It’s not something that’s on my schedule. If you were to check my iPhone and my Outlook calender, you’d notice that the space between 4:45pm and 5:00pm Monday-Thursday is always empty. It’s the end of the day, and during that time, I find myself doing two things: prepping for the next day and waiting.
Waiting for my appointment.
I don’t know when it became an “appointment”. It kind of just happened. She would get dismissed from her class and swing by my office before heading downstairs to get picked up. Initially, it was just to ask a question about high school or college. But eventually it became more- the visits became more frequent and the questions (and conversations) became about life. Real life stuff- the kind of stuff that can trip up even the smartest, most talented person if they aren’t equipped to deal with it. She shares, and asks questions. I listen- until she’s ready for me to ask questions or provide feedback.
After talking with Jesus, and praying with Preacherman, this is one of the best parts of my day. When working with students, you often wonder if you’re really impacting their life. You wonder if what you do, what you say, how you teach and instruct is helping to move the needle; not just in the classroom, but outside of it as well. Most days, I’m given this appointment- this 15 minutes to plant some seeds, water other seeds, and pull up some weeds in this student’s life. It’s something that I cherish- and I’m grateful to God to be entrusted with this responsibility. My life is better because of it- and I pray that hers is as well.
Until next time…
Be encouraged! Peace and Blessings!
March 3, 2015 at 10:25 am
That’s awesome Erin. The Lord is using you as vessel of knowledge, inspiration and encouragement to this young lady. I am sure she values everything you say, if nothing just for the attention you show her. Keep shining!
June 28, 2015 at 7:06 pm
It’s appropriate time to make a few plans for the long run and it’s time to be happy.
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