Who could have known that my favorite job so far in my life would also be the one that I make the least money at and am more tired when I get home than any other job I've ever had?
I'm a substitute teacher! I love it! I love these children! Every one of them. Within moments I can be told, "You look pretty" by one child and "I don't like you" by another and both comments sound as sweet to me as anything I've heard. I have it easy. I get to go in, be a blessing to the teacher because they get a much deserved break. I also get to be a blessing to the children. Most of all, I am blessed to be able to be a part of these sweet lives. I guess it's been a while. I forgot that every child, at every age is such a precious soul. The middle school aged children are independent and yet still children. The high school aged children are really more adult than child but they still have so much more to do and learn. They are excited and expectant about their future without realizing that they lack experience. Even though young people lack experience, they have an abundance of fearlessness. They are excited about the future. Then there are the elementary children. Oh my heart. I can't contain it sometimes. I met three little guys last week and I spent the day with them. They are "on the spectrum". We became fast friends that day and I look forward to being their teacher again. It hasn't been very long since I started but I know I don't want to stop!
I also had the pleasure of delivering my favorite set of family photos so far last weekend. Here are a few of my favorite shots:
I hope that in time, people will book appointments and I will be able to bless families with cherished photos more often! I loved the look on the Momma's face when she saw her sweet babies' faces! That was the best part!
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