I sat down and figured out my schedule. I was working five days a week for a before and after school program. My hours were 6:30 in the morning until 9:00. Then again from 3:30 to 5. In the evenings I was working at a restaurant from 6 to 10- 10:30ish. I was also a full time student & an intern. Toss in my church calling & boyfriend & family obligations -and you'll see that I was a very, very busy girl.
The only holes, the ONLY holes in my schedule were on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 - 11:30. That was it. I was feeling pretty discouraged because really who was going to hire someone who was only available two days a week for two hours? I sent up a prayer and left it at that. I just didn't have time to worry about it more than that.
A few days later my phone rang. The conversation went something like this:
Woman: Hi, is this Heather?
Me: It is.
Woman: Oh good. My name is Shelley. Your dad used to be my home teacher, and I think he mentioned that you are an education major. Are you still doing that?
Me: I am.
Shelley: Good! I'm calling because I own a pre-school and one of my teacher's just decided to take a better job and I need someone to take over her class right away. Is there anyway you'd have time to do that?
Me: I'd love to! I just don't know if I can. I've got a really crazy schedule at the moment. When's the class?
Shelley: It's Tuesday and Thursday mornings. I'd need you from 9:30 to 12:30.
(Can we say Miracle?)
But, remember I was only available from 9:30 to 11:30. I had a class. A required for graduation class. I went to the teacher and told her my situation. I asked if there was any possible way I could keep up with the reading and assignments on my own time, and be excused from actually showing up to class. And (second Miracle of that day) she said yes.
I was able to take that job, make the money I needed, and be excused from attending a class that I still got credit for taking. All because prayer works.