The Poetry Box has arrived! It came to school on Wednesday and I when I opened it, I was greeted by these smiling authors’ faces. As you can see I posted them as one more clue for the students leading up to the unveiling. I have been watching from afar and have noticed a few children discussing that the pictures match some of the books on the table, exactly as I had hoped! The curiosity is growing and so is my excitement!
Arriving at a destination usually does bring excitment! A family gathering, the beach, a cabin getaway….the closer I get to each of these the more my anticipation grows! I find myself in a funny place now, however, in my life’s journey……the end of my teaching career. While there are moments of excitement there is also a mix of jumbled emotions I am not quite sure what to do with. Sadness, fear, and insecurity mixed with joy, relief, and satisfaction. Now that I think about it, I guess I have been here before : moving from Michigan to West Virginia to teach, getting married, and having a family to name a few, and now the new path of retirement. We are all on the road going different directions. Some trips more pleasant than others. While we may feel that we have made a wrong turn, found ourselves at a dead-end, or are in the middle of unchartered waters we are not alone. It continuously amazes me how God brings me just what I need when I need it! This weekend I have been questioning myself about making the right decision to retire or not; and today this was my scripture reading:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek His will and he will direct your paths.”
My destination may be unknown to me, but my GPS (God’s Positioning System) will guide my steps. I HAVE arrived but my new path awaits…… Now THAT is exciting!