When we first decided for me to stay home, we thought it would be just for the one school year. It made sense because it would be Emily's last year before she went to Kindergarten. As this year went on, I went back and forth so many times about what I wanted. I absolutely love staying home with my kids, but I do miss teaching very much.
A few months ago we got a call from Shari telling us she would have two openings for the twins. This was absolutely delightful! We never imagined she would have even one, much less two spots for the twins. This was really when I began thinking and praying about returning.
I went to the job fair last winter. It was me and every student from USC graduating with a teaching degree. I handed out my resumes, and talked with the principals. Than a couple weeks ago I got a few calls to go on interviews.
On Monday I got a call offering me a teaching position. I don't want to get too detailed, as the paperwork is still being finalized at the district office. But I can say its not at the same school that I left, but it is fourth grade with people that I know well. I'm excited. I'm ecstatic actually!
At first when I broke my leg (also on Monday!) I was furious that this was taking away from the excitement about finding a job. But now I'm thinking of it as a an opportunity for me to sit down and plan. I have so many thoughts about so many things. Now I'm spending my time with my notebooks and professional development books. I'm enjoying coffee in my chair, while the kids play, and I read through my books. I'm doing everything I can to be positive, and focus on any benefit that can be found with a broken leg.
I'm looking forward to everything this next school year will bring, and while I will certainly miss being with my kids all day, I will also look forward to balancing life between my passion to teach and my passion to be the best wife and mom I can be.