Thursday, January 26, 2012

Lesson Learned

This past week has been quite the week. My students were crazy and I was really struggling. I have been struggling to get through to one of my students who cannot focus. I did not know what to do. My incentives and discipline plan were not working and I was at a dead end. This child does not have an easy life by ANY means and I knew I needed to be the source of love and attention. I believe it was Jordan's grandpa that used to always say "The answer is always MORE LOVE". Well this particular day it stuck with me. I said a silent prayer that I could have more love for this child. Later in the day I was struck with another thought.." a soft answer turneth away wrath". I did it literally. As I spoke lovingly and almost in a whisper the events of the day took a whole 360. The next day, worried I had scared this child, the child came up and said with a big grin "You are a nice teacher!" I love how the Lord knows what we need to learn and the best ways for us to learn it. Every child needs love and more love on top of that.
Other recent news: I am now 28 weeks along and still kicking. Here is one of the few pictures we have. Everything is going great! My main cravings... cheese sticks, hamburgers, and fries!


  1. Cute! And you're students are seriously so lucky. I'm sure you're such an amazing teacher.

  2. I think I probably said a silent prayer multiple times a day while teaching. I don't know how people can teach without Him :) I also craved cheese sticks, it was probably my main food group my 1st trimester haha

  3. I couldn't get enough red meat for a while, preferably in hamburger form! Funny how that happens!