Monday, August 8, 2011

Back to the School House

Today was my first day back to school. This morning I was feeling like this...
But it was a pretty good first day back overall. Thanks for those of you who were praying for an easy transition back. Of course I hated that fact that I saw Ingrid from 6:15-8:00 this morning and from 6:00-8:00 this evening. But not all days will be this long. I just kept reminding myself of that. We had a great motivational pep talk this morning by a preacher from a local church. He spoke all about finding balance.  This was just what I needed to hear because as a teacher, I struggle with that daily.  I give, give, give 100% of my time, energy, and heart at school every day and often have nothing left when I come home.  And that's not the way God intended my job to be.  I have to find a balance and not make everything at school personal.  He also touched on how teaching is definitely a calling from God.  We as teachers know that we will never make a lot of money, we will never get a "raise", or leave work at work.  But we all teach because we are called to do so by God.  He ended with a campus-wide prayer time.  I'm so thankful to work in a public school where we can start the new school year in such a way. It was a great boost this morning.

And good news to all who've been wondering. Baby name reveal: coming soon!


  1. Was praying for you!!! And have you not seen Amelia make that same face Ingrid is? Crazy. So proud of the teacher you are and one day Ingrid will be also. So will the new baby. Oh, and if I have to wait to read the name on your blog, it won't be pretty. Good day.

  2. So glad the transition went well and for the motivational talk! I am amazed by you-being such a good teacher, wife, mom, sister, etc. Praying for your school year!

  3. Oh boy, I'm not looking forward to going back but we do on Friday. Five for $15 bucks??? I am proud! Hope today goes good for you and you get to come home a little earlier.

  4. No earlier MB-later-they have back to school bash from 4:30-6:30! I will be praying everyday for you and those little lives you will teach.Thank you for our school starting in a wonderful way! I am proud of you!Can't wait for name reveal!

  5. So glad you are going to let God help you balance it all, because you have a very big plate full!!! Take care of yourself :)
    Cannot wait for the NAME REVEAL!!!!!!!!!!