God is good and trials happen for a reason. As hard as it was during that time, I am grateful for that dark period in my life.
In Alanon we rely on the power of the Serenity Prayer to deal with hard relationships but as a teacher these words help me deal with the struggles I sometimes face working with my students.
Teachers are dedicated, hard working souls. We want to give our kids the world but the reality is that so much is beyond our control. We can't control their family life and anything that happens to them when they walk out of those school doors. We are out of the driver's seat and for teachers who like to be in control, the passenger side is a hard place to sit. This is why I am constantly referring back to these three simple words: