12/22/2013

Sweet Snowflakes

I spent this past Thursday night carefully piping intricate snowflakes atop sugar cookies while I sang along to Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree and sipped woodchuck beer.
Along with our Christmas card (which I was tickled pink with this year! Thank-you Shutterfly for your awesome coupon codes!) my sweet snowflakes were gifts for my wonderful co-workers on the last day of school.
 And as much as everyone enjoyed their sparkly treats, I teared up as I opened all of my cards and goodie bags from my little love bugs and their families. I was well and truly spoiled rotten.
And although by the time Friday afternoon had finally rolled around I was in desperate need of Ibuprofen and a six pack - I still left work feeling unbelievably blessed. Sure, teaching is hard work. It's emotionally draining and there are days where I have to remind myself that patience is a virtue and that I love my job. But through it all - the endless sicknesses, the "I was playing with that!!!!" and crying, the extra laminating and report writing - I am lucky to be able to spend my days with such fantastic people - both old and young. Teaching is something that impacts the lives of others just as much as it impacts the life of your own. And I genuinely wouldn't want to do anything else.

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