The beginning of a school year is particularly time and energy intense. I love the kids in my class and want to do whatever it takes to ensure they are all happy and successful in my class. However, I sometimes feel inadequate as a mother when I get home after dinner time and don't feel like cooking for, or even playing with my own son. Guilt arises at the thought that I may be giving more to my students than to my own son. Then I wake up and remember that I create my world with my thoughts. Guilt thoughts do not serve me or my son very well, so I start over thinking about all the quality time I spend with Caleb.
Caleb and I had a lot of time together this weekend as we often do. We watched a movie, attended his soccer game, and read stories together. I took him for a much needed hair cut and dinner out. We played with our cat, Peachy. We made bread with freshly ground flour and we stayed up late to lay on the grass and watch the stars!
Special times building loving memories are what life is all about for me. My husband, son, and extended family are so dear to me. I thank God for blessing me with great abundance.
There. Now I am ready to teach other people's children on Monday.