Friday, December 19, 2008

Whoa, what was that?! The rug being pulled out from under me??

Um, yeah. Seems like the budget cuts in Virginia hit me and and took away my dream of getting my Master's to be a Reading Specialist.

I just got off the phone with my college and then with the Superintendent's Secretary, who had to confirm what the college had told me, that because of budget cuts, he could reimburse me for the classes but couldn't pay for them outright. And we don't have that kind of money, heck we're paying more each month than Chris brings in extra to pay for his schooling.

I just feel like the walls caved in on me. And wouldn't you know, this happens when all the funding for the year has dried up to get my classes paid for any other way. It would have been nice for someone to actually let me know this instead of me figuring it out for myself right before Christmas!

He (the supt.) said for me to call on Monday but I'm sure he is going to tell me the same thing. It isn't his fault that the state has cut funding 3.5 million dollars. But it sure hurts like the dickens, like my heart has broken!

It ran through my mind a minute ago that when God closes one door, He opens another, but I just can't see it clearly right now and I feel like the rug and lots of hope has been pulled out from under me.

Please pray for my peace, cause I sure don't feel it right now. I don't want this to be happening.

(I copied and pasted from my fave message boards cause I didn't have the heart to type it all out again.)

10 comments:

Leanne said...

Hugs. Good luck in getting it sorted out and finding the open door - it'll happen. Honest.

Duke said...

So sorry! I will be lifting you up in the coming days! I hope that other door opens very soon! Peace and Grace.

wordsforliving said...

Very sorry ((hugs)) I'm in the boat with you (different circumstances, but disappointment, discouragement, etc.). Hang in there. Sending prayers.

Judy said...

I'm praying for some peace and clarity for you. You are right - there's a door opening somewhere for you...be still and know.

Robin said...

That is horrible! Surely, they (the county) should be paying for this semester at least. I mean, had it not been paid for yet by the county? Christi, I am so sorry. I hope something can be worked out.

Tarasview said...

ah hon, so sorry. That truly sucks.

Oh Boy...Oh Boy...Oh Boy said...

You are % right, there is a reason for this. Things happen in God's time not ours. Unfortunately that doesn't always take away the heartache!!! Sorry you had to get yucky news this time of year. Try not to let it ruin this special holiday for you though!!!

Jennifer said...

So sorry to hear that. I hope it'll all get straightened out soon. Don't lose hope!

Mel said...

I am sorry, praying for amazing peace.

Anonymous said...

Christi,
That is crappy. Have you looked into the TEACH grant? Google it. You should be eligible for a master's in a high need area. I think Reading may be on it.
Christy Bailey