First Day of School

This is what I did on the first day of school!

I hung out with 8 great Zone Leaders, 2 AP's and their awesome President!

August 15, 2012 was the first day of school at Fillmore Elementary School and the first time I have missed the first day of school in over 30 years.
As I ate breakfast today I thought about all the wonderful faculty and staff at Fillmore Elementary School and when I stood and looked out of my kitchen window, I just started to cry.  For a few short moments, I was very homesick for something I love very much---teaching school.  

Then I was done, I was off to enjoy a day with my 'new class', the great Elders and Sisters that serve in the Belgium Netherlands Mission.  

I know I am were I am suppose to be at this time, doing exactly what I am doing.  It is fun, exciting and full of miracles.  I told these missionaries today during our training, I would not trade places--I am happy to be on my mission.

But for a moment--I missed the bells, backpacks, buses and excitement that comes with the first day of school. All those happy kids walking into the school to find their class and their teacher.  But look what walked into my life--the smiles on those Elders are as priceless as all those smiles that walked into the classroom today.

Maybe today was the first day of school--my class just looks different now!

Good luck faculty and staff at Fillmore Elementary School.  You will have a great year because you are great teachers with great students.
Just know, you have someone in the Netherlands praying for all of you!
Love you all!

1 comment:

  1. I was thinking of you on the first day of school! I was hoping that the day wouldn't be too difficult for you because I know how much you love teaching! But, you are right! You are a teacher! Your students are just a bit older! I can't thank you enough for the impact you have had on Casey's life and on my life! We sure love you!