Tuesday, August 23, 2011

smile when your heart is breaking

Truth time...today was the hardest day of teaching I've ever experienced. I got home and completely broke down, crying until there were no more tears left to cry.  But after pep talks from everyone closest to me and advice that will get me through I can wake up and go again tomorrow. And maybe I'll need a little encouragement everyday this year, but that's what my family is for. 
This evening I took a long, long, long, hot shower to calm myself down (sorry neighbors if you no longer have any hot water)and when I went to take out my contacts I saw this in the case.  My eyelash had formed the perfect smiley face. It was looking up at me telling me that life was going to be okay.
And of course this little guy makes me smile everyday, especially when he sleeps in my husband's underwear basket. 


  1. hang in there! you are amazing!

    "I've put two hampers in the bathroom. There's one for your dirty shirts, and the other one is for socks and poo poo undies." -Young Frankenstein

  2. it's hard but just remember...you are one of the best things for many of these kids each day. Although not in our job description, you are teaching them life lessons they will have for the rest of their lives and they are extremely lucky to have you as their teacher. <3<3<3

  3. I'll keep you in my thoughts- hope things get better. You're too amazing for finding something as small as a contact smiley and underwear cat as a reason to be optimistic- right on! Best of luck!!

  4. Those were two perfect signs for you to keep your smile on. Mom

  5. Oh my gosh that gives me chills. I love little things like that! How can you NOT smile after that! Hope you don't have another hard day like that.