My K-5th small resource room is not a quiet, orderly place.
Students are constantly moving, thinking, talking, reading and writing.
I do my best to help my students find success.



February 11, 2014

Perspective

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Journal entry, Wednesday, 2/5/14

We received 7" of snow today.  That puts the season total at 59".
The girls made it to school safely and on time.
I spent the day helping teachers fill out intervention paper trails.
Oldest daughter talked of athlete friends signing for a college.
Youngest daughter assembled our new snowblower while I purchased a new gas can and gas.
We had takeout for dinner.
I called my dad to ask how much oil to put in the snowblower.
I got an email from a friend who faces brain surgery.

Why am I sitting here crying over my hot cocoa?
I couldn't get the gas out of the can and into the snowblower, so we gave up and shoveled.

I need some perspective.

4 comments:

  1. SO many big concerns and issues...Yet, I suspect your tears were those of frustration over things you cannot control - there are many - rather than over the cocoa! I wish your friend the best possible outcome and pray your blower is ready before the next blast of winter comes your way....and that your tears were limited - hate to ruin a good cup of cocoa!

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  2. We have had snow but not to that extent. I have felt as you have with needing perspective. Sometimes it's hard. Hope your friend's surgery goes well.

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  3. Aww. That would be frustrating. But I agree, probably just everything at once. Prayers for your friend. And for calm.

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  4. Praying for peace right now in Jesus name! Life is crazy we need peace in this storm! You are doing an amazing job.

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