Originally posted April 18, 2007.?Ǭ†

I didn?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢t know when I went to bed last night that today would be my last day of work. But when I got in the car this morning with Scout to go to work (late). I knew. When I walked into work. I knew. While I was reading the end of a book to my 5th hour class. I knew. While I was reading that book something shifted in me, and my mind wasn?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢t really there. Melissa looked at me after that and said my eyes had turned inward, that things were changing.

It was like a sacrament – an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace.

I was patted and loved on by several moms today. And one man who greeted me on my way in to work, a man who is so gentle you know his mama raised him right.

I finished testing a girl during 7th hour, my voice was even different while I read the script to her, softer or something.

I passed along good news to three different parent/students today that they had passed tests and wouldn?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢t have to deal with them again – they were finished.

I finished a book, a test, I let people know they had finished tasks, and I finished my pre Alex work life. All while being patted gently by other mothers.

Huh. Today was a blessing. What a gift. Huh.

I?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢m glad I sat down to write this – I?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢m glad I didn?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢t miss out on the gift of today.