No pictures tonight. Just a quick note to share an eventful day. I turned in my resignation at work this afternoon.
I first shared my intent with the building principal and he was very supportive and understanding. I told him I was okay with him letting the superintendent know and I would talk to him myself very soon. Within a half hour the superintendent showed up at my office door. I smiled and said "word travels quickly here I see". He gave me a hug and told me I was doing the right thing.
"Family comes first. When you do something for your family, it is the right thing", he said.
"Thank you for this opportunity and placing your faith in me years ago when you hired me" I choked out.
"This only makes me have more faith in you."
"That is what makes this hard."
After I announced it on Facebook:
Former school board president, Pastor Randy Dean: You are one of the finest humans I've known in the public education arena. So, whatever you've decided to do, you'll be a huge success because YOU are a fine human. Thank you.
I will never know for sure if this was the right decision. Whatever that means - right vs wrong. I do know I will have times of regret. To think otherwise is foolish and impossible considering what I just shared. How could I go without missing a great group of people to work with?
That said, I know what I need to do. I am in love with my family and will go to the gates of hell for them, whatever form those gates come in. Maybe it is working to establish a healthier diet than what we currently have here. Maybe it is remembering to breath deeply when I have lost patience with one of the boys during the daytime when I would otherwise have been gone at work. Whatever the struggle or need, it is my job to support them. Yes, I know I cannot do everything, but I can do more now that I will be physically present for more hours of the day. And, I am excited for that.