Thoughts about life

Friday, August 31, 2012

As I sit here, trying to figure out why I am so blessed, I think about all the people around me who would not feel the same.

Here is a list of things that really made me think this week.

  • First day of school on Monday, how lucky I am to be a teacher, of music, in my amazing district
  • How tired I can be at 11pm, seeing as how I would go to bed at 1am this summer
  • The wonderful parents I have to support my program at school from my booster meeting
  • The focus on money and jobs, that the RNC portrayed instead of the American values that make our country great such as a strong faith in God and a strong home and education for our youth
  • My aunt passing away last night
  • My relationship with the people around me

Here I am, a young, healthy, wife, fur-mamma, daughter, sister, teacher, friend, blogger, but above all of all those things, here in this world.

Last night, my rather young (in her late 40's) aunt died of cancer. She left behind an 9 year old son and she will be dearly missed.

For a year now, she had been battling cancer, and had the brightest spirit even at her death bed. I was not the closest niece she had, but I knew she loved me. She was a strong Christian woman and a wonderful mother. 

This was my first week back at school, and though it was busy and tiring, it was also the first time I felt appreciated and excited to teach in a long time. All teachers say the third year you are at the same school is your best, are all right! I finally feel established enough that I don't have to worry as much. 

This week has been physically and mentally draining, but nonetheless a great reminder that life is a wonderful gift form God, and that things are not always perfect, we are not perfect. Sometimes we loose friends, things, and even people for reasons we cannot explain. All we can do is have faith that God had a reason to take them away.

I received this book in the mail today which will hopefully help me cope with the death of my aunt, and give me the connection I need with my Lord that I have been missing for a few months now. 

All of our lives are busy, and events happen to us that we do not expect, but we can be sure of one thing, God is always with us. He is always guiding us in our everyday choices, and in our patience, understanding, and relationships with others. We must not be so concentrated in the bad, the material, the uncontrollable, we must focus on the love Jesus has for us, even when things go wrong. 

I hope that you all had a wonderful week full of love, grace, and, hope. 

~Mrs. S

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