Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Door

My life's path has narrowed quite a bit these past few months, as I've previously (over)shared. We were having dinner with some friends last night and talking about, you know, The Big Stuff, and the way I put it was that, as things squeeze down on a person, you start looking for a door - an exit onto a new path. Everyone has those times in life and in the past, as those times have come my way, God has always

always

opened a door for me.
I think that what has been frustrating for me this time around is that nothing has opened. I have been desperately looking for that open door and have even decided I'd jump through a window if that's all that came my way. Metaphorically speaking, of course. I know some of you have been worried about me (as is evidenced by the arm pats and furrowed brows and how-are-you-doing-honeys). I'm not really going to jump out of a window.
Anyway.
So I have felt like I was fumbling around in the dark, with no inkling of what to do next - of how to make things better. And it's been a pretty long fumbling season.

But today, I think that door has finally opened up. My piano teacher called me.
She and her husband run the music studio where my kids take all their lessons and I love the philosophy of teaching and the welcoming environment that they provide for kids of all abilities and ages.
I had my first piano lesson last week and she called me today to offer me a few classes - not to take, but to teach! I would like to state, for the record, that when I hung up the phone, I bawled like a baby girl. I mean, I can't quit my day job or anything like that, and it will add an incredible amount of extra busy-ness to our already incredibly insane schedule, but I'm stickin' my foot through that open door so that it can't close back up.

And I'm so stinkin' excited about it!

7 comments:

Amy said...

Yay!!! I am so very excited for you! Of course, I'm wishing that it meant you could quit your day job but baby steps I guess. Praying it leads to bigger things...

Mary said...

Amen, amen!!!! I am so excited for you. What a great opportunity and I wonder if there are a few more doors that aren't ready to burst open for you. God likes you!

mindy said...

sooo happy and excited for you! what a great opportunity. :)

Christina said...

"Whatever you can do or dream, you can begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it." --Goethe...and we all know you've got plenty of boldness :)

You may not have thought of it, but you are teaching Andrew and Emma to follow their dreams...and maybe some others of us, too...

Jessica said...

I agree with Christina! There are a lot of people out there in the same place as you and waiting for their small but perfect door to open up. Your jumping in and I LOVE that! It's definitely very encouraging and I'm excited for you!

claibornes corner said...

go for it with all you've got - remember I started my dream at 30 - look where it got me - almost 30 years of doing what I love to do - opening other doors (like Art) - and mostly married to your Uncle!!!!

frabjouspoet said...

Hooray! :)