Thursday, August 18, 2011
Will It Be Enough?
My "office" for the next 9 weeks is a portable classroom at Mary Esther Elementary - "The Thunderbirds." Monday morning will find me on the receiving end of 15 third graders who the principal believes I can lead to a great start on the school year while the permanent teacher Ms. McClelland is on her maternity leave. I'm a long term substitute teacher.
It's an answer to prayer. Not "the" answer - but an answer.
Like so many roads life takes you down, this one is fraught with uncertainties. It should be a stepping stone to a full time position somewhere in the district. It should help me gain skills in the classroom I can get no other way. It should help New Hope begin to ease her struggling. It should help my family.
But will it be enough?
I do not know.
But I will trust my God who loves me, loves my family, loves our church. I will give everything I have to give to those I love and those I serve.