The photo to the right adequately expresses the way I feel right now about my current job as an educator. I have really enjoyed the first two weeks of summer. I have mowed lawns and trimmed trees (my usual summertime occupation), but I have also played with my children in the back yard, and taken a few naps. Today I enjoyed a three hour nap after mowing two lawns.
Don’t get me wrong. The 2007-2008 school year was perhaps in the top three of my most enjoyable. I am not trying to communicate that summer is sweet because I am away from the classroom. I am saying that this summer is delightful to me because of an exhausting yet fulfilling year as an educator. I am thankful that the LORD gave such a year to me.