day forty-nine: day's end

I go from a long day at work, including a 90-minute IEP mtg at the end

To an abrupt visit to campus, late for my instructional technology class

Back home to leftover lasagna with the guys

To cub scouts, where everyone piles in my car for a trip to the library

Kick off my shoes as I walk in at 8 and get a text that the bishop would like to see me

Shoes back on for the short ride to the church building

Sat in the lobby for an hour because of a miscommunication

Back home to tuck kids in

And what am I thinking about right now? The sweet little brunette that fell asleep on her mother's lap during those 90-minutes of talking, and planning, and reading test results, and talking, and tests. And talking. That is what I am thinking about. Her angel face right in the middle of my day. The face that said, "Can I rest now?" That snuggled up to her mama while the grown-ups talked about her. Hasta manana, I said as her mother woke her to walk out to the parking lot. Then we will start all over trying to do our best for that little sweet girl. And that is what I am thinking about at the end of my day.

7 comments

Connie | October 7, 2009 at 7:25 AM

I'm wondering what the Bishop wanted! There are times I wish I could curl up on my mom's lap and sleep without a care in the world.

Lara | October 7, 2009 at 7:50 AM

And that is what makes you such an amazing teacher.

Barbaloot | October 7, 2009 at 8:35 AM

I'm with Connie---what'd the Bishop want? :)

Kazzy | October 7, 2009 at 9:28 AM

Turns out there was a release to be issued. ;)

Linde | October 7, 2009 at 12:08 PM

Do you have a new calling?

Your day just makes me tired reading about it. I remember so well those long IEP meetings. Trying to get the goals right and help the kids. Tons of work!! Good for you. I'm sure they love you.

Kimberly | October 7, 2009 at 1:18 PM

What a big heart you have. My heart wants to be bigger when I read about yours.

Heidi Ashworth | October 7, 2009 at 3:12 PM

My bishop NEVER texts me . . .(that sweet little girl is so lucky!)