“Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little.”
- Philippians 4:11-12
I have had it both ways! I decided to become a professional by fulfilling my dream as an educator. I taught for however long needed me to, and then when He lead me through different circumstances to leave my profession I did.
I was blessed enough to stay home raising my boys, and being a “full time wife and mom”. These four years have been the best of my life.
During this time I learn more about me than I never knew it would be possible. I met the right people who allowed me to grow as a woman, and also time made clear who my true friends were.
Two years ago, I came back into the business of educating children, and God was taking care of me because he put me right back in the wonderful family that we are in our campus. I came back happy to serve the Lord in my students by using the gifts He has given me. I came back eager to love every child, and seek counsel from strong women who work with me. These two years have been busy to say they least, but also well worth living.
When I came back into teaching, I made a promise to myself that I would never forget Who I serve, and who I serve is the Lord. Everything I do as an educator is for his glory. When I am in my classroom, I give it my all because it is all His.
When I am home, I give it my all, for all I have is His. I seek His counsel and strength to love my husband and children in the moment because that is all I have. Life consists of precious moments that will never come back, and realizing that all I have belongs to Him, I understand I must care for his precious jewels.
He has given me a life, a purpose, a husband, a family, a group of students, colleagues, and friends, and talents that need to be used for the greater good.
When I begin to feel sad about leaving my boys to go work, I look at The Cross, and see His sacrifice, and that tells me one more time, that I am okay in both situations because He sustains me. - 5 hours ago