People sometimes remark that they are amazed that I'm still working with everything going on with Ben. The truth is that work has actually saved me this year. While I'm at work I'm not thinking about cancer. Instead I'm thinking about thesis statements, and how I need to call a parent, and yearbook deadlines.
As any teacher will tell you, teaching completely consumes you. There is little time to be concerned about your own worries - and what a blessed gift that is!
To be able to put my thoughts on something positive instead of worry! To be able to solve problems that have solutions! To be able to have some control over the outcomes! To not feel so powerless and helpless!
Teaching has truly been a saving grace this year. I don't think I could have survived without it.