Teacher, Teacher

Well, a couple of weeks ago I told you all I had a surprise for you. No, my name has not hit the New York Times best seller list, though I’m still hoping for that. 🙂 Hey, it never hurts to dream!

I have been offered a job as a 7th grade Language Arts teacher at our jr. high school. Yes, I know. We’ve always homeschooled our kids. But I taught public school for seven years before becoming a full-time mom. And Mark and I have felt led to put our children in school for a while now. For various reasons, we just feel that’s the right thing for each of them at this time.

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Charis and I will be at the same school. And my parents have agreed to be on-call for Foster. His hours aren’t that different from mine; I’ll be home less than an hour after Mimi or Poppy picks him up from school. And the wonderful thing is, we’ll have insurance. You never realize how valuable health insurance is until you go without it. And get really sick with bronchitis and laryngitis and everything else under the sun . . .

Actually, we did have a type of catastrophic insurance, just in case we had a major catastrophe, so don’t go hyperventilating on me. But we are excited about having better coverage.

Now I know you are wondering if I’ve lost my ever-lovin’ mind. But believe it or not, I have taught jr. high kids before, and I loved it. Strange, I know. And as far as my writing goes, I will be teaching writing. And I was taught that modeling is very important. In other words, I will write when the students write. We’ll see how it all works out.

Please pray for my family, as this will be a major change for all of us. But truly, I feel that this is the direction God is leading right now, and I’m excited to see what will come.

I love you all!


12 Responses to Teacher, Teacher

  1. July 24, 2009 #

    How adventurous of you! It seems to be the week for making teaching decisions; I turned mine down. I will pray that your family’s transition to this new path will be a smooth one.

  2. July 24, 2009 #

    Thanks, Alyssa! I’m feeling about like you did a year or so ago . . . a little nervous and excited! Thanks for the prayers. 🙂

  3. July 24, 2009 #


    Loved your “Book of the Bible” Facebook article this week! We will be praying for you. Can’t wait to read about this new adventure. Maybe our fictional S F P Wife will experience some of this?

  4. July 25, 2009 #

    haha, Anne! You make me laugh. Glad you enjoyed the article – I need to post that to Facebook, don’t you think?

    And that’s a great idea for SF. Thanks for the suggestion. 😉

  5. July 25, 2009 #


    Teaching school, especially junior high, would be the last thing of my lists of things I’d love to do. 🙂 But I’m so glad dedicated people like you are willing to do it. It is so important that our kids get a good foundation, and there is a real shortage of teachers who are good role models and mentors. I pray this will be a wonderful step for your family.

  6. July 25, 2009 #

    Thanks for the encouragement, Lillie! Jr. High kids are pretty fun. Or perhaps I’m just strange . . . 😉

  7. July 29, 2009 #

    hey friend!
    i just read your news–i’m so excited for you. you’ll do a GREAT job. can’t wait to hear how it goes.
    much love!

  8. July 29, 2009 #

    Thanks, Eileen!

  9. July 30, 2009 #


    So proud of you! I already pray for you
    daily, but will add a little “extra” about the time school starts. I know
    you will do just great, and the kids will
    probably have a blast. I know you have
    them well prepared.

    On another note, could you please send
    to me (again) the information on the Sept. retreat. Can’t seem too find
    my copy. Love to All, DeLain

  10. July 30, 2009 #

    Thanks, DeLain! I really appreciate the prayers, so much. I sent the link to you today. 🙂

  11. August 3, 2009 #

    How exciting! I’ll be praying for you. There’s no safer place, no better place to be than the center of God’s will for you.


  12. August 5, 2009 #

    Thanks so much, Jean. I need all the prayers I can get. Thanks for the reminder that following God’s will is always the right path.

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