Well, I did it. I went back to work today. It was just one of many difficult things that I have had to do lately. Not the most difficult...but difficult still. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who prayed for this day to be as easy as possible. Yet again God provided. I could not have asked for more well behaved students than the ones that graced my classroom doors today. I was really nervous about what questions they might ask, but they really did not ask any. Thank you so much to my coworkers that spoke with them last week. The teacher that has been in my room the last ten weeks left everything so wonderfully tidy. I really work with some of the most amazing teachers! You know there has not been a day to go by that someone from my school did not call, send a card or message, or stop by. I truly love those people. When we first found out about Eli the staff and faculty at my school stepped into action and took such amazing care of my family. There was such love and encouragement. Everyone supported us in our decision to carry him to term and went out of their way to help. The prayers that were offered up and continue to be offered up by that group of people is something I will never forget. This wonderful family of teachers will always have a special place in my life. I am going to keep is short tonight because I am pretty worn out. I just wanted to thank everyone for their prayers.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
I would also like to ask you to pray for a teacher at my school. My principal and his wife are expecting their third little one and she has been on bed rest for the last few weeks. Please pray for God's hand on her and the little fella that she is carrying.