Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My First Day of "Principal-ing"

I've been working at an "invisible" job all summer: a new principal with no teachers or students at the school. Today, the key players arrived for the first day of school, and our campus was filled to the brim with life.

I loved watching parents and grandparents taking all the first day pictures and videos.

I loved watching one of my brand new teachers begin her first day at our school. (The students loved her, too!)
I loved having the kindergarten classes come to my office to meet the principal. (I showed the Class of 2024 my school pictures from my first day of school!)

I loved having friends' children attending "my" school. (Welcome, Maggie Sue!)

I had the first discipline visit to my office. (A reminder we don't tell our PreK teacher we think her games are dumb.) I overheard my first entertaining kindergarten story. (Boys, of course, discussing stepping in gross things while barefoot.) I tied shoelaces, hugged crying children, handed Kleenex to crying mommies and overall had one of the best days of my life.

If you have read this blog for any amount of time, you know that the last 9 years of my life have been a very long and winding road. To find this job at the end of that path? In my mind it is nothing short of miraculous. I am so very grateful to a God who restores and blesses us in ways we could never deserve.

And at the end of the day? Flowers from Married Daughter and Faithful Son-in-Law, welcoming me to my new profession.

"This I will call to mind, therefore I will have the hope:

Because of His great love, we are not consumed.

For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning.

Great is Your faithfulness, O Lord." Lamentations 3:21-23

And, for those familiar with my posts, a little more news: thelastonewasnotaccidental.


Anonymous said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!said the "faithful" reader who read between the lines!!! "insert here" Laughing with joy guy rolling on the floor.....
Loved the flowers! Loved the joy as you seemed to write this blog with a smile...The "shoe" fits well, so excited as we continue to watch you walk thru this appointed time in your life!!! REjoicing with you and for you ... and thanking our Gracious God who has been guiding you day by day this last 9 years!!! What a happy post! Thanks as always for sharing!

Dawn said...

So, so happy to hear your first day went so well - I KNEW it would, though! I thought of you as I dropped Kat at the high school this morning and saw your busy parking lot.


Blessings, my friend!!!

Lynn said...

So happy for you! What a joy at the end of that winding road! God is so good to care for us especially at the hard times in our lives and then to bless you in such a way is encouraging for all of us. Love the flowers, such a thoughtful girl you have! Enjoy this sweet time my friend.

Sue Anne McKinney said...

I'm so glad to hear about your first day of "Principal-ing'! So good to hear the joy between the lines and the words! May this first year bring you incredible insight and wisdom as you love, serve and guide your teachers and students! Thanks for sharing such a happy day.

Andrea Harp said...

Your stories about the first "official" day at RRCA brought tears to my eyes ~ SOO happy that it was a day to remember. Definitelywaitingfordetails from this faithful reader!! Love you ~~

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