Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I tried to be happy, but this day always gets me as my aunt died today, 11 years ago now. Thankfully I haven’t forgotten her and I know my mom is so happy to finally be back with her. The kiddos at school were excited for the day and there was so much green it was obvious to all what day it was. I wandered through my day, still walking in a cloud of yep this is my life now. Significant changes are on the horizon and it really becomes difficult to be positive. (Negative Nancy alert.) Nevertheless, today I am trying to look at the bright side of things – I have an incredible friend to thank for always being there to listen and I do have things to be thankful for. So without further ado……..
1.) What surprised me today?
Today I was surprised at how much our second grade teacher did! She had shamrock sunglasses for the kids, shamrocks on the floor, lucky charms math activities, necklaces for all the kids, and crafts, crafts, crafts galore! It was hard to feel like an adequate teacher today. Being in grad school doesn’t afford me the luxury of always buying stuff for my kiddos. I do have a nice treasure box of sensory tools though. 😉
2.) What touched my heart today?
The kiddos – they really are the ones (aside from good friends) who have made me smile and felt like I truly have a reason to live. Today my one friend, a 2nd grader of mine whom has been having a rough time lately, yet again sees me coming out for recess duty and runs out of line and across the playground to give me a hug. I’m not a mother, but knowing the absolutely incredible bond I have built with these kiddos touches my heart every single day.
3.) What inspired me today?
The future, and my time spent in prayer. I know discomfort leads to greatness and that all of these changes in my life are leading to better things. I’m inspired by the people in my life who actually care and whom I can say whatever I want in honesty and they are there to listen and never judge me. I’m inspired by the impact I can make in the lives of children with special needs, today – and always.