Saturday, August 28, 2010

Prepared

So...I have my first substitute teaching job on Monday. I am so excited and also quite nervous. I love being in the schools. I feel like walking in to the elementary school here is like walking into church-like family. I haven't taught school since the '98-'99 school year, when I was pregnant with K. J is old enough to be with a friend for a day or two a week. While I can definitely use the money, I am more doing this to be prepared. What if my source of income changes? How can I support my kids? I just need to have my foot in the door. I need to know people and have experience under my belt. I want to be prepared.

Speaking of being prepared, I went to a funeral of a dear friend's mother today. It was a beautiful service. It left me thinking, "What do I want said about me at my funeral?" I want to be prepared by being the best me I can. I don't know when my time to go home will be. I want to have my children cherish the memory of me and know that I love my Savior, that I persevered through heartache, and that I try each and every day to live my life in accordance with God's standards. I want to be prepared.

Random, I know.

6 comments:

nikko said...

How exciting! I didn't know you were going to sub!

The 7B's said...

You are an awesome teacher! Good luck!

The American Homemaker said...

The stress of being a single mom is tough! Putting the financial responsibility on top of everything else a mom does isn't fun!

Missy said...

Umm...I dont know you except for reading your blog, but I think those are things that will definately be said at your funeral.

dieMutti said...

Ah ha! THAT'S where you were when I tried to call to tell you about seminary! :) Coolio, I can't wait to hear about the day!

And I will remember the stuff to say at your funeral as long as you remember the chips for mine! :)

utmommy said...

I actually really enjoy subbing. Good luck!