submission date is tomorrow

Sunday, March 15, 2009

We have been waiting for tomorrow, that date that all adoptive parents anxiously look forward to, for a year now.  It is hard to believe that by the time we wake up in the morning, our dossier will be submitted!  It is even harder to comprehend that now we just wait for a travel date.

While we wait for this exciting news, my dear friend and job-share partner, has tragically lost her sister.  It was an unexpected death, and she was only 31 years old.  She is having a very difficult time with this loss.  It makes you stop and put things into perspective.  We need to live each day to the fullest, and reach out to those we love.  We never know when tomorrow will not come.

I have been teaching the morning for her (math and science) for the past week, and will do so again tomorrow.  It is hard being in the classroom full-time again!  ;)  I have to give mothers who work full-time and raise a family a lot of credit.  I don't know how they do it.  Who has the energy to cook dinner, and then check papers after keeping a classroom of kids on track all day! Not to mention laundry, after school activities, and helping them with their homework!  I am looking forward to all of it, but am cherishing these last few weeks of sleeping in.  Each day, I thank God that I have the opportunity to work and do what I am passionate about, (not to metion working with a exceptional teaching partner) but will have half the day to be at home.  It truly is the best of both worlds.