I work with children every single day!! I love them all so much!! I have learned so much from them and have been lead by their beautiful sweet examples!! In my journey of life I have been able to work as a swim instructor for 3 years now and I am going onto year 4!! I love it :) This past year at college I was able to broaden my horizons by getting a job in college working with Kindergartners to Eighth graders. Its was such a blessing to work with those kids! To watch them grow was amazing!! If they struggled with something and then got some help to figure things out, it was almost magical to watch them understand and comprehend what they were trying to accomplish. It was beautiful!! I know I grew along side those children and was able to learn the new things with them :) I am excited to continue my journey again in August when school starts again, working with the same job as last year and continuing on teaching swim lessons as well.
Children are a blessing in my life. I recently was put into the Nursery as my church calling and I love it!! I honestly don't understand why some people don't like being with such sweet spirits!! Yes, you can learn more from a 16 month old child than you could from the smartest college professor sometimes!!! The sweetest most purest learning comes from children. Do we treat the children we deal with like they deserve the right to learn? The right to teach? How do we treat our children? I know that sometimes yes it's extremely frustrating!!! There's no way on earth that I am anywhere near the perfect person just ask my parents lol. There are times when I should really take a step back and see things from their perspectives but I don't. But I do know that I can be better and I know that it's not that hard to at least try.
I know that children want to be just like us because we are their role models! They look up to us both figuratively and literally!! How do we treat that much admiration?!?! I love children so much!! I am grateful for my jobs that I have had/ still have that helped me to understand children better. And I am so grateful for my siblings Russell and Emma for loving me even when it's tough loving a stubborn older sister. My family situation is unique, I am 12 years older than my brother and 14 years older than my sister. As a family we have had to grow and learn new things along side the little ones. It's not easy. No where in the "Book of Life" does it say life is easy. But I know that we can all personally make it worth it!!!
Life is worth living and if you don't realize this, then here is me telling you that it so is!!! Being apart of a young child's life is so special! If you don't have children think again, that little girl down the block riding her bike past your house is watching you. The little boy that knocks on your door to bring you a treat is watching you. Those rambunctious kids that roll past your house in the middle of the street are watching you. That shy child in your class is watching you. The kid that's staring at you in the grocery store is watching you. The child in the car next to you at the stop light/sign is watching you. There is always someone watching you and your example helps shape them into who they will become. Our choices and actions have domino effects through several people's lives. We teach others by what we do! Lets try to be the best examples we can be!! Show everyone that we care enough to show them love and encouragement. Be the best person we can be and be willing to learn and grow and be taught.