Open doors...to the future. That's what I see ahead as I reflect on this past week. My favorites?
1. A restful weekend. Last weekend, I found myself with some time of my own. I just squandered it…and it felt so good! I was all caught up at school and ready for our exams this week, so I slept and read and just took it easy. After awhile it got a little two quiet for this mom of four boys, but I just took the short time as the gift that it was and reveled in it!
2. Hope for the future. My son’s future back in Kentucky looks so bright, mainly because of the people lighting the way. (If you're new to my blog, you can read about my son's journey since January here.) His school and church are so excited about having him back in the future, and that’s providing great motivation for him. So thankful for those who love him there!
3. The end! Of the school year, that is. That’s a huge sigh of relief you hear from South Florida.
4. The chance to touch the future. Yes, on some days, my students are frustrating. But what a privilege to be involved in those young lives. It always hits me at graduation time that these are real lives in the making, and to be involved in some small way in their lives is huge. I’m thankful to have that privilege.
5. This quote:
“There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can’t move, and the kind that just give you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies.” (Robert Frost)
I love Frost any time, but this quote is so perfect for the end of the year. (I should recite it at the beginning of the school year, too.) I have awesome teacher friends who are retiring and moving on, and they’ve been not only colleagues but teachers to me. I’ve watched them deal with students, inspire, and make them jump to the skies. I’ll miss those teacher friends, and I aspire to be like them.
Isn’t it awesome the people God puts in our path each day--and the open doors in front of us?
Wishing you joy on the path this week,
Linking up with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story for Friday's Fave Five.