Tuesday, August 20, 2013

School Days!

It's time to return to school. 
 When I was a stay at home mom I felt conflicted about the start of school. I was ready for the kids to be back in a routine but I knew that I would miss the laid back days of summer.
Does this resonate with anyone?

As a teacher I feel a pull to be back in the classroom doing what I love.

I start gravitating toward all things school and apples in August and September as I think about decorating my classroom.  

 I will be honest, last year I didn't want to go back to school at all. I didn't feel that pull. I wondered if it were time for me to focus on my blog and a second career connected with it.  
 I wondered if it were time to retire but a few things were holding me back. 
The beautiful ladies I work with
a new batch of little darlings. 
I had already signed my contract so not returning wasn't even an option.  

 I threw myself into loving my class, having a wonderful time and doing the best I could to meet the needs of my kids.
It was a good but difficult year for a number of reasons so I was further convinced that my time at my precious school was coming to an end.  

 I continued to pray about it and a wonderful thing happened. 
Almost every time I contemplated retirement I got a note.
A note telling me or a note telling my headmaster how I had impacted their child and their family. 
It did so much to encourage me and restore my faith that I was exactly where I was supposed to be. 

So it is with renewed excitement I return to school. 
I can't wait to see what God is going to do this year. 


  1. I feel that same conflict every time summer is nearing an end. This year is especially hard because my older son is leaving for college tomorrow. I feel like it's the end of his childhood and everything will be so different after this.
    I'm glad you received your message as to what you should do about teaching! Congratulations to you on being such a wonderful influence on so many children!

    1. Best wishes to you with your college student. It changes when they go off to school but it is still a wonderful stage of parenthood. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Prayer is a powerful thing. I'm glad yours was answered and many children and parents will benefit from your decision to stay on for one more year. God bless!

  3. You know, parents and other people can never guess how much those notes mean. The notes and the moments when you see the kids light up...they are very helpful when you are tired or down.