Showing posts from September, 2013

Your problem or mine

“Your problem is how you are going to spend this one and precious life you have been issued. Whether you're going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are.” 
― Anne Lamott


There are many days that go by that I wish my awkward teenage students would just sit down on the edge of their seats and selfishly drink in the words that I have to say. But not just take the words for what they are, but read in between the lines that will give a glimpse of my story. No, our story.

I wish they would read between the lines of a young 20-something girl who wakes up every day before the sun with a passion that she doesn't quite have figured out and goes to bed every night seemingly a failure, still unsure. But one thing she knows is that she wants to love consistently and be loved just the same, to have a family of 5 or 6, a devoted husband and a warm community to raise her children with, and most of all to understand the love and patience of the Savior.

I wish they'd read in between about the girl who fights their same battles of accepting and loving herself before others, trusting the power of prayer, standing up for what is truth, living out grace, seeking s…

Are You sure?

There are lessons to write. Units to plan. Curtains to sew. Papers to grade. A classroom to attend. MY classroom. I'm a teacher, a real live teacher! Why am I here? This isn't where I'm suppose to be. This wasn't in the sketch. No, no, no it's all wrong. Are You there? Are You sure?