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!


11 thoughts on “Endings

  1. Susan Snodgrass says:

    Congratulations!! I stayed home with our now 32 year old daughter, Leigh. We didn’t have much, but I wouldn’t have traded it for anything. You will never regret this.


  2. Deborah Raney says:

    I agree with Susan. You’ll never regret your decision. And you can have a wonderful career again someday (before you know it!) when your kids are in school or grown. Excited for this new venture!


  3. Cathy Hay says:

    Nora is your most important career!! Schools need teachers like you! Schools/society, however, also need mothers like you!! Kudos and God will bless you for this decision because you are storing up your “treasures” in heaven!!


  4. afreshbrewedfaith says:

    I’m new to your blog – thanks to a friend’s share on Facebook – and love it! I was a full time public school teacher and resigned in the spring of 2014 to stay home full time with my daughter, too. I love every second of being her full time mom at home. Congrats, and best wishes on your journey!


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