Stretch Marks


Imagine a rubber band. Imagine seventeen different people pulling at different points on the rubber band. That's how I feel this week. Pretty soon, if someone's not careful, this rubber band is going to snap and poke someone in the eye....

My body knew I was way stressed out before my mind caught up with it. It's been giving me clues like sleeplessness and tummy aches and head aches after lunch. This morning right after our first IEP team meeting with the principal (which lasted 2 hours and forty-five minutes!!), two of my colleagues told me I looked like a volcano trying not to erupt--and this after much prayer on my commute for peace and calmness!!

So my task is this: to LET GO of the things that are out of my control; and to stay late after school to accomplish all that I can. This means training my brain to somehow stop worrying about what I can't change. This means sacrificing more personal time on weekdays at least until mid-October. Also, this means sleep..... If only I could push a "standby" button and sleep....

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

We'll be praying for that much needed sleep and that the Fruit of the Spirit will be yours in abundance.

Proud of you, dad

Anonymous said...

So sorry about giving up personal time during the week....you have so little of it! I'm glad it will only be temporary and the Lord will get you through! Love and Hugs, Mom

Anonymous said...

Makes a career in motherhood sound appealing. A woman will be saved through childbearing...

Gina said...

Motherhood is a 24/7 job!

You're right about letting go and it's good that you've realized it. I used to write down a list before I left work and that helped me mentally leave it there instead of bringing the worries home. The next day I'd work on what I could and then at the end of the day make a new one.

Hope you get some rest!

miss bioteacher said...

EXACTLY how I feel this week. Have a great weekend!

Cheryl said...

Ahhhh....someday you'll learn to walk out the door at your contract time. It may take you a few years! Get some rest! I'm already sick with a cold after only 4 days of kiddos!

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