July 30, 2013

DADDY POST: School = Missing My Family

Working on my classroom...missing my family.
I spent a great deal of time with my kiddos this summer as my wife was working at our church A LOT!
Though I don't think I could be a stay-at-home dad....I love being with my family.  My kids are growing & changing so quickly.  I was blessed to have that time with them this summer...to see all the day ins/day outs.  That is where the magic happens!!!  Eli's vocabulary grew like crazy!!!(He just turned 2 a month ago)  I was able to hear him say all kinds of new words/phrases/sentences.  I would look at Margaret and ask..."Did he just say....?"  She'd smile and say.."Yes dada, Eli is a smart boy!"  We went on adventures to the store, library, park....just the normal living life kind of stuff!  I'm wondering right now what they are doing...what Eli is saying....if Margaret is making up more of her crazy songs & singing at the top of her lungs....and what they are imagining.  I love my job, and am blessed to have the opportunity to be a positive influence on so many lives.  I don't take that lightly.  But...the greatest job... PRIVILEGE...I have is pictured above!!!  
God has blessed me more than I deserve! 


  1. I get it! My son is going to school for the first time in September. I enjoy the weeks at home with him and his little sister.
    I love teaching so much, wouldn't want any other job! The fact that we are home when our children are free is soooo great! We are really the lucky ones! Lovey family picture!

  2. Well Mr. E., best wishes as you head into the new school year. I was shocked to see the August 1st start but glad to read you would have air conditioning. When I taught "down South" we didn't begin until mid August. I'm up here in New England pouting because I only have a few more weeks at home. I guess I'll get over myself and feel a bit sorry for you. : ( Have a good week!

  3. I completely understand how you feel! I LOVE being a stay home mom in the summer and a full time teacher in the school year; it's the best of both worlds in my opinion!! I wouldn't trade it for anything. I've been posting this summer on all the fun stuff I've done with my own kids ~ I'd love for you to check it out! I can't wait to see what your new school year brings as I've enjoyed reading your blog!