Sunday, October 4, 2009

time is up

My precious little boy is 6 weeks old.
This means only 1 thing...I have to go back to work tomorrow.
I can't believe it.
It seemed like such a long time away 6 weeks ago.
Now it's here, and there's nothing I can do about it.

I'm having a hard time tonight thinking about going back.
I went to school today to get ready and I just looked around my room and felt lost.
I had no idea what had really been going on in there these past 6 weeks.
How are they going to react to me?
I don't even really know where they are academically.
AND, I have 2 nights of conferences the following week.

However, I do believe that God has called me to be a teacher.
I feel that even more as I have been praying about things lately.
So many of my friends get to stay at home with their children and I often wonder if that is what I'm supposed to be doing.
After a LOT of prayer, I truly feel that God has a plan for me and for right now it's to be in the classroom.
I feel that after becoming a mommy, I have become a better teacher.
I constantly think about my kids through out the day, but find comfort in knowing they are with Grandma.
They are with a loving, caring and compassionate Christian woman.
While I am being a loving, caring and compassionate Christian woman to 22 kids.
That is what I would want for my have a teacher that is a Christian and truly cares about them.

So tomorrow I will be walking out the door with my 2 kids so I can go to work.
Pray for me!
Pray that I will get rest at night!
Pray that my student's will be understanding as I walk back into an unfamiliar situation.
Pray that the first day of All Day Kindergarten is successful for the students and me!


Jenny said...

Shannon, you are right where you are supposed to be. =) You are so lucky that you have your mother-in-law watching your little boys. What a comfort that must be! You are a good mommy and a good teacher! I will be praying for you tomorrow that the transition for you and the boys, and your 22 kids goes smoothly. I am sure it will!

Amy said...

Very well said, Shannon. I'll be thinking of you tomorrow!

Amanda said...

God has a plan for all of us...and the only thing that matters is making sure we are open to Him and willing to be where he wants us. I am SOO glad you have peace about that. You are a wonderful teacher and I can only pray that my children will have teachers just like you when they are in school.

I will be praying for you today.

Olivia said...

You are in my prayers today!