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Month: May 2016

Trusting the Lord for my school posting

Last week, I finally received confirmation of my next posting. It’s been a long journey of quiet waiting and trusting in His Providence. After such a long stint in MOE HQ, many are surprised to hear that I am returning to be a teacher. Indeed, the reality of it hasn’t really sunk in for me yet. Perhaps it will only hit me in the first week as I face actual students again. This decision to return to school has taken me a lot of courage. My previous experience of teaching was filled with a lot of precious memories with colleagues and students, but I also can’t quite forget the absolute exhaustion that was a daily affair, the constant headaches, flus and body aches, the total impossibility of having a social life during the week, and always having an incomplete to-do list at the back of my mind. And now I’m returning to all that as a mother, with two kids of my own to care for as well. It would have been a lot easier to try and find a way to stay in HQ and hang on to the more family-friendly possibilities there. But I cannot forget that at the core of my very first calling to teach is the youth of our future generations. I won’t get all altruistic about this because I’m not sure how much...

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Time as a SAHM

So it’s been nearly six months of being away from work, with two more weeks of leave to go. Honestly, the extra leave I took after maternity leave ended in mid April was/is so essential. Joy is nearly five months old now, and while things are going pretty ok with the home routines, I am still pretty thrown off by the changes brought by this second addition to our family. I remember feeling overwhelmed and exhausted while caring for just Noah alone when we were in Melbourne. I guess it shouldn’t come as much surprise that I’m feeling exhausted...

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