Sunday, February 9, 2014

Week 6: Where I am at This Moment

At this moment, I'm enjoying a sunshine filled Sunday from the warmth of my house.  The Pup is curled up next to me, with a full belly after a chew treat.

I feel very comfortable.

Which is the exact opposite of where I've been spending the majority of my time.

I am not at liberty to speak of what's been happening- all I can share is that I am in the middle of an emotionally draining situation at school with one of my students.  It is painful to bear witness to what this child is experiencing, and I am powerless to help.  It's depressing and draining and exhausting and just plain said, yet despite all this, I must remain the cheerful, positive teacher that I am.

It's not a comfortable feeling, knowing a little one is suffering and you can't help.

It's impacting all of me -- headaches, loss of appetite, extreme fatigue......... 

So, not the most positive of posts, but an honest one, as always.

1 comment:

  1. This child is fortunate to have you, a caring and compassionate teacher, on his or her side. While I hate that you are hurting, it is a testament to the fact that you have indeed found your calling, teaching and supporting (in whatever way you can) young hearts and minds. Hang in there. I will say a prayer for you and this child.


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