Thursday, April 17, 2014

I Never Thought I'd...

Today I'm doing an unexpected link up. I thought about this link up all day yesterday throughout teaching and different spins I could take. I'm going to take it in a completely different direction and I hope Juliette doesn't hate me for it.

When something weighs on you, you try and decide if you're going to put it on the blog. Then, when you come to the conclusion that's why you have a blog, you write. So, today, I'm writing.

I never thought I'd invest so much of me in them.

Who's them? My students.

I found out this week one of my students attempted to hang themself. When my student was found, they were not breathing, but their heart was still beating. The family has been with my student in ICU for 5 days, and they have just moved to a normal room.

I never thought my heart would literally break for them.

The despair my student must have been feeling to consider that their only option. The 12 year old mind does not think about the long term.

I never thought I'd actually be writing about this.

If you could only see the bundles of life I teach every day. I didn't say they're not hormonal, clumsy bundles, but full of life and selfies, they are!

I never thought I'd despise the media so much.

These hormonal bundles of life are easily persuaded. They don't know their place in the world, and they are searching to find it. Media informs them of many false truths.

I never thought I'd have this song on repeat this week.


It's been reassuring to know that I am His, and my student is His, and where our feet fail, He won't fail us.

Keep your eyes above the waves my bundle of life. I am praying for you. 


  1. There's no way I would EVER hate you for writing this. It brought tears to my eyes and your students are so lucky to have you.

    1. You are very sweet. Thank you so much for allowing me take your fun link up and turn it into a post I needed to write!! :) P.S. I'm jealous of your hiking adventures.

  2. Your students are so lucky to have you for a teacher!

    1. Thank you very much! I appreciate it more than you know.

  3. How lucky are your students to have you! You & your student are in my thoughts.

    1. Thanks Megan! He's leaving the hospital today and I am very thankful for the good news!