...and I don't just mean because my husband is Mr. Reid, although that is a delight and a blessing, FO SHO.
I'm talking about being Mrs. Reid - the teacher. Over the past few weeks, my mind has gone back about a decade to when I answered to "Mrs. Reid" on a daily basis. It's hard to remember when I didn't answer to "MOM!" all the time.
I'm remembering what it was like to stand in front of a room of teenagers and try to engage them in a poem, a story, a grammar rule. I loved the challenge and the drama of each day.
Now, I find myself excited about going back to the classroom after so long. Starting this fall, I'll be teaching part-time at Community Christian School (where my 2 oldest attend) - 9-12 grade English.
As I look back over those old yearbooks and some old notes from my days as a young teacher, I realize what an amazing ministry teaching truly is. I pray God will help me to balance the roles of wife, mother, and teacher in a way that glorifires Him!
"Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire." -William Butler Yeats