Thursday, January 28, 2010

something to think about....

it seems the past few weeks i have been on an emotional roller coaster...great things happen and then something brings that lovely high to an abrupt stop..makes me wonder why can't we always be on that "high"..wouldnt life be so much easier?

we had a meeting at west region that was pretty me thinking about the future and where i see myself employed in 5 years, 10 years and so on. One thing i do know is my love for children and working with them. That remains the constant. There is nothing more wonderful than hearing a child say his/her "r" sound correctly after endless weeks of drill or hearing a non-verbal child give you a sound. You see to me that is one of the greatest gifts in the world. I love helping and shape these is powerful. I mean don't get me wrong there are the occassional moments when you get kicked, bit, and hit and you are suddenly put right back into reality that it is not all roses...with anything there are moments you want to scream. But when God gives you the ability to help influence a child in a positive manner it is powerful. These children give me hope and inspire me daily to be a better person. They inspire me to dream big and realize that you can do anything you put your mind too. I just want to thank God for giving me this blessing because I don't think I appreciate it enough.

So as I sit at my desk waiting for the next group of kids to come barreling through my door, I simply smile because no matter how bad my day is they sure know how to turn it around.

We have to seize every moment we can to make a difference. It is a powerful thing.

i can hear them running as we speak...oh they sure can make me smile! even though they shouldn't be running.... ;)


  1. A smile can be hard some days but it could mean the world to a child.

  2. Great post - so glad you are serving the amazing kids in our district! As big as it may be!