I follow many blogs and the ones that I appreciate the most are those that tell with raw honesty their stories with all the ups and downs along with great advice about how they dealt with them. My first blog was called “Someday” and it was written as an encouragement to young moms to implore them to cherish the crazy, sleep deprived days of raising babies and preschoolers. With two teenagers now, there are many things that I honestly wish I had enjoyed more, yet hindsight is twenty - twenty as they say. The blog was based on a poem I wrote called Someday during that stage about how I wanted to remind myself that “this too shall pass,” but that also included the good aspects of that stage. Generally speaking I did enjoy this stage and I am so grateful as at that time I did not know that after Shannon, there were no more babies in God’s plan for us.
Funny and powerful things that happen in my classroom have been a great part of my blog content. The very title “Little Lessons Learned by Dana,” has a strong connection to what I have learned in my own classroom day after day. I heard an expression that people must be crazy to shut themselves in one room all day with twenty kids! Although teaching can be challenging, I have not felt this way. My students have taught me so much each day, I often wonder who the real teacher is at times. It is in those moments that I have learned some powerful lessons that I have been able to apply to my own personal growth and share with others while being careful to respect my students and their privacy.
My faith is a vital part of my blogs as well. I cannot share about who I am and comment on pivotal life lessons I have learned along the way without including what God has shown me and done for me on a daily basis. I have been blessed beyond measure in so many ways, and the fact that I have been able to experience God's guidance in all areas of my life has been such an important part of who I am today.
So I say thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. I have written faithfully and you have read my blogs and supported me in return. You have provided positive comments and shared my blogs with others who could benefit. There are many more blogs in my future and more books that I would like to write. Your support of me as a writer and blogger has given me much needed encouragement and made me feel that what I have to say has made a difference. Without wonderful readers such as all of you this blog would be meaningless. As I continue to share my life with you, my prayer is that we will continue to connect in a meaningful way and that you will feel encouraged. We are all in this together and my goal is to let you know that I can relate to your real life ups and downs because I have them too. Writing my blog has brought me such joy and knowing that wonderful and amazing people (over 100000 now) have taken the time out of their very busy schedules to check out what I have to say about “anything and everything,” is truly unbelievable! Thank you my friends. I love you all and wish you all of God’s richest blessings.
Until next time
Philippians 1:3 ~ I thank my God every time I remember you.
Little Lessons Learned: Having people support you in a brand new endeavour is such a crucial thing. Remembering to thank those who helped get you to where you are today is truly important.
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