Eat Drink & Be Mary: I Saw God Today: A lesson on patience


I Saw God Today: A lesson on patience

If you follow me on Instagram you already saw that Monday I start a new job.  Thank the good Lord.  And I now spend my days little to the sweet little voices that belong to the future of America, aka: a class of Kindergarteners.  And if that doesn't wear you out, I don't know what will.  
[ Just call me Miss Mary ] 
Isn't great how God works in our lives each and every day.  I have to remind myself that just because my prayers aren't answered immediately doesn't mean that God didn't hear my prayers.  That sometimes the answer isn't a "yes" or "no" but to be patient and wait.  
I went from waking up at 10:30 and going to bed around 1-2am, to waking up at 6:30 and struggling to stay awake each evening.  The struggle is real ladies.  And I wouldn't change it for the world.  It's amazing how having a purpose--a job in this case--each day lifts your mood, and gives you a sense of pride (in a positive way) and increases your productiveness.  This job is only temporary so please continue to pray that more doors will be opened for me in the near future.  
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And speaking of my sweet little answered prayers, they say the darndest things.  After only working three days I could probably write a book on the hilarious things they say, but unfortunately I can't remember them all.  I'll have to start writing them down on sticky notes throughout the day...
On my first day.
"Miss Mary you look pretty today.  You look pretty everyday."  
Sweet kid had never seen me before that day, but he just knew I looked pretty day.  And has complimented me everyday since. 

Student: "You remind me of my mom.  Wanna know why?  Because I love her soo much and I'm gonna marry her one day."
Student 1: "You're hot."
Me: "Don't say that at school please."
Student 2: "No it's okay, it means you're cute."
I understand that...

During show and tell.
Student: "This is my rock.  It's special to me because I found it on the playground, and it's smooth."
This was not the only kid whose show and tell was a "special rock" they had found on the playground 10 minutes before.

Student: "How old are you?"
Me: "How old do you think I am?"
Student: "Five?"
Me: "No that's how old you are."
Student: "45?" "34?" 
That's quite the age range there...
After several minutes of questioning:
Student: "Are you 23?"
Me: "Close I'm 22."
Student: "Oh....My mom is 31."
I bet she'd love for you to tell everyone that ;)

Oh the little blessings that they are in my life already, after only three days.  I am so blessed to be loved by our God, to pray to a God that can hear my prayers and is ALIVE, and to have answered prayers even though I had to be patient to get my answers.  How has God worked in your lives this week?
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  1. Oh kinder! My heart. The absolute hardest job you'll ever love!!!!! The privilege of teaching kids how to read and write is such a rare and precious gift!!!!! xx

  2. I absolutely love this post and uh...we have talked everyday since probably could have shared that tid bit of info! I love the little things kids can become embarrassing though when they are yours. Hahaha! Congrats and a permanent position for you is in my prayers!

  3. Hahaha I bet teaching little ones is pretty entertaining. I coach cheerleading for elementary schoolers and even 4th graders say hilarious things!

  4. congrats on the new job! I've been struggling with my job search as well and need to remember to also be patient. it can definitely be tough!

  5. It sounds like you've had a great first week so far - yay! Patience is definitely something I struggle with on a daily basis, but knowing that God is the driver, it makes it a little easier. Enjoy the rest of your week!

  6. This is so sweet! Love this post and perfect reminder of God's timing. Praying for you and your students AND another door opening in the future :) You've gotta dream job of mine girlfrand--happy for you!

  7. Congrats on the job! Those kids sound absolutely adorable :)

  8. This made me laugh out loud!!! What a cute post!! Congratulations girl on the new job - it's so exciting to start something new!

  9. Congrats on the new job! Being patient is something I'm sure we all have to work on and don't worry you'll receive greater blessings for helping out God's children. :-)

  10. Ahhh I looove love the things kids say, it's what I miss most about my old job! My fav- "Hey Ms Lindsay your face is extra shiny today what you so happy about?" referring to my oily skin...

  11. Do they call teachers by Miss first name nowadays instead of miss last name? Just curious :)

    Congrats on the new job! Physical answered prayers are such a faith booster.

  12. Congrats on the job and I'll send some prayers your way that more doors are opened for you!

  13. Congrats on the new job! Shaping young minds.

  14. Congratulations on the job, honey! It takes very special people to be teachers. Praying a more permanent one comes up soon! :)

  15. Congratulations on the new job!!! I feel ya on the struggle to get up in the morning and stay awake at night!

  16. Oh little ones! They make me heart so happy! I cold have written a book from all the things my Pre-K kids use to tell me and do! One of my favorites was when I found one of them licking a wall. When I asked him why he said "it tastes good." Duh! That was a stupid questions ;) Congrat

  17. Congrats on the job! I love working with little ones and hearing all the things that come out of their mouths. It is the entertaining part of the job. The best part is watching them learn something new. Congrats and Enjoy!

  18. I was a lunch monitor to kindergarteners for 2 years. They will wear you out for sure! But they do say and do the funniest things! Good luck!

  19. I'd like to challenge you this month too :)


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