Thursday, September 10, 2009
"Education develops the intellect; and the intellect distinguishes man from other creatures. It is education that enables man to harness nature and utilize her resources for the well-being and improvement of his life" Haile Selassie I
Sometimes I look around my life and think, "HOW did I get here?"
Its mindboggling to me to think about the GRACE of GOD.
How much GRACE and FORGIVENESS he has shown me.
From THAT to THIS.
From THERE to HERE.
As I sit in my new schoolroom with everything organized and in its place I am HUMBLED.
I am HONORED to be HERE.
I am BLESSED to be stressed oveer lesson plans.
THIS is a GIFT!
Maybe God gave me the DRIVE to take this JOURNEY because I needed it.
Maybe the children would THRIVE in any school.
I dont know.
I LIKE to think it is ME.
I like to think that God gave me these children KNOWING that they needed ME.
The older I get and the longer I am EMMERSED in THIS- I think I was WRONG.
It was ME who needed THIS.
Maybe, just Maybe....I NEEDED to teach them.
Maybe I needed to HAVE to be organized, structured, and on time.
Maybe..THIS was the plan- ALL ALONG.
Funny...the things you THINK you would do differently if you had the chance.
Funny...The things you MIGHT change.
As I sit here in the ORGANIZED, CLEAN, STRUCTURED schoolroom....It hits me.
This is where I was headed all along.
This is where the journey has brought me.
This is MY CHANCE to make a difference in the world.
THIS is my Do-OVER...
This one is a daily struggle....
An "earthly" struggle...
Not the "get lots of attention" struggle.
Not the "immediate gratification" struggle.
Not even the "always appreciated" struggle.
But, In the end....
I am SURE that it is the "SO WORTH IT" struggle.