Sunday, August 30, 2009

Gettin' Ready for School...

Summer (what summer???) vacation is coming to a very quick end. It has truly been one of the best summers of my life beginning with an amazing end the proudest school year I've had, the best news I've ever received (our adoption approval letter), two amazing weeks at Omagh (I was sad to miss SPCC this year!), an awesome week visiting my aunt and uncle (and sweet Karoline) in Northern Ontario, and a phenomenal week of summer camp put on by our church. Throw in a few visits with family and friends...and it couldn't have gotten much better. I was busy ALL of the time...but it was the best kind of running around...spending time with people I love and making a difference in the lives of others. Summer ' were fine!!

I was lucky enough to get a full-year job at a brand new school right around the corner from my house this week. Seriously awesome to be able to walk to work every day and to teach the kids in my own community. I love to teach so much!!! I can't wait to meet my students on the first day and get to know them. I can't wait for those "aha" moments when I know that something has really clicked. I can't wait to see them grow, and talk and share as the year goes on. I love, love, love my job. I would seriously do it for free!!

This also got me thinking that I probably won't make it through the school year. Our call from Russia could come at any time (and yes, I still need to mention this to the principal, which I'm nervous about...). It's honestly causing me to freak out a bit!! It's exciting and nerve-wracking all at the same time. I'm worried about all of the unknowns....coming from my safe day-to-day life and adding a new little boy into the mix (not to mention the insane process that's going with it!!) Do all waiting mom's feel this way???

Phew...moment of freak out over!!


Emily said...

Oh yes, at least I did. Even though you've chosen to add a new little person to your family, you still get freaked out as it draws near. Especially with your first, knowing nothing will ever be the same again. Even though the change is welcomed, prayed for, and anticipated - it's still change, and that always gives me the jitters.
Congrats on the job! That's amazing! Here's to a new school year!

Bon said...

Congratulations on the job Becky!! I hope that you have a fantastic year and that it is full of fun, great kid quotes and ah ha moments. Have a great first day of school!

Sarah and Mike said...

I totally just discovered you have a blog too! You've been holding out on me Becky!!

Congrats on the job, that's fantastic news! You definitely deserve it and given that you were offered it on the spot, it is a testament to your skills & abilities. Woo hoo!

Lucy Marie said...

I'm so happy to hear about the job, what a blessing!