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Posted by the prisoner's wife On 8:29 PM

they say your first year teaching is all about surviving...and that's exactly what i'm struggling to do. i've been teaching for more than 2 months now and each day is something new. just as i think i've settled into a rhythm, a comfortable routine, something (or someone) shakes everything up.

so far i've had a few near fights in my classroom, found out one of my students is adopted (she told me so), encountered so many attitudes from manish 12 year olds (can we bring back paddling? Some of these kids need a gentle beat-down), i’ve moved a few failing students to tears (i was gentle, i promise), and many other things. talking to other teachers is like having a free therapy session. we know each other's pains, promises, frustrations, and share the same hope for our kids: success.

when i am teaching i feel....vulnerable, powerful, knowledgeable, happy, frustrated, saddened, tired, and happy as hell. this is definitely the hardest job E-V-E-R!

is it Christmas break YET? i’m tired y’all.

my personal life is….always dramatic. long story short, beloved was convicted and we will find out what type of sentence the judge will dole out next week. for his “felony class” the span is anywhere from probation to fifteen years (crazy, right?). we are both preparing for the worse (gotta get your mind right to handle it), but praying for the best (inshallah). His lawyer thinks he’s a good candidate for probation or something on the low end of the span, but it’s all up to the judge. I will try to keep you posted. I’ve been MIA lately cuz life…is moving way too fast.

By the way….thank you for all of your prayers and kind words. they mean the world.


5 Response to 'survivor'

  1. Stephen Bess Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/11/survivor.html?showComment=1163626620000#c6585844170029221746'> Wednesday, November 15, 2006 1:37:00 PM

    Wow! I'm sorry to hear about your man. I hope for the minimum.

    As for the students, I'd rather not teach any younger than 14. :)That middle school is too much! I did it for one year. Hang in there sis and take care. God bless you~

    Stephen B(L)ess (You gave that name, huh) :o)


  2. Ananda Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/11/survivor.html?showComment=1164177660000#c4115628898066925644'> Tuesday, November 21, 2006 10:41:00 PM

    blessings sistalove. i am affirming the highest and best for you, beloved, your child, and everyone involved. i see you all whole, filled with God's love and faith, and centered in God's TRUTH that all things are in divine order. peace and love, ananda


  3. jasai Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/11/survivor.html?showComment=1164294720000#c5930625446041845459'> Thursday, November 23, 2006 7:12:00 AM

    happy thanksgiving love. my heart, and my best to you.


  4. Klara Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/11/survivor.html?showComment=1164625920000#c5467121551169274143'> Monday, November 27, 2006 3:12:00 AM

    My first time here an am sorry about ur man! Ope all will be well kip da faith!!


  5. Anonymous Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/11/survivor.html?showComment=1171050000000#c4294354357759106760'> Friday, February 09, 2007 11:40:00 AM

    I just want to say I know what you are going through. Although my husband is in prison for only 2 years, that same emptiness flows through me. Keep your head, up.