Hearts for Home Meme

Yesterday I was on Facebook, I am in an admin group for a reunion of people who are middle aged from our hometown. So I am on Facebook more, though things have settled into a more normal pattern there now that it has settled into something. I have a friend who I didn't actually meet in our hometown at the time, but who I have come to know on Facebook. He is friends with some people I have caught up with at another reunion that was held in July. We had been talking on Facebook and the reunion came from that. At the reunion we were able to mention what we had said on Facebook and that kept conversations going. Meeting in person, has now helped on Facebook. This then has helped us to admin this group. Make sense?

Anyway, he wrote he was trying again for a job, or with the company he had already applied for a job with. I sometimes go on the JSeeker site looking for casual work in Canberra for my son. That is how he came to be living with his brother actually. He went for a job interview, didn't get the job, but they asked him to stay with them.

So yesterday I looked for my friend, this led to finding a job that I was already aware of but wanted to describe to my husband. It is manual labour, which our son can do because he has been helping his Dad with renovations. This is for casual work. So I sent it to my husband, a link. He then researched how to get the green/white card. I hope we can follow that up.

Then I found a job my daughter can apply for locally for casual work. She has finished a two year hospitality course on top of her Year 10 and Year 11 workload. At the end of last year I didn't want her to finish her second year really. But at this time of year the teachers spend a lot of time talking to the kids and they talked her into it, and I guess me too.

So last night I discussed the job with her, it was cleaning tables, a small amount of bar work and making things too, I guess simple things to serve. It was an entertainment venue.

The upshot of it was that she doesn't want to have to serve alcohol, which is the reason I didn't really want her to continue last year. I find my mother role is taken from me from a group of teachers quite a lot. But really I suppose it was still my decision in the end. This year we have stated our preferences for subjects more clearly I hope.

So I did the research and I don't think she will be applying, but I feel happy I tried to help her with a job.

I heard about a man who is living in the same city as my boys, with the same difficulties. Those being where to live, studying at uni, and getting a drivers licence, with parents 3 1/2 - 4 hours away, in a different State. Earlier on this year I was quite upset as our son had to apply to be put on the lease with his brother. Apparently he should have been on it since he turned 18. So far it is working out. This person wasn't ever on a lease and hasn't got one even yet, he is older than my boys. Hasn't got a licence, which is understandable. I was able to work out after arranging for driving lessons that he got credit by demonstrating his ability that he got driving here before he left home and on holidays. Which is the stage that our second son is now at. I really have to try to put money towards starting him and lessons and seeing if he too can get credit for the skills he already knows and not have to finish his Victorian hours.

I just need to see (so blessed to hear about this other person) that I really need to be his support. All the time and not drop the ball. So far away and he doesn't see us a lot. Will be home in December though, unless of course he gets a card and can work. He hasn't worked before so it is a priority to get him started. So easy to just put things off.


1. Green Card
2. Driving Lessons
3. Keeping involved in my daughter's schooling
4. Keeping myself encouraged to keep going

This meme is:

Gae says:

In today’s busy and aggressive society mothers at home are not given much encouragement to be committed to their role in being home.

In my weekly 'Hearts for Home' post I am encouraging myself and others to commit to thinking about what 4-6 things we can do each week to bring our thoughts, prayers and actions to keeping our 'Hearts for Home'.

I am praying that a spirit of gentleness, generosity in thoughts and time along with loveliness and grace would lead us to be all that God wants us to be.

I pray also that each person involved in 'Hearts for Home' would also pray for any others involved as well.

May you be blessed by this initiative. I pray it brings you and your family many blessings.

So each week list 4-6 things you will commit to that will keep your "Hearts for Home'.
Please leave a you name and a link to your blog (if you don't have one just leave your list in the comment box) and perhaps a comment so we can all see and encourage each other.


Debbie said…
This might help with the white card (for construction), I did mine thru this company and it was relatively easy needed it to clean on site.
Debbie said…
www.BlueDogTraining.com.au I forgot the link:-)
Gae said…
Dear Linda,
I was exceited to see your link this week and delighted to read your post. I would say you are very involved with everything you do.
That would be one of the things I would struggle with, the usurping of my motherly guidence by others. I think you handled that so graciously.
I look forward to visitng again.
Many blessings and prayers this week
God Bless
daisymum7 said…
Hi Linda

Thank you for the welcome back message on my blog. IT is truly nice to be back.

Sounds like your life is as busy as ever.

We spent a week in Victoria recently we did the Great Ocean Road, all the way Nelson then up to Mt Gambier and Penola and on to Ballarat and then a long run into Dromana on the Mornington peninsula for a friends wedding. It was a long week but we saw so much gorgeous country and some wonderful sights. From memory at one stage we weren;t too far from where you are.

Linda said…
Thanks Debbie, I like what is written on the card.

Gae thank you for your words of encouragement.

daisymum that is fantastic if you were in my district. Sounds like you had a wonderful opportunity visiting Victoria and now knowing what it is like, well it sounds like you saw new things. I went on the Great Ocean road when I was a girl. My husband is from that area.
Country Chook said…
Hello Linda, I hope you get to achieve your 'Hearts for Home' goals this week. I can understand your frustration with teachers usurping your maternal role. It happens far too often! I think it's great that your daughter did not want to serve alcohol;-) many blessings..Trish (in NSW)

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