Monday, 7 May 2012

Looking forward to work

Who would've thought that putting on this sexy blue polo top on three times a week would bring me so much joy!? The weekends are really hard right now as it was always the time we spent together as a whole family, so I really look forward to Monday when I know that I can go to work, and do something that I love so much.

When I got the job as a Teacher Assistant at the end of last year, I thought it would be good as I felt lost after Noah passed away and it would keep me busier.   Now I look back and really believe that it was all meant to be for a reason - to give me a routine, give me something to look forward to and to help bring some joy back into my life (and having a small income come in of course, but I see that as a bonus).

The first week that I started back at work was just a couple of weeks after Aaron passed away.  I could've waited longer, but I just felt like I wanted to start as early as possible.  Although I liked it at first, I wondered if I had made the wrong decision.  

It was hard to go to work with so much to do at home on my own, and so much to organise after Aaron passed away. 

It was hard to go to work when all I could think about was that Aaron (and Noah) died.  

It was hard to go to work, knowing I would go home to the three boys and not have Aaron to talk to about my day.  

But now it's not hard at all.  I love it so much, and I look forward to every day that I go to work.  

Jalen always asks me how my day at work was, and always wants to know about the kids and what they are like.  It's of course not the same as coming home to tell Aaron all about it, but it's the best I've got at the moment and it's nice to talk to him about it.

I've had a lot of people ask me if it was hard to work at the school that Noah went to, but to be honest it makes it easier because it was Noah's school.  It makes me feel closer to Noah as I see his friends that he went to school with, and as I work with kids who have similar disabilities to him. 

I wish I could share photos of the gorgeous kids I work with as they are all so cute.  I actually wish I could bring them all home with me!  There are seven kids all together, but we usually have an average of five there. You would think that having five or six kids in a room with four adults (three teacher assistants and the teacher) would be easy right? That's what I thought until I started work! :) 

It's full on as the kids are so busy and have so many different needs, but I love it.  I feel like it's challenging, but not too hard.   I love not having the responsibility of being the teacher, but still feel like I can actually teach them because of the experiences that I've had.    I'm not sure if I'll ever want to teach again, but for now I love, love, love my work and am so happy that I have something to look forward to during the week.


  1. I'm so happy you love your job Lisa and have something to look forward too. I love their logo at the front of the school.

  2. It's so wonderful that you have a job that you love. So many people go to work and just wish that they weren't there ... and I think that's sad. I work with the disabled and I truly love it. They bring a joy into your life that you cannot explain.

  3. You are amazing Lisa!! Very much an inspiration to me. It's wonderful to find work in a place with people that you know and are familiar with and they are familiar with you too.

    You are amazing to raise three boys on your own and go to work as well. Good on you!


  4. That job must have just been waiting for you to fill your days after Noah. So glad that you can pass your weekdays away somewhere you like. Now to just get through the weekends

  5. Lisa you are amazing! to give back like you are after going through so much yourself is a true inspiration x

  6. Lisa what a true inspiration you are :-)

  7. That is wonderful! I am so glad that you have this job that you love so much. Makes life a lot easier and enjoyable when you love your profession. You are such an asset to that program and a blessing in those students lives.

  8. You are the best. And I'm so happy for you that you have something so worthy and enjoyable to give yourself a break from your thoughts. What a nice way to be close to Noah, too. xoxo

  9. Sounds like taking that job was definitely an inspired decision. I'm glad it brings you joy.


  10. Lisa,
    I have enjoyed reading your blog the last little while. Your children make me smile and I ache for the loss you have experienced and pray for you and your boys that you will have the strength and comfort you need until your entire family can be together again.
    I have been touched by many of your posts and am glad to hear that you have found a job where you like to be.
    As a mother with a child with a disability, I can not express my love enough for the teachers and aids who have helped my son through the years. They will forever have a special place in my heart.
    The goodness in your heart shines through your blog and I would love to have you working with my child.

  11. So happy that you have found something that you love to do and are keeping busy. I love that Jalen asks you to share your day with him. That's such a plus in my book. You are amazing, and you have done so much for yourself and your three boys. Keep on keeping on, Lisa. You're doing great under the circumstances. You are bringing lots of love to many children and you know just how to do it.

  12. I've been "stocking" your blog for a few months and I just can't imagine how you do it! You are a rock and a hero! You're boys a so lucky to have you! Glad you're liking your work. Sending you my warmest thoughts and best wishes.

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  14. So wonderful you love the position and you are are no doubt such a help. I have no doubt the routine and feeling good about what you do at the school is so beneficial to you right now.

    Great post, so happy to read.

    Hugs from BC Canada

  15. So glad that work has become something so positive for you. I have no doubt that you are amazing at it and the kids love you :) xxx


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