When I was younger, my sister and I were always playing teacher in our rooms. So, it’s not surprising that we both became teachers! Being a teacher is both wonderful and fulfilling, but can also be very draining, so I take a few days a week to recharge with running and exercising. Education has and always will be one of the most important things in our family, but exercise helps me balance out the stress of teaching and be a better mother when I return home, so I can continue to be a teacher there as well:).
In my spare time, I enjoy reading with our oldest son, Jack, and playing with our youngest, AJ. A lot of times, we just listen to music in the living room or kitchen and dance and be silly. Because of Andrew’s job as an administrator, we have some nights where we focus on each other. . Because of this, Jackson and I have “movie nights,” where we stay up for Daddy to come home so we can recap what we watched. These moments are my favorite, as well as morning cartoons during the weekend!
While being a mother to my own biological children has taught me more about the depth of love and fulfillment, similarly, being a teacher has also reminded me of what is important. I cannot be perfect in everyday life, and I certainly will not try, but I try to treat every student as my own, telling him or her that I love him or her and encouraging him or her to be successful, and I look forward to doing that again with another child through adoption to share our loving home.