202 Days

Dear Blog Readers,

I'm so tired right now. I'm sitting in a coffee shop, staring at a turtle mocha--a turtle mocha that I'd really like to drink but that would require arm movement and coordination with my hands and mouth and that takes so much effort. If only you could have just watched me try nearly a dozen times to spell "turtle mocha", it's a wonder I'm teacher of English!

I'm teaching double-time this month. This isn't something to complain about, but it certainly takes a toll on my energy. And while I'm trying my best to keep my enthusiasm while I teach, and to keep my lectures animated, my students told me on Friday "April Teacher, you're very...very...umm... not funny this week" (which is their way of saying "You're crabby!")

So it's Saturday evening and I'm dangerously comfortable in this big leather chair. I've been sitting here for 45 minutes trying to write something worth your time, but I'm sorry...I've got nothing. So here's a picture of me, right now, here... barely.
I'm here. And I'm doing well, and I'm still in love with my God, and I'm still enjoying every single breathtaking, invigorating, inspiring, chaotic, overwhelming, challenging, and exhausting moment of being here.


Amanda said...

April, keep your head up, take a deep breath in and breathe out again. Remember this one thing, every moment, no matter how challenging, how tiring, how hard they may be, they are precious gifts from god never to be had again. So don't waste a single one... And remember you are loved deeply...

Tracey said...

Hi April, what you are doing is amazing. You are amazing. God bless you. I admire you in every way. Saying prayers for you.

Anonymous said...

You are loved very much, by very many. Hey, every day can't be a cup of cappacino! Your friend Amanda has an amazing perception of moments. You are fortunate to have such wise friends. Hang in there beautiful girl! xoxo Sue