As I begin my 9th year as a teacher, nothing is the same.
Nothing is what I thought it'd be for me, my husband, or my two boys.
We wake up knowing Sadie isn't here, and we go to bed thinking we have to do this all over again tomorrow. BUT - What I do know, is that even on my hardest days, I will choose to be thankful.
This is not an easy feat. I promise. But, "we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose" Romans 8:28.
We are still on a moment by moment day; good moments and bad moments. We still hurt, every day. We still cry. We still ask questions. We are still dealing with questions from a 4 and 6 year old. We choose to stand in His love. There's no way to do this without Him.
I ask for your prayers as my two little guys go back to school this week. For my husband who starts two-a-days today, and for my students who will walk into my classroom. May God prepares our hearts for this year. May he continue to bring us peace and comfort.
As he does this for us, we have HOPE.