Wednesday, July 3, 2013

One Of Those Days.....

 Do you ever have one of those days? A day when nothing seems to go as planned and everything seems to fall apart? Today was one of those days for me. It started out a normal day, but then as the hours passed, I heard some things that hurt my heart. Nothing major mind you, just things I wish I could help change. I don't like it when someone I love is unhappy and it seems there is nothing I can do to help. 
How wrong I am in thinking that though, because there is always something I can do and that something is to pray.....pray diligently for the person and their situation to change or improve. God is always there with listening ears and He will work things out in His way and in His time. Sometimes it is so hard to be patient and wait though. I am choosing to continue to pray for this situation and have faith that God is going to work it all His time!

I also got some news myself today....some news that blindsided me but I am really happy I wasn't too happy at first, but after I found out the reasoning behind the situation, I am quite happy! I found out I am being transferred back to my old school. This school is where my heart kids both went to school there, I volunteered and interned there and taught there for the first 8 years of my career.....until I decided I needed a change.  Anywho, long story short, I will be returning "home" and will most likely be teaching kindergarten. I am pretty excited about it! I haven't taught kinder before, but I have taught first and feel like it will come pretty naturally to me. I love change and I love a challenge, so this will be a good move for me.....:) I have all faith that God is putting me here for a reason and I am trusting in Him to see me through...:)

So friends, I am glad you stuck with me if you are still reading. It's just been one of those days! it's also raining outside.....again.....and that doesn't help at all. I knew if I sat down to write this out that I would feel better....and I do! I really am....I am choosing happiness! 

Speaking of happiness, this is totally random, but this is the book I bought my hubby for his birthday. I don't know about you and your family, but at our house, we love Duck Dynasty. hubby doesn't enjoy reading at all, but when I asked him if he thought he might read this, he said he would! 
That made me happy, happy, happy! I love this quirky christian family...:)

And I leave you with this my friends.....

I try to remind myself of this.....often. 
These are troubling times for teachers, but it's all about the kids. I try to always remember that and put them first. That's the reason I chose education as a career to begin with. I love my students and always refer to them as my other 65 kiddos or whatever the number may be. I've had as many as 120 in 10th grade or as few as 16 one year in first grade, but no matter how many, they are "my" kids. I love them dearly...ALL of them. Every day is a new day in education....I never. ever. hold against them today something they did yesterday. I feed them if they are hungry, buy supplies for them if they have none, hug them if they need one and and pray for them always. In short, I love them, I truly do.

Have a blessed evening and until next time.....


  1. Oh Vicky you life me up! I am so proud of the way you have approached a 'bad' day! I've had those so many times, the 'why me Lord' times! I always need to remember he has me in the palm of his hand and is always there. I know you will love Kindergarten and will be uplifted as you lift up! Prayers for you my sweet friend.


  2. I'm glad you hang in there and teach. We need God called teachers and I believe you are one. I pray the other situation will turn out right (as you said) in God's time.

    Blessings, Theresa @ Finding Grace, Going Mobile

  3. I know the feeling of being uprooted from a teaching position. I always tried to make the best of it. Like you said it is the actual teaching that compels us into this profession and you can do that at any level. I started as a kindergarten want-to-be and ended up in middle school. God sends us where we need to be.

  4. My sweet Vicky, I am sorry for the words that hurt your heart :( But can I just say that I appreciate your sweet spirit and good attitude through it all. I will be praying for you, my friend. "All things work together for good to them that love God..." He will see you through and He has the perfect shoulder to lean on during tough times. Thinking of you!

    Love and hugs to you!

  5. You have such a kind heart. You are so right that sometimes all we can do is pray.

    Um, here too. Ducky Dynasty is such a fun show. I love all the family love.

  6. Oh Vicky, what a great start in school for those kids with you as their teacher. I understand that there is a lot going on in the education world as far as the common core curriculum. I hope Florida is able to find its way out of that mess. Hope all goes well!


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