When you're a single mom that works full time its a little hard to get to the unpacking! Once I get home, cook dinner, get the dishes done and make sure the kids are bathed I'm ready to fall into bed!
But ya know what??? I'm okay with it. I know everything will be unpacked in time. I have peace and I'm feeling good about things.
I don't have a sofa yet, I don't have room for one yet, but Hannah doesn't mind lounging upon the floor on cushions!
And weighing heavily on my mind... My job.
Last year I worked in an alternative high school, the teenagers that I worked with had been arrested at least once or were previous patients in a mental hospital. To say the least they were a troubled bunch. Most of them had behavior problems and a lot of people had given up on them. But I miss them... they are back in San Antonio & I'm in Austin now. My new job has many rewards as well, I was hired to work with and help the special education inclusion kids. I'm finding it difficult to accept that some of our children actually get passed through grades without being able to read, the sad thing is... These kids eventually just give up, after awhile they don't want to even try. I work with this one boy, (age 13) that fits this description perfectly. He can barely sound out his letters much less read. I have one on one time with him tomorrow and I truly want to get through to him, its on my heart to encourage him and make him realize that Literacy is the key to everything, I want to make him excited about reading. I want to teach him to read. He has the ability to learn and I wish I could make him see the world through an adults eyes for just 5 minutes, just enough time to show him how hard life is without the very basics of education. And better yet, id like to put my foot in the butts of the parents who don't teach their children the value of an education.... What kind of parent is able to sleep at night knowing their teen aged child can't even tell you the sounds that the letters in an alphabet make?
I work with children with learning disabilities, special needs and behavior problems. I believe I've found my calling.
The pictures?... Well, that would be the maze I now call home :)
I've unpacked bits and pieces and found a melted candle, that's Texas for ya! The plant is my house warming gift to myself... The cockney bought me the Tower Bridge key ring and the Tinker bell key is my new house key. Ahhh the silly things I take pictures of... My grown boys make fun of me!