This will be my last blog-post.
Kidding! Totally kidding.
I'm sorry, that was horribly mean.
It's physically impossible for me to stop writing, so you're stuck with me.
The real "BIG" announcement is...
[Stop calculating in your head, people...it's physically impossible for me to be pregnant already, okay? It's NOT that. Kay, thanks.]
I'm taking the next school year off, and I'm being a full-time stay at home mom!
(some of my twitter friends saw me tweet this the other day!)
To those of you who have been around for the last 10-12 months...you KNOW that's been a crazy-big desire of mine. In fact, you know that I cried many tears during my pregnancy wondering if I'd get the opportunity to stay home, and how much it would mean to me to be able to do so.
For me, well...for us....we know its the right decision. It truly is the desire of my heart to stay home with Emeline (and all our future kid's if possible...but that's another story).
I was having a
I'm seriously stoked about this.
And I feel so blessed.
You might ask, does this mean I've given up teaching for good?
In fact, I didn't quit my job. One of the many perks of being an educator (at least in many districts around here!) is the opportunity to take a "child-rearing-leave" for any amount of time, typically up to an entire year.
I was approved to take off the entire 2010/2011 school year, unpaid, obviously. They will save my job if I choose to come back after that. If I don't come back, then I will have to terminate my position.
So, this coming school year they will put a long-term substitute in my classroom for the entire year. Next summer, around this same time I will have to let them know what my decision is as to my return.
At this point, we're taking it one year at a time. [In fact, with the summers squished at either end, she will be 16 months old by the time I return to teach, if that's the path we choose to go.]
I'm going to treasure this year fully. REALLY. I promise.
I know that I'm getting an amazing opportunity to stay home with Emeline; to be able to watch her grow and learn.
So, that's my big announcement.
Well, big for me. Big for us.
Thanks for supporting me along the way.