Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Back in the Saddle Again

     Well, my year of being a stay-at-home mommy is officially over. Sniff, sniff. . . I started working again a couple weeks ago when school began. I'm at a different school this year--- back at my elementary Alma mater actually. I do miss my friends at SGE, but I'm so grateful to be where I am this year. If I had stayed at SGE, I was going to be teaching 1st grade again. Don't get me wrong, I love first grade! But being in the classroom entails A LOT of "take-home work". I was worried about missing time with my family. Through a series of texts, I caught wind of a reading interventionist position that was opening at Summerfield. At first, I wasn't interested. My brain had finally started settling in to being back in the classroom. Adam finally convinced me to at least throw my name in the hat. So, I updated my resume and emailed it (tacky right?) to the principal on a Sunday night. Monday morning, while I was visiting my friend, Crystal, in the hospital, I got a call to come in for an interview. They were interviewing for the position right then, so I needed to be able to come within a few hours. Thankfully, I was decently dressed and even had make-up on. The interview went well, but I never expected what would happen next. I went to pick up Sara Beth from my parents' house, which is literally 3 minutes away. As we were headed home (it had been about 20 minutes since the interview) I got a call asking me to come back to the school again. So, there I was, with my baby on my hip, in the Principal's office, surrounded by administration folks. "We'd like to offer you the position, if you are interested."  Really. It was that easy! I've never before had something just fall in my lap like that! God is amazing!  So, now, when I'm lonely in this new place, missing my best friends and my baby girl, I try to remember that God put me at Summerfield. It's where I am supposed to be. I hope that I can shine a little Jesus and be an encouragement to others while I'm there. Maybe I'm there for me. Maybe I'm there for another teacher. Maybe there is a child that I can help. Maybe God put me there for my nieces, Shelby and Maddie. I get to hug their necks every day now. No matter why God put me there, I am so glad He did! Here's to a great year!
     On another note, Adam is being a stay-at-home daddy this year. He resigned from his job during the summer so that he could be with SB this year and also supervise the building of our garage. I'm so glad that he is able to spend this time with her. He will cherish it forever! I love to hear about what they did while I was at work. It's usually so different than what I would've done with her. He teaches her about tools, helps her climb things, lets her get dirty outside, and other "daddy" stuff like that. It's priceless!


Jonell Hart said...

You're a blessing wherever you are.

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