Finally Friday!

When I say this week has been tough, it’s an understatement.

I haven’t had the time nor frame of mind to work on new activities.
My heart is heavy with the struggles and issues of the children at my school.  

I grew up in a bubble.  The things that we’re dealing with now weren’t even on my radar growing up.  And being a teacher, you don’t just turn off at 4:00 each day (or however late you may stay because you’re so busy).  The work and the emotional ties come home with you.  I’m working at a school that’s pretty tough.  There’s no bubble anymore.  It’s scary to think about.

I love my kids with all my heart.  This week was a true test of will, strength, and faith.  I hope that all of you have a restful weekend.  I have next week off and have tons of things written down to share with y’all.  I look forward to rejuvenating and coming back with full force by Monday.  :)

I’ll leave you with a note one of my precious babies left on my desk today:

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    KatieWood
    November 16, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    This literally made me tear up. I have the privledge of knowing first hand what a wonderful teacher and person you are.

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    Dana
    November 16, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Aww, Katie! I love you and miss you (and all my GS's) so much!

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    Brittany
    November 16, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Thank you for being so honest with us! You teachers who teach in areas like this are such an inspiration to me. I pray and feel for you often and hope to someday be as brave as you. I hope you are able to enjoy your week off!!

    Brittany
    Stickers and Stamps

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    Dana
    November 16, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Bless you, Brittany! You are too sweet. :)

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    Louise Roy
    November 17, 2012 at 9:23 am

    As teachers we want to make a difference and Dana, you obviously are doing exactly that. May God bless you and help you when things get overwhelming and difficult. :)

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    Dana
    November 17, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Aww, Louise! Thank you. :)

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    D. Frideley
    November 17, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    I'm there with you. My bubble was burst 7 yrs ago when I began teaching at my current school. I think Foster Care and the parents who cause the need for Foster Care are the reasons my bubble burst. I believe it is nurture not nature who makes a person who they are (for the most part).

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    Stephanie Ann
    November 17, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    I'm with you girl…it's just so sad sometimes :( I love the note you got. It's so important for the kids to feel comfortable and in a safe environment and they obviously feel that way with you. Keep up the great work!

    Stephanie Ann
    Sparkling in Third Grade

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    Dana
    November 18, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Thanks, Stephanie! And yes, thought sweet little notes will keep you going when times get tough. :)

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