Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Grateful Heart || New Mercies

How's your new year going?  Mine is going great, but I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed with some life changes.  As many of you know, I am a school teacher, and this year, I was able to go back to the classroom part-time.  I spent the first part of the year up to Christmas break teaching our second language students in 4th-8th grade.  It was the perfect job...I loved it!! I could be creative and have fun doing extra things with the students, really honing in on their needs and meeting them where they're at.  It was such a small group of kids I was working with, I was really able to give a lot of them the one on one time that they needed.  

Just before Christmas break, my principal let me know of a need in 5th grade.  She needed a teacher there, and I was dreading talking to her about it.  I thought for sure she was going to ask me to go into that classroom full-time, which I knew would be so so hard.  Thank the Lord I was wrong.  She asked me to go to 5th grade and that I would still keep my 3 days per week schedule.  I've been paired up with another amazing teacher, and so far, we're the perfect team. :)

This week, my grateful heart is for:

+ my sweet class of students (I taught most of them at the beginning of their 4th grade year, before maternity leave)

+ my amazing partner teacher

+ my gracious principal, who's so understanding of my desires and dreams to be home with my kids more

I don't know why I ever question it, but God is so good.  His timing is always perfect.  His grace never runs out.  Although moving to 5th grade is going to require a lot more of my time, I know the Lord will honor me being back in the classroom and make a way for me to not give up any time with my family at home.  

This is the verse I've been clinging to lately:

Lamentations 3:22-24 (The Message)
God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every morning. How great your faithfulness! I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over). He’s all I’ve got left.

A Grateful Heart with Ember Grey


Southern Komfort Blog said...

Gotta love great jobs and even better bosses :)

TheAdventuresofBugandBoo said...

Oh thank God for keeping the part time schedule that's working for you!! I love how wonderful your school is for you :)

Chelsea Jacobs said...

That verse is so beautiful in that translation!

Nikki Stevens said...

Well how exciting to start the new year with teaching a new class! God is good. This will be such a great experience for you. And, worst case-it's only about five more months. But it sounds like everything is going well, yay!

Amy @ Set Free said...

Thank you! It's already been a tough transition, but I love the group of kids I have to work with. And YAY for 5 more months!! Haha...already counting to summer!

Amy @ Set Free said...

I know..it stood out to me and just stuck. I love that! Thank you for stopping by! :)

Amy @ Set Free said...

Yes, it's been a nice surprise because my boss never splits a classroom between 2 teachers. So grateful she's been so understanding of my schedule and desire to be home more!

Amy @ Set Free said...

A to the men. It's been an incredible blessing.