Well, it’s official.
I am “retired.”
At a school board meeting last night, my resignation was accepted, and just like that my life changed in a big way. After this school year ends on May 16th I will no longer be a fourth grade teacher. It’s truly a sad thought and I will miss it.
I’ll miss the camaraderie between my teacher friends. I’ll miss having 25 kids in a room who think I hung the moon, and being able to help them learn things that they thought were impossible. I’ll miss jumping around the front of a classroom acting like a fool just to teach them a new skill. I’ll miss planning exciting lessons and seeing that “lightbulb” go off in a child’s eyes. I’ll miss the humor of ten year olds. I’ll miss looking out at a room full of students smiling back at me when I crack a joke. I will miss all of those wonderful things.
However, I would miss so much more if I continued to drop Nora off at daycare each and every day. Raising Nora (and future kiddos) is the biggest and most important job I will ever have. So, God has led me to the next chapter of my life…
Stay at home momma!
I feel so blessed to be able to stay home full-time and am excited to start this new journey. I know there will be days I long for a classroom and a little taste of my “old” life, but I also don’t think I will ever regret soaking up as much time as possible with my ever-growing gal.
Cheers to the future!