You see, some rather huge changes have been working their way through my life in the past few weeks. I was offered a completely different job. And I took it.
I had to resign my jobs as second grade teacher in public school(I will finish the school year out) and Children's Pastor at a local church (my last Sunday was Mother's Day).
I've had to start cleaning out 22 years worth of teaching "stuff", because I will no longer be in the classroom. I have begun sorting out multiple piles to give to future and present teachers in my life.
(Edited to add: Thank you for so many sweet comments...Blogger erased all but the most recent ones.)
I've set my mind to enjoy every minute of these last days in a classroom. (Even though teaching in May is more conducive to hazardous duty pay.)
And I am saying good-bye to so much that is familiar and beloved.
But I am saying hello to something I have always wanted to do. And something I feel I am now far enough through my grief process to handle.
I am going to be an elementary school principal at a private Christian school within walking distance of my home.
To quote a very dear friend, "How often does God walk up to you and say, 'Here is the desire of your heart. Take it.'?"
So, I'm taking it and looking forward to pouring my life into this position. I am so very excited about this opportunity. And so very thankful, too.
"The vision is yet for the appointed time. Wait for it...it will surely come to pass." (Habbakuk 2:3)