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Lord, it's Monday

Monday, August 16, 2010

Lord, it was definately a Monday, and definately the first day back to school. I'm a para educator for children. Today was our first day. I am praying for patience. Not with the kids. The kids are great. My stress levels are so high after this morning, that I have a horrible headache, and my shoulder is killing me from being tensed for so long.

I'm kinda like our Autistic children. I NEED an accurate/workable schedule in place and ready to go. I NEED organization. I NEED to be prepared so I know what the heck I'm doing, and in order for me to have these things my boss must provide these things. Lord, help me.... I'm asking for a miracle. I don't want to spend this year living on
X-tra strength exedrine, not sleeping, and in too much pain to enjoy my kids.
Why do I do this? Because I love kids. I NEED to touch young lives by telling them how wonderful, precious, important, worthy, needed, wanted, .....LOVED they are. It is amazing the "condition" of our kids. By "our" kids, I mean kids as a whole. I don't remember this much poverty and NEED when I was growing up. Maybe it was just because I was the poor kid with handy me down clothes, living on flour and water pancakes for breakfast & beans with whatever meat was cheap (if you call ham hocks& cow tongue meat). I thought most of the other kids in my class were SO rich. There is a lot of Need in our schools.
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  • JUANITAGUERNSEY
    You are so right. I thought most of the kids in my class were filthy rich and I always wondered why people with no kids lived in 16-room mansions when 7 of us were crowded in a 4 room with bath house. Made no sense to me at the time. Still seems a shame, huh? I remember ham hocks and tongue. I could eat tongue but I was far happier with ham hocks. I now cook my beans with real ham. Boy am I ever spoiled. I remember when the folks were lucky enough to serve a t-bone steak and we shared 2 of them. Now I can eat at least a half steak by myself, depending on size, maybe the whole thing if I don't have anything with it. However, steak is still a luxury at our house. Jeff buys it; I seldom do unless they are two for one or marked down at a good price. We live on a lot of chicken breast, legs, and thighs, mostly the latter of the three. Sometimes, like tonight, we didn't have anything in the house to eat except peanut butter sandwiches so Jeff sent me out for marked down hamburger and 88-cent buns. Pitiful but still better than popcorn morning, noon, and night which is sometimes the case at our house.

    Glad you love the kids and the work you do. Too bad, your boss can't get it together better. Hang in there, cause those kids need you, dear.
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    Comment edited on: 8/18/2010 11:52:25 PM
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