Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Next Page...

This is part of the next page.  Thank you all so much for your comments and your kindness.
I have been praying.  I do know that the last post was healing for me, though it was difficult. 
I do know that if circumstances aren't going to change, I can work on changing my reaction and responses to them.
For my health.
For my sanity.
For my love of teaching.

Thank you for accepting me for who I am,
and maybe for who I am not.

And thanks for visiting. I truly appreciate you and know I am very blessed.


Linda R. said...

So sorry to hear you are going through some stuff right now.. But I must say your page looks fabulous.. Your writing on the page looks great..
I will say a prayer for you!!

Hugs, Linda

DancingMooney ♥ said...

We LOVE You Kathy!!!!

♥ *big hugs* ♥

lori vliegen said...

your journal pages are always full of yummy texture and layers......kind of like life is, every day is different, and there's always layer upon layer of "stuff" going on! sending you a big choco-hug, sweetie pea! xox

Cat said...

Prayers for you while you go thru the difficult times! I have always said there just isn't long enough smooth stretches between the bumps in life! This will pass. Hang in there. XOXO!

Cat said...

... and I love the colors and the layers on your pages!

Createology said...

Your pages are beautiful and I believe they reflect your beauty...interior and exterior. Strength and courage is my prayer for you dear...

Glo said...

It is difficult not to take it personally when one feels attacked. Sounds like the crazed parent has scared your incompetent admin into paying attention to her ideas, so he in turn has attacked you. I have found that one of the best ways to deal with 'an attack' is to try and listen and acknowledge feelings rather than feel defensive take things personally. Sort of like wearing a raincoat - acknowledging that it is raining, but letting it run off the waterproof coating rather than absorb the torrent. It would help if the admin knew this so that when the parent approached him, he could have acknowledged her feelings of frustration with the fact that her child couldn't read and was looking for other methods, accepting her concerns. However, by being intimidated by the parent, he was unable to deal with the situation effectively and proceeded to direct his frustration at you. Now, you are taking on the frustration and anger. Perhaps you could acknowledge his feelings of frustration without taking it on...by saying, for example, "It sounds like 'parent' is concerned and frustrated that her child can't read and thinks she has the answer. I appreciate the fact that dealing with an upset parent can be intimidating, and also appreciate that she wishes that there was a foolproof method to help her child read. I am always interested in alternative approaches as is evidenced how my teaching methods have evolved over the years...." I would also suggest you put something in writing to your administrator to this effect. Acknowledging feelings is huge when it comes to effective communication, and seems especially important in the educational field.