Thursday, November 10, 2011

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 10

I'm so very thankful for the amazing job I have. While, I'd prefer to be at home with Ellie everyday, it's not possible right now. So instead I get to go spend my days with a classroom full of 2nd graders.

My days are full of children who make me laugh, teach me more than I teach them some days, gross me out and sometimes their stories make me cry. I'm lucky to do something I am passionate about. I'm lucky I get to teach children.

I'm also extremely thankful that I work with an absolutely wonderful group of people. They make my days brighter and a whole lot of fun. We truly are like a family and I love them dearly!

We also have the best custodian in the world. He goes above and beyond for all of us! I teach in a portable and he goes out to my room and turns on the air or heat in the mornings before I get there so the temp will be perfect. When we had super cold days last year and school was closed due to the ice, he went up to the school on his own time and checked on things, turned on heat in the portables and made sure everything was ok. He didn't get paid for that, he did it because that's the kind of man he is. He will drop his lunch if someone needs something. He is truly a one of a kind guy. (and he's single...which still amazes me!)

So even though I wish I could spend my days with my sweet girl, I have the best of both worlds. I even have great vacations. I'm thankful for being able to do something I love.

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Sarah said...

Yes you have the perfect job in my eyes! Great vacations that you get to spend with your girl and something new everyday with your classroom of kids! That custodian sounds like an angel. Glad to hear stories like that to remind us all that there ARE good people still out there :)

Sam said...

Amen, sister! Nicely said! I have been doing art in Jarrah's room every Wednesday and while those are first graders, I can definitely appreciate the specialness of this age group--they're very articulate and engaging while still being open and loving and totally uncool. ;) Love it!

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