I began today at my new ministry site for the next month-and-a-half or so. The kindergarten and first grade rooms at Central Catholic St. Nicholas School will be my new home away from home. Beautiful children! We wrote 'H' stories, played a little football at recess, and learned about "action words." I wanted to stay and have nap time, but the mats weren't quite large enough. It is a little challenging for me to be back in the classroom as kind of an observer/helper after having had my own room the last couple of years. But, there are perks as well. No lesson plans!!
No doubt that the last two months have been challenging. It is always difficult for me to get settled in a new community. This time especially so with the schedule differences and just the new step I am taking. In the last week, however, I have finally begun to feel more like myself. The energy is returning, creativity peaking, and I am remembering all of the reasons why this is where I choose to be. I still have so much to learn and lots of growing and discerning to do. But, for tonight, I can't think of anywhere else I'd rather be.