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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A Gift

So today I ran by my new school to see what room I'm going to be in. I'm going to be doing intervention (working w/ kids who need a little extra help) so I'm not going to have a homeroom. I wanted to see the room to get an idea of what I needed to do in it.

A little background -- When Catie turned 3, she went to preschool through the school system for 1/2 a year. I knew the teacher (had taught with her and taught her son) and I knew the physical and occupational therapists she would be working with. I knew she was in good hands. So, for that time, she went to preschool at the school I'm going to be teaching at.

So... today I go to see my room... Would you believe that out of all the rooms in that school, I am in the room that Catie was in for 3 year old preschool??????? It took my breath away, but there is something strangely comforting about it. It is the only room in the whole county that I could have ended up in that she had spent time in... So, though I know there will be tears on the first day of school because I won't be walking her down to her kindergarten classroom... I'll be in the only room in the school she's spent time in... What are the odds of that?

19 comments:

Tammy said...

Someone is looking after you Moma! Hugs from Fort Worth!

BP said...

Amazing!

Denise Tidwell said...

You gotta know Catie had that all arranged! We think of you guys often and call us if you ever need some Ingleside Pizza!!

Dianna in Louisiana said...

Oh Jenny, I'm so, so sorry that you will not be walking Ms. Catie to kindergarten. It's gut wrenching for me to imagine, so I can't even begin to know what you are going through. But man, oh man what a "gift" you have been given having the ability to work in the class where Catie was a student. I'll be praying extra hard that the Lord grants you supernatural grace and peace as you start the new school year.

Dorothy Gould said...

What a gift from our Father in heaven!

Martha from NC said...

Yeah, God knew that. He and Catie made arrangements for that to happen. I guess it's just a way for you to feel a little closer to Catie Bug during the school year. Isn't God wonderful? He loves us beyond measure and I'm so glad we're His children.
Have a great week.

Stephanie Deal said...

Mrs. Jenny, Wow. What a great God we have! Praying for you as you prepare for teaching again. You were always the Best...you'll do great!

Stephanie Deal
former student

John & Kelley said...

Things like this are the ways that God touches our lives directly and unarguably. It will never be fair that your sweet Catie won't be clinging to your hand and wondering about the new adventure of kindergarten in a couple of weeks. I am glad, though, that her spirit will be right with you as you sit in her very classroom, working with children who, like her, need a little extra help in some ways. You know I'm thinking of you often. I pray that your readjustment to working in the school system goes as smoothly as possible.

--Kelley

Pam Doughty said...

That is simply and amazingly beautiful!

Amanda: said...

Wow. That's awesome. I love Providence. Thinking of you always.

Vista said...

Life happens for a reason...

usually things come back to us for a reason and when I do something nice in my life I've found that it returns to me.. I don't expect it to but I appreciate it, when it does happen..
Glad you enjoyed the fall shot..
Jeff
www.vistaphotos.net/vista

Anonymous said...

Good looking out Catiebug!!!! Hugs from Lawrenceville, GA.

Tracy Neal

Anonymous said...

God and Catie arranged that. How amazing!



sara

ELaw said...

God is amazing huh? That truly is a gift.
Yes, I'm sure there will be some tears but you will be able to feel her there with you every day.
Love and hugs as you start your new school year. Hope you're feeling well and not too tired! Doesn't sound like things will be slowing down anytime soon so get some rest! :)
Love ya!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenny! I have been thinking of you often since your last post. Truly God is with you and so is Catie Bug! I wanted to let you know that I will be thinking of you tomorrow as you start the school year off. I still wish you could be with us at EES, but after hearing about your special room, I know that God had a plan. Of course he had a special little helper with this little plan! I can imagine her on his lap helping plan this special treat for you. OH the smile that she must have had when she watched as you were walked to your new classroom. I bet she was jumping all around saying, "hurry, hurry.."
I hope you are feeling great and enjoying Catie and Izzy's little brother or sister rolling around in your belly. I will say an extra prayer for you as you head out tomorrow. I hear that Izzy is going to have a great babysitter and friends to play with.
I hope you have a great school year and a great first day tomorrow!
Much Love!
Tania

Faithful Froggers said...

Oh, Jenny, what a sweet story! God is faithful! I hope you feel Catie's presence throughout the school year - what a GIFT from above.

Lucille Halikfo said...

Just wanted you to know that I thought about you and Catie today as I set up my kindergarten classroom. Then I had a thought... are the elves only available at Christmas Time? I thought it would be cute to have them get into trouble throughout the year (in the classroom). Please let me know. I would like to purchase one if possible.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your upcoming addition. Sorry that I haven't been by lately to check on you, Izy and Tre. My life is a little hectic these days...working full time and taking care of my 6 month old. Good luck with your teaching job!

Chari Warner
Alpharetta, GA

Stephanie Deal said...

Just wanted to send a note letting you know that i was praying for you today and i hope you first day was a good one!