I Choose Life

This school year would have marked my ninth year as a French teacher. Some of you may be wondering if I’m doing a happy dance or if I’m sad. The truth is, although I will miss my beloved children (they were always more than just students to me), I am trusting God with this new course in my life.

Being a stay at home mom definitely has its perks, but I would be lying if I didn’t say I was initially in panic mode when I realized I wouldn’t be able to find a French teaching job (or anything with a comparable salary and hours). Yet, I had to ask myself if worrying and stressing were going to help my situation. Obviously, the answer was no. I had to make a choice. Would I choose to focus on the positive or the negative in my circumstances?

It is so easy to embrace the negative mindset. We easily have 100 excuses for why something can’t or won’t work. Why won’t we invest the same energy into finding ways to make our circumstances work in our favor?

So, if you asked me if I see life or death in my new chapter, I would say life. The Bible teaches us that there is life and death in the tongue. Although it seems harder some days than others to speak life into any situation, I refuse to speak death over my family and myself. I refuse to embrace the negative. I refuse to lose hope. Each and every day, I will choose life.

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4 thoughts on “I Choose Life

  1. I left my teaching job also 2 years ago to spend more time with my girls. It was the best decision ever! They really enjoyed being there for them and being a stay at home mom was challenging and more work than any full time job. When God is ready, the door will reopen. I am going back into the classroom this week.

    Live life with no regrets. The work of a mother is never done and the benefits are sometimes intangible. But you can never get that time back.

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    1. Thanks so much for your reply, Renee! Being a SAHM is truly a blessing. I’m amazed at how less stressed out I’ve been this summer (even though we moved from GA to SC!). I really have been able to enjoy my girls and truly see how much they’ve grown up before my eyes. Thanks for the encouragement. I wish you the best, and pray God continues to bless you and your family!

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      1. Quette , embrace what God had allowed you to do and be… This is a door He open for you, to allow you to be a SAHM. Embrace and enjoy it knowing that He has already prepared the way. I know your girls will appreciate it now and later when they look back on this time. I do miss you all and pray that God keep and bless you all in all you do. Love you all…

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