Part of the Whole

As I wake up I hear the rhythmic tick of the sprinkler outside my window.  The coffee drips in time to the clock, and although the house is quiet, my brain jumps wide awake.

It’s not official yet – summer really still has four more days before I should be mourning the end of long nights spent wrapped around a novel, mornings lingering over another coffee with cream, and being alone.

But I’m part of something.  I contribute to a system, a group, a team of people who cares beyond measure about children.  We get up early, we plan, we laugh, we smile, and we create a whole unit designed to pull each other up and out of ourselves.

The sprinkler subsides outside my window.  The coffee dwindles to the last drop, and my house begins to stir. My body must jump awake, engage, and prepare to take part.

They’re counting on me.

Who’s counting on you?

Jennifer Wolfe

Jennifer Wolfe, a writer-teacher-mom, is dedicated to finding the extraordinary in the ordinary moments of life by thinking deeply, loving fiercely, and teaching audaciously. Jennifer is a Google Certified Educator, Hyperdoc fanatic, and a voracious reader. Read her stories on her blog, mamawolfe, and grab free copies of her teaching and parenting resources.

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15 thoughts on “Part of the Whole

  1. –Education & Children NEED more passionate teachers like you. You’re changing the world! X

    1. Why thank you, dear chick. I have the passion…it’s keeping up the energy in the face of budget cuts, larger classes and the declining respect for teachers in our country.

  2. Jennifer, wow is this good writing! Who’s counting on me? Of course my precious family but I’d like to think my readers, the women in the various groups I lead and of course my church. It’s enriching to be counted and make a difference. I pray I always live with purpose and intention.

    1. Thank you, Shannon. I love your thoughts about living with purpose and intention..I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  3. Definitely my son. And my husband, too. 🙂

    1. Isn’t it wonderful to have them!

  4. mail4rosey says:

    You write well, and it was obvious your children (both at home and in the classroom) have someone who is dedicated to their well-being. Very nicely done.

    1. Thanks, Rosey. I do try to live my life dedicated to what is meaningful to me, and what will make a difference.

  5. my kiddo’s and hubby for sure…
    how the summer has flown by =)

    1. Hasn’t it gone by far too fast? I love the things that stay the same in my life…not sure I’m quite ready to jump back into the game just yet!

  6. Oh how poignant! I am thankful for teachers and school administrators who share your attitude. My kids are blessed to be part of an excellent school system. I pray I am the same kind of mom!

    1. Schools play such an important part in our lives…and I try to teach every child as I would want my own to be taught. I’m sure you’ve got everything it takes to be an amazing mom!

  7. Pamela says:

    Wonderful post! My family is who is counting on me, and I am grateful for that everyday!

    1. Thanks, Pamela. I’m so grateful to have my family beside me, too!

  8. brenda says:

    It’s a 24×7, never ending sort of job for which the benefits are questionable, the pay, miserable, but the love, well that’s never ending.

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