazing job, the Director of Children Ministries at my old church was the most joyful woman I ever met, and truly loved getting to work in that position. What a blessing that is! I hope it's incredible!

Heather said...

This is amazing news!!! Congratulations!!

Kristi said...

Congrats! That is amazing! It is going to be so rewarding and fun.

natasha {schue love} said...

A HUGE congrats Valerie!! So so exciting! :)

sophistifunk said...

sooo exciting! congrats :) that sounds like an amazing job

Holly said...

Hey girl I just tagged you in my post!

Emily @ Raines and Shines said...

congratulations!!! so excited for you.

Samantha said...

woot!! congrats on the job!!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Congrats..so excited for you!

Celeste said...

That is SO AWESOME!!! Congratulations! I can't wait to see what God has in store for this part of your life. You are going to be GREAT!

Becca @ Life as a Fitzgerald said...

That's fantastic!!!

Shelby said...

Congratulations on your new job! That is so exciting!