Okay, so since I’ve had a very hard, emotional week I felt I needed to lighten up the mood a bit today and decided to come up with some Top 10’s in my life! I feel that my three most important jobs I have are being a Mom, A wife, and an Educator. Today, I will share the top 10 things about each. 🙂
Top 10 Things I LOVE about being Brayden’s Mom:
- Cuddling on the couch reading books before bed
- Hugs and kisses and unconditional love.
- Listening to him tell stories about his day and how excited he gets.
- Listening to him read on his own.
- The display of artwork around my house.
- The notes, cards and post Its he writes to me telling me he loves me.
- Dance parties in the kitchen.
- That everyday I am amazed as I witness him becoming his own little person.
- Movie nights under a blankie in our pjs with popcorn.
- That he is a kind, gentle soul and knowing I might have had something to do with that.
Top 10 Things I love about being married.
- I have someone who always has my back and vice versa.
- That even after all these years, he makes me laugh everyday.
- That even at my worst, sick/tired/cranky he loves me.
- We still are silly and have fun together. (We dance and sing a lot)
- The comfort of just sitting on the couch together, watching a show or just being together while we are both reading or doing work.
- Watching him be a really great dad to our son.
- He knows me better than anyone and even myself sometimes.
- Even when I’m feeling low and down about myself, he sees me as strong and beautiful.
- That we have made it through hell and back together.
- He still makes me smile and at least once a day I realize that I’m still so in love with him.
Top 10 things I love about being a teacher.
- Everyday is different.
- I am challenged and learn something new from my students everyday.
- The excitement on their faces when we are about to start a new project/activity.
- The feeling of accomplishment when we know we made a difference to one of them.
- That feeling you get when one of them finally “gets it” and they’d been struggling.
- That they want to share their stories and lives with you.
- Witnessing how much they grow from September to June.
- That I still get “first day of school” jitters after 13 years.
- Connecting with those kiddos that you know really needed it.
- That my job is still fun, rewarding, and every year I’m ready and excited to start again.