Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Maybe it is worth it!

These past couple of weeks I have been burnt out and tired trying to juggle my many hats. Sometimes I feel like no matter how hard I try I am failing at being a teacher, a mommy, a wife, and also just me. At times I feel like throwing my hands up in the air and saying I quit. And ask myself is all of this stress and sleeplessness really worth it? But I can't do that so I keep plugging along with sometimes barely even an eighth of a tank. Today was one of those days that makes all of my want to climb back into bed days worthwhile. After school today, while I was tutoring one of my students for a test. One of my students from last year came in and asked me if I was busy tonight. Kind of puzzled, I replied no. Then he asked if I would come to his basketball game tonight. Tonight was teacher appreciation night for the boy's basketball team and he wanted me to come as his teacher that he was honoring. I was very touched. (After all I taught him a whole year ago.) So tonight before the game, I was escorted on to the court by my student as the announcer read a letter from my student about why I was chosen as his teacher. Even though it was hard to hear all of what my student wrote, what I could hear made me realize that I do impact my students and what I do really is worth it. Thanks Dillon!!