Seriously! I love being a teacher!

I know I have written this in the past, but I truly love my job as an educator. Over the last few days I have been very frustrated and stressed about the political side of my job, and it has really worn me down. I have more responsibilities as well so it was beginning to pile up and weigh me down. However, tonight I was reminded why I love what I do. It’s the kids. It is so rewarding to be able to make a difference in their lives everyday. There are many kids at school who don’t have a loving and safe home, and I feel honored to provide them with that within my classroom walls.

Tonight I made a podcast for my kids (since they have to make one) and I pretended I was a middle school girl talking about her day! I had so much fun making it! I cannot wait to show them tomorrow! Just by making this podcast I reminded myself why I do what I do. I love making learning fun and showing them that life is an endless road of new and exciting things to learn! I love that we all share laughter and adventures in academics in my class!

If you happen to be in a rough time at work, school or even just in life, try to find your joy. Your reason for why you carry on everyday. If you cannot think of anything, do something you love and it will reignite passion and help refocus your mind onto the good. Remember that you are not alone and we are all here for you cheering you onward towards happiness!

The Tendrils of Love

The tendrils of love reach out for me as I try to run away, but they reach out and pull me back. There are moments when the fear of loosing you due to my anxious disorder, overwhelms me, but your strong hands reach for me and your sweet whispers remind me of the vow you made that crisp winter day. The strength of the promise to stand by my side no matter what the future brings grows more and more with each passing day. The anxiety that wells within me subsides as you pull me tightly into your chest and rock me gently to the soothing rhythm of your breath. As warm tears slide down my cheeks you lift my face to yours and kiss them away. The cool traces of your lips burn my skin and I close my eyes with longing. The reassurance of your touch resounds through my bones and lite a fire within my soul. Your belief in my character is unparalleled and it makes me long to be the woman you see within me. You remind me that God placed a passion for life in my spirit and with it living and breathing inside me there is nothing I cannot do. I will not let you down and I whisper into your ear,

“Thank you for reminding me.” 

The strength to fight on is inside all of us. Never give up.