Counting Backwards

Thursday May 19, 2011


My simple pleasure this week?

Counting backwards from three. Three more days, that is -- today.

Three more days in the classroom.

Lest you think me a heartless teacher, simply imagine my high school classroom, packed with teens bursting with anticipation for summer. I love them, but oh, my -- they DO want to be out.
Our exams begin on Tuesday, so it's three more days of the classroom routine. Trying to teach, trying to review, trying to contain...

Yearbooks everywhere. "Can I go...?" over and over. They just want out.

But today, I was reminded that each day has its purpose -- whether it's Day #1, 2, 3 or 98. Because there are still needs, hurts, kids that need to be loved. I have a dear student facing unspeakable tragedy and all I could do today was hug her and promise to pray for her.

Every day has its purpose.
May I not wish them all away, but see them as pleasures.


I'm posting today over at the Moms of Boys Society - Growing Respect in Your Sons. Come see! And I'm linking up today with Dayle for Simple Pleasures.



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9 comments:

Heidiopia said...

Last day today for me and though I'm relieved and exhausted I will miss those Little Ones terribly. Bless you, Laura, for what you do and how you love your students.

Karen said...

Laura, that shows how much they love you as a teacher-to confide. But I know you are as excited as they are. Teachers do need breaks!

Dayle said...

The natives get restless this time of year, for sure. Great simple pleasures post ... counting backwards. Love it!

Kay K said...

awwwwww three days and the summer awaits you !!!! enjoy your summer and thanks for shairng !!!

Trish @ Lily-Rose Cottage said...

Yes indeed..each day has it's own purpose in God.
Counting down is fun when there's a lovely point of time to be reached :-)
Enjoy your break!!
blessings..Trish

Debbie said...

I *get* this one completely! I remember the days when I worked full time, and I was so exhausted by the last week of school and in need of a break.

I hope your summer is restful and wonderful, and I'm sorry that your student had a tragedy.

Barb said...

Hi Laura,
Countdown to summer break - sounds wonderful!!! Rest and relaxation coming up!!!
Sorry you have a distressed student, my prayers will join yours.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Christine said...

Oh how I understand!
I work in a High School, also!
We have a few more weeks.
But I am excited to be where you are right now!

Michelle DeRusha@Graceful said...

What an incredible gift you are to those kids, Laura -- I love you for it (and for so much more, too!).

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