This morning Daniel and Sarah walked out to new beginnings. Daniel was offered the Drama position at a local high school at the end of last year. He had been teaching in special ed for the past 8 years. If you know anything about teaching, special ed, while rewarding, it's also quite stressful. Teachers these days have mounds of paper work and meetings that never seem to end. Daniel is extremely talented and also has a Drama certification. When the position became available, he jumped at it. I can't wait to see what he does with the program!
As for Sarah, we had to move her to be in the same district as Daniel. He takes her to school each morning and it would not be possible for him to drop her off and then get to work on time. Not to mention the pick up nightmare. So now she starts at a new school. This time though she has some teachers that we go to church with and students from the youth group to help her settle in. We're praying that she finds some life long friends here and the transition is an easy one for her. Sarah is one of the brightest kids I know and I'm so proud of her. As the year moves along, she will grow in unexpected ways and it's humbling to know that God gave her to us to see these transitions and walk beside her as she goes through them.
I don't believe in luck, but I do believe in God's blessings. I pray that both Daniel and Sarah are blessed by the coming year and all their new experiences!