By Allison Gingras|2018-03-22T06:50:29-05:00March 22nd, 2018|Walk in Her Sandals -Option B|2 Comments
About the Author: Allison Gingras
Allison Gingras is a social media and digital specialist with the Diocese of Fall River, Family Rosary, and CatholicMom.com. Kelly Wahlquist wrote the foreword for her "Encountering Signs of Faith: My Unexpected Journey with Sacramentals, the Saints, and the Abundant Grace of God" (Ave Maria Press). She created the Stay Connected Journals (OSV), including "The Gift of Invitation" and "Seeking Peace." www.ReconciledToYou.com
At the age of 46 I went to college
As a mom of 6 and a grandma of 3 as well as a wife and caretaker of my mom I plowed ahead. I did well and so wanted to teach social studies to kids with learning challenges (youngest son is special needs)
Went to classes for over 5 years and took all classes for both regular and special education
When I did my student teaching I did well in regular middle school classes but when assigned to a behavioral class at two different levels I bombed. The lack of effort but more the lack of respect was horrible. The college wanted me to finish but after a lot of tears and prayers I quit trying in special education but ultimately finished in regular with flying colors.
At the time I didn’t understand why but now I know that pride kept me going and God had different plans for me
After graduating He revealed it-.for 9 years I worked for the Church and with the help of the Spirit developed a program that had parents staying during RE for their own formation
Now I work as a volunteer leading adult groups
So God allows dreams to die so He can resurrect His own plans and He is at all times great
Susan, thank you for sharing your story. The gift of Hindsight is so profound sometimes!!!