Sunday, June 16, 2013

I Think I'm Coming Back

If any of my regular reader(s) are out there, you know that I took a hiatus from blogging after my father passed away in January.  It's been a tough, tough year.  I quite honestly, didn't feel like anything was interesting, witty or funny, and didn't feel like writing.   Between teaching, working on the estate, and just life in general, I was exhausted.

However, my number one reader of my blog (my Mother) asked if I'd start it up again.  I went out to Southern California to visit her for two weeks, right after school got out, and it was well worth it.  Time with her, time to decompress, time to think.  And one thing she said was she missed hearing about my kids and all the silly things that go along with teaching.

And I got to thinking that it's been enough time.  The estate business isn't done yet (I'm shooting for December), and I have a lot more to do. But it's summer now, and although I just finished a week of in-service, and have a week of summer camp, it's starting to look light there's a light at the end of the tunnel.

So, it's Father's Day - my first one without my Father - and I thought I'd come back and visit all of you and say hi.  I'm listening to the College World Series in the background, and he'd appreciate that.  He did love baseball so.

So for all the Fathers out there - bless you.  And for all of you who still have your father, please take time every single day - not just Father's Day - to appreciate the gift you have.

I think I'm kinda glad to be back.


Mrs. Barton's First Grade said...

I would LOVE for you to come back - I've missed the stories, the laughs, the "I KNOWs!!!" I have when reading your blog - eve though I teach a very different grade in a very different part of the country.

When I lost my mom in November of 2009, I blogged for a month straight - trying to fill a void and stifle the pain. Then... nothing, for months on end. She was MY biggest fan, and it kid of felt like "Why? What's the point?"

So I understand, in some way, why you needed the break. But I do hope that you ARE coming back!

Snippety Gibbet said...

Welcome back. I've been where you are. My heart goes out to you. Jan

Christi Fultz said...

I did a double take when I saw you in my reader. Welcome back, we've missed you.

There aren't words that are adequate for your loss. Prayers for you as you continue the journey.

OKP said...

Hi back. Thinking of you.

Teacher gardener said...

I was so excited to see you in my reader this morning :) I understand your absence as I've been there myself. Thanks to your mother for her request. We've missed you. Hugs

Lauren said...

Welcome back.. I missed reading about your middle school stories!

Life In Middle School

rho said...

My only daughter, son-in-law, and the four grandchildren just moved to Texas, 1000 miles away. After 8 years of wall-to-wall toys and kids, our house is neat, clean, and quiet, and I hate it!"Death" of a way of life we had and loved having the grandkids only 5 minutes away. Glad to see you are back; your posts always make me smile!

Lisa said...

I read your blog on a regular basis and was very sad when you quit, I waited for a while to see, if you would change your mind and then I moved your blog from where I check regularly to a far away place and until today a didn't really check again. I would be so happy to hear about your teaching life again. I started reading when I started teaching and it's been a great motivator to keep trying even when the circumstances are not perfect. So thank you for coming back!


Kristen said...

Glad you are back! Missed you!

Carmen said...

I too have missed your posts and I'm so glad you're back!

Mrs. Gumby said...

Hello, dear friend! I am so happy you are blogging again. I enjoy reading it very much.

I just finished up the estate stuff of my Dad's. He passed away last July 2nd. It was a great relief to have it finished.


Dragonrider said...

Yours is the first blog I ever read and I've missed it and you.
I know how hard it's been and that you need(ed) time but I'm surely glad you are back!

Ms M. said...

I'm a little late to this party, but I'm glad you're back!