I know, I know, it has been almost a lifetime since I last wrote and a lot has changed. Last time I was gripping away about not having job and trying to be patient - and no surprise here - but God provided once again!! (apparently I am loving the exclamation point today!)
I am working in exactly the kind of school and grade that I was hoping for. And although it is not a permanent position it is a full year term. It is an inner city school and I am teaching grade 4/5 and the kids are great. They all come with their own set of challenges (as we all do!) but they are a great bunch. The staff at the school is great too - I am meeting a lot of other colleagues that have very similar philosophies so that is very refreshing for me professionally. I also love that the school, especially the principal, reminds us that although it is an important job, it is a job and that we all need balance and family always comes first. That makes everything so much easier as they realize the sometime stresses of having a family (and the joy as well).
As for Kat - she is a runner now and is doing so well. She loves to tell stories to us and is starting to use more and more words. She is always on the go and doesn't stop!