Thank You God it’s done.
I fall to my knees and thank You God.
I’m tired, bruised and wounded. My armor feels so heavy.
I take off this armor to let my body breathe.
It’s badly damaged, but it served me very well.
I placed my sword on my mantle to rest until its time to sharpen it again.
I need to rest, heal and pray.
I fought battles this year that were familiar to me.
There were also battles I couldn’t imagined I would have to fight.
I took that oath to educate all who were placed in front of me.
I did my best with what I had.
I fought for my students, parents, co- workers and myself.
There were days, I had to fight against them to protect the oath.
We kept moving towards our goals of great teaching and learning.
Whenever times got dark, I stopped and prayed.
I thanked my God for letting me be an educator.
I thanked Him most of all for being a child of God.
There were many days the journey became dark and I needed His light.
There were some days I could see the light.
I did see the light in their eyes.
I saw the want to learn.
I heard in their voices, hope.
So, now I must rest this body, mind and spirit.
I must seek my God to heal me.
To prepare me for year 25.
I thank You Lord for letting me be Your child of God.
For using me to do Your will.
It’s time to rest, heal and pray.