Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Every time I walk into my classroom I am reminded of how astonishing my God is!  I am fulfilling my calling & I'm blessed to have the opportunity to change lives for living.  I've also been able to watch God move mountains  to create the perfect position and environment for David & I and our needs.  

I grew up thinking that education was an opportunity afforded to the elite.  That the teaching profession was a career for "the chosen" not for people "like me".   It's almost like I felt disqualified from a life of substance & joy. 

I am so thankful that I serve a loving and faithful God!  That God would take a broken little girl, transform her life, and turn all her dreams into reality!

Living the American dream! 

Friday, July 19, 2013

UPDATE…. My classroom is AMAZING! I will be teaching kindergarten – 2nd grade ALC (Academic Learning Center). I have a smart board, cubbies, TV and DVD player, and tons of learning curriculum and games already there (ALL the things that excite me).

The other SPED teacher I will be working with is passionate, energetic. and a phenomenal teacher. I could not be more excited! I so ready to start changing the world! I am so thankful I spoke up and God answered me. ;)

“28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.” ( Romans 8:28 NIV)

I love the Roosevelt District and am so glad to be back!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

What to do?

Five years ago I had my life all planned out.  After college I would find a great man, get married, begin a family, and settle in to the perfect career for me.  When things didn't happen as I had planned I became very discouraged.    I had made so many sacrifices and worked so very hard to not be able to obtain the personal goals that I set for my life.

I have questioned both God and myself on the matter.  As I have reflected on the things that "didn't go as planned" I realize that God had put me exactly where he wanted me for the time being. The situations I've been put in and the experiences I have had although, not what I anticipated for my life, have been very beneficial to me as a person and my growth as a professional.  Looking back I can now see how my steps were God ordained.  I was placed exactly where I needed to be to become who I want to be and live the life I so desire.

That being said I'm currently in a situation that I did not plan to be in.  I'm struggling with knowing if god has placed me here for a reason and to embrace the change, or if I need to follow my heart and search for change.  If where I am at is where God wants me, I will embrace the experience and adapt as necessary.  I just don't want to settle.

Today I realized that there was a miscommunication between the district and myself and the class I'm assigned to is not the population that I want to work with. Now I need to determine if if there's a purpose for me being there or if I should start looking for a different position.  My last job was not what I was looking for, but looking back I realize that through the experience I gained a wealth of knowledge and friendships that were well worth the sacrifice.

The older I become the more intense my need for stability becomes.   I'm ready to meet a man I can spend the rest of my life with, find a job I can settle in, and find a home I can raise David and more children in.    This news has thrown me for a curve ball and is a complete game changer.  What to do?