Is it just me or is this year going way too fast? I have hardly written on my blog. I have been planning to but my summer vacation just ended in a blink of an eye. On this nextTuesday I start work again. The new school year is upon us and I’m not sure how I feel about it. I do feel blessed; specially when I remember how my life was three years ago when I lost everything in Puerto Rico.
On this past Thursday I went with my daughter to fix my classroom for the starting school year. While I was driving to go to lunch after a tough morning, my daughter mentioned to me how much our life had changed in Texas from the way we were in Puerto Rico. We had have a 30 year old car, no job, almost no money but somehow we had endured it. I always remind myself that God helped us through all of it. It was a slow progress and we had to overcome a lot of fears and insecurities. But that is how God works sometimes when the changes are happening in our interior. We always have to remember where did God rescue us from specially if we are currently in a better spot.
I still remember the dreams that I had about coming to the U.S.A. and I have to admit that He has everything under control. Sometimes my old self wants to feel scared but then He appears out of nowhere to remind me that He’s got this.
Being 50 has not been kind to me. My body is going through some serious changes. I spent weeks going to the gym only to lose just 4 pounds. I knew something was dead wrong. This had never happened to me before. I usually lost weight much faster. I went to the doctor and he found several health conditions: fibroids, anemia due to hemorrhaging (because of the fibroids), hypothyroidism, IBS….well, I started using iron which cured the anemia, and I had to start using a thyroid pill every morning probably for the rest of my life. Now I’m starting with Progesterone temporarily for the fibroids. I just hope that all of this makes me feel better cause all I want to do is age gracefully and in good health. I need it to deal with 5th graders that are 5 times younger than I am.
Now I know why people my age are administrators or work with small groups of kids. Who knows if I’ll eventually work with Special Education. I am fully certified to work with them. But I do know that I have to work until I put Anna through college and she has her own profession. So I pray to God that He gives me strength like eagles to make this through. God is good all the time.
Well, I wish all of you a great week and if your kids are in school that they have a blessed school year. May there be no school shootings; no violence; no drugs; no bullying; just good experiences and blessed testimonies of how God delivered us from evil.
God bless you and your loved ones.