I hear that a lot at work from former students. "Mrs. King! How are you, etc... What happened that you have to work at WalMart? Did they fire you?"
I never go into all the details with them (they are just teenagers who think they know my whole life:) ) just tell them that I stay home with my kids now during the day and work in the evenings. Here is the ugly truth:
I LOVE my job. I really do. I hear lots of people say, "ugh, walmart?!" and things similar, but my job is great. I get to smile at someone who hasn't seen a smile all day, maybe all week. I get to help people get out as soon as possible (no one likes to wait in line at walmart). I get to be God's light to someone who just wants to know why I'm so happy, even when I'm having a bad day. I truly believe God has put me at this job for a purpose. Everyday I walk in I ask God to let me shine on someone that day.
So when you see me behind the register at WalMart...just know that I'm there because I want to be...because God put me there for HIS purpose...because it allows me to be home with my kids and still keep my sanity!