Doing what I did earlier today was never part of my original plan. An array of emotions are coursing through me today…it’s certainly a bittersweet day for sure. When you give fourteen years to something, I suppose there’s a part of you that just doesn’t want to let it go. But it’s time.
Fourteen years ago, I walked through the doors of a 911 dispatch center for the first time, completely ignorant of what I’d just signed up for. No one can adequately prepare you for the job of a 911 dispatcher. There’s just no way to prepare someone for the stress and range of emotions that you’ll face from moment to moment during any shift. It’s something you just have to live to understand. I’ve lived it. I’ve loved it. I’ve hated it. I’m going to miss it. I’m not going to miss it. I’m done with it. It’s time.
The saying goes that when one door closes, another opens. I’m blessed that God opened the next door before this one closed. This decision has been many months in the making as God has been preparing me for awhile now for this step of faith. To walk on the water, we have to get out of the boat and take a step in faith. I’m excitedly (and with some nervousness) taking my first steps in faith through this new door, looking forward with anticipation to what He has in store for me on the other side. I’m excited and blessed beyond words to be a part of His plan. Today might not have been part of MY original plan fourteen years ago, but God’s plans are bigger and better than our own…and it’s time. More to come…
“Then he said to them all: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.'” – Luke 9:23