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:


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

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

  3. 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!!

    Stickers and Stamps

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

  5. 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. :)

  6. Aww, Louise! Thank you. :)

  7. 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).

  8. 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

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

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