Huge miracle to report on. Moving to Provo School District form Nebo School District this year has been so challenging. Both of my practicums and my internship were in Nebo School District, so that was where all my experience had been. Provo School District is great, but they do so many things differently from Nebo and it has taken way more adjusting than I ever anticipated. I felt strongly, however, that this school I moved to was where I was supposed to be. Since finding out I have cancer, I have been wondering WHY it was the right thing for me to go through all this hassle of adjusting if I was just going to leave after the first quarter. THIS is why:
I found out that Provo School District offers some of the best benefits for teachers in the nation. Although I will no longer be teaching in Provo District, I will continue to receive 60% of my salary as long as the disability persists. I will also be able to keep 100% of my benefits. I looked at Nebo's benefits just out of curiosity, and I could be interpreting this incorrectly, but it looks like they give you up to 12 weeks UNPAID leave along with benefits. But it's only 12 weeks.... and it's totally unpaid. My heart feels ready to burst. I love it when God tells you to do something and you can see the blessings that result. Some of you skeptics might call it luck. I call it the result of Heavenly Father's love for me, and him showing me that even though I'm about to go through something really hard, he will never leave me without that love and support.