Keeping it Real...
Welcome! No matter how you found this, God knew you'd be here today. May you absorb the message He has for you. In 2011 I shared through my writing, today I've learned there is more to me than just writing. I have the energy and passion to share with others. Sometimes through Facebook live and others with my blog and most importantly, I've learned my passion to cook and bake is a vessel to share my writing and live presentations, while glorifying God in the process. I just needed to let go, and follow His lead.
T.O.P.' Tuesday: Never Forgotten
Hello! How are you doing? To say it's been awhile is an understatement. I'm sorry if you've missed me and grateful for those that reached out to check in and see if I'd be writing soon. Thank you! Here I am. It's not that you are forgotten or not thought of. It's the opposite. I miss you too and think of writing something then I'm overwhelmed.
One thing I strive for on this blog is to "keep it real" for all of you. I don't wan to write, just to write - at least not on my blog. If you are taking the time to read, I want it to be worth reading. You deserve this much. I was inspired Monday morning to write this and share with you.
We are 40 days into the school year and I'm just starting to feel like there is a semi-routine to our days. This is freeing my brain a little to focus when I get home on the things that need to be done. I'm learning, or should I say, reminded, it is important to do the things that bring us joy more often, especially when under stress. It's the third school year interrupted by COVID and the effect on our students' education is heartbreaking and the exhaustion felt by parents and staff alike are weighing so many down. If I think about it to much, I'm overcome with a grief for the next generation and the joy lost within our schools.
Don't misunderstand, teachers are busting their humps to make school an enjoyable, rigorous, and fun place to be. The kids are laughing and learning. Our students are making friends and loving school. They know they are loved and look forward to coming to school, this is what energizes and inspires the staff to keep showing up. Our students have no idea of the exhaustion felt because they deserve better and they deserve our all, and they are receiving it.
I'm grateful for the amazing staff at MACS striving to give 110% every day so our student succeed and enjoy school. I also pray for our staff because they are tired, we are all tired. The pandemic is wearing on everyone and I believe most are doing their best to keep giving 110% but if we are to remain healthy ourselves to care for others, we need to pause and reflect on what MUST be done and what can WAIT.
I don't share this for sympathy or to upset anyone. I hare so you know that it's not that I don't WANT to write and maintain the blog with a few posts each week. It's the opposite. My prayer is, and always has been, for this blog, for this to be a place of encouragement and inspiration for all of you. As I wind down to wrap us up I realize its been 40 days of school, maybe this was our 2020-21 school year dessert?
You are not forgotten my readers! I think of you often and when I share, I want it to come from my hearth, not to be empty words on your screen. I hope you are blessed by this post in some way and will send an encouraging note to your child or grandchild's teachers. Let them know you care, they are doing their best and giving all they have with such love, dedication, and compassion...it's unmeasurable!
Thank you for entrusting your children to their teachers! They are in good hands!
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323
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