Friday, December 19, 2008

A New Chapter, Again!

So, I know that the title of this post sounds a bit ridiculous...but I am not sure how else to put it. You see today was my last day of work, due to my new baby boy coming in a few short weeks. (that's like 10 weeks, but it sounds short to me!!) I honestly have been looking forward to this day for months now, but now that it has come I am having some emotions come to me I wasn't thinking would. The feelings I had today as I watched some of my 400 students (because I teach art in the morning and cooking in the afternoon I teach every student at the school) I found myself getting choked up!

Let me tell you what I will miss about Kids Village:

Walking into work and finding this waiting for me. This school is not like anything I have ever seen. When I first walked in and was telling my mom about it the closest thing I could say was it reminded me of Main Street at Disneyland. The place is darling and very inviting. Someone a week ago said to me it reminded them of a snow globe. It made going to work so nice. I mean check this place out. I didn't even get photos of the awesome kitchen and art room I got to work in.
This is the Village...see I told you it wasn't like any other school.

I will miss being with Liberty all the time. It was great to be walking to pick up a class and hearing "MOM" being called by her across the village just to see her wave or run up to give me a hug. It was great to be her teacher (even though she was sometimes my hardest student, you know your own are hard!) I will miss looking out my kitchen window at the end of the day to see her dancing to the music ringing through the village.

This happened almost everyday! I loved to just sit and watch her!

To be a kid again!!! She would dance around parents coming in to pick up their children. She didn't care one bit! I love it!

I will miss seeing these darling little children day in and day out. They are so fun and they say some of the funniest things ever! I will miss them so much!

This little brother and sister duo could melt anyone's heart. It was pajama day for him, he doesn't usually wear a sleeper to school!!

This guy would say the funniest things ever! I will really miss his humor and just look how cute he is.

If I could I would take this little one home! I love her to pieces. She is so expressive and has an imagination beyond anyone I have ever met! I just love her!

I will miss the amazing women that I taught with. I am not kidding when I say these women were incredible in every aspect! The bond we have is great and I will miss being surrounded by them, laughing with them, crying with them, and wanting to scream with them! (yes us teachers do need a good scream from time to time!)

(I wish I had a photo of these ladies...but I don't. I still love them!)

The list goes on, but I will spare you. This wasn't a normal was fun!

I will admit this year has been so physically challenging, this being pregnant at my age has been difficult, that it will be great to have a break to regroup and prepare for my little guy to come. I need this time. My list of things to do it a mile long at least, but I am looking forward to going back to being a mom & wife full time. I even celebrated and bought myself a new "mom suit" as my sister calls them...definition: cute sweats! I am feeling like many things are starting over for our family. All the kids are getting so big and we are starting a new phase once again! Diapers, waking up in the middle of the night, complete dependency! It will be an adjustment that is for sure.

So as of today I am a full time mom & wife again. It has been awhile, but I am so happy. My children and husband mean everything to me that I am excited to be there for them fully and not torn between work and them. I am sure it will take some time to get used to it, but by then the new guy will be around and we will all be so wrapped up in him that nothing will matter.

I guess what I am saying is that even though I left work today in tears, I am happy to be where I am and doing what I get to do now! This will be a good chapter.


Cortney Chambers said...

first of all---yea for the mom suit! next, i know it's cheesy, but i totally teared up reading your post because i know it's so weird to leave a job and a routine that you've had for so long, but i think it's so neat that you will have this new little baby in your family!
i definitely think you deserve to sleep in for the next ten weeks! and ten weeks will go by fast---every week seems to fly by.

Amy-Sue and Gian Del Bello said...

How exciting to have a new little one in your home!
Your job sounds like a dream job. I love how cute the village is...I would love to see this sounds amazing!
Enjoy your 10 weeks of "getting ready for baby"...all too soon you will have a sweet little boy to kiss and cuddle!