The First Day--ALL over again!

Well I just got the official word and tomorrow will be my first day back with my 2nd grade kiddos.  The teacher I will be filling in for is currently in the hospital awaiting the arrival of her first baby!  So that means it's time for me to get back into action and start working everyday {for the first time in over 3 months!!!} AHH!

This whole situation is kind of strange because I already met and spent 2 days with the kids.  But now I am on my own.  Will they try to test me? Push their boundaries? OF COURSE, they are 7 and 8 years old.  I need to get mentally ready.

Already this week has been very emotionally draining.  I found out on Sunday that a former student of mine passed away Saturday from injuries of a car accident Friday night.  Worst news ever.  It is heartbreaking.  And Tuesday I was subbing at that same school, so I had to break the news to a class of students I barely knew.  It is seriously the most heartbreaking thing and I never expected to be faced with such a tragedy this young in my teaching career.  The student was a very sweet, kind and sensitive little girl.  I am thankful for the time I was her teacher.  I know she is looking down from Heaven as a sweet angel.  The whole community is thinking and praying for her family.

Later that day, I received some more upsetting news.  However, I cannot share.

But THEN even later on, I got some really great, wonderful, fantastic news about my best friend--of which I also should not share--yet.

Ups and Downs and Ups and Downs.  I feel like the stress of it all is making me physically ill.

Still haven't moved into the house--the lenders just keep asking for more and more and more and more things.  It's all one big headache.

Then there's the wedding...the biggest day of our life seems to be overshadowed by a million other things right now.  Luckily, today I had off and spent my last day of freedom crossing some more to-dos off of the never ending checklist. 

So back to school tomorrow--hopefully it gives my brain a break from thinking about everything else in life and I can focus on one of my passions--teaching!!  I am very excited to jump in and take over! I didn't have a say in this week's lessons but you BEST believe I will be filling next week up with amazingness.

Molly {Soon-to-be Mrs. Stahl}

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