Yesterday and today

Yesterday as I wished my friend, Bea, Happy Birthday, it hit me…one year ago I left my second grade classroom in Bea’s capable hands, and I never came back. Leaving the students, my team, my principal, Amy, it almost broke me. As I recounted these things to Rich he said, you should write about that. I wasn’t going to, because I am in a different place now, and then I realized…I AM in a different place, and I am so grateful.

Today I find myself cutting the letters for Steffy’s banner.  Steffy, who is battling brain cancer, and wants her banner to say “grateful.” And I am humbled…that God would allow me to make pretty things, that I have a job I can do whether I feel good or not, and that I get to pray for each person receiving one of my banners. This isn’t where I thought I would be, but I am so thankful that God knew better, and is giving me His best in the midst of Crohn’s and uncertainty and pain.