Sue to Mark 6, part 2
Then Rog died and I had to find a full-time teaching job. I wanted to teach high school English at a good private school where my girls could attend. Public school was out of the question for a couple of huge reasons: 1) I don't have a teaching certificate, as I've already discussed, and 2) I don't want my girls in the public schools in my area. I subbed in these schools while I was working on my thesis and I vowed then I would never subject my children to them. I found a good teaching position right when I needed it, although it wasn't my ideal. I'm teaching 6th grade English & Social Studies at a small Lutheran school. They have plans for a high school in several years and I will be moving up when that happens. But for now, I have no escape from children. Children all day long at school and my own children at night. I do envy you your few daily hours of peace and quiet. I don't mean to imply that I don't love my kids (and my students) . . . I am thoroughly convicted that this is what I'm supposed to be doing, but we all need a break even from the most glorious of vocations! Teaching college was a total cakewalk compared to what this year has demanded of me. All to say that I'm so very grateful to God for supplying this quiet place of peace and refuge that I share with you.