Spring Break

Spring is here

Spring is here

My wife has a mug that says the three best things about being a teacher are: June, July and August. While there is some truth to it, the summer can drag on and it is always nice to begin a new school year. The excitement and newness of the year is welcome, plus football season is almost here.

However, for my money as a teacher I love the built in breaks that occur during the year, e.g. spring break. This break is great because the weather is turning warmer, the school year is drawing to a close, vacation plans are being made and the days are longer. Both my wife and I teach school, in the same building. In fact, she is only two doors down from me. We love it, but it isn’t for everyone I suspect. Earlier this month we were counting down the days until spring break and here we are.

We elected to drive to Houston, about 480 miles away, and spend some much needed time with her family. Last night we had a great meal at her sisters house and the whole family made it over. It was great, caught up on some old business and learned some new. Today it is over to her mom’s where grandma and grandpa live. Tomorrow we head over to her dads to see their new home and have a cup of tea, or for me coffee.

Breaks are a part of life, built into to who we are. We live much differently than our recent ancestors. They marked time by the seasons and not the second hand of a clock. While travel was tougher for them, the proximity of family presented the opportunity to stay more easily connected to each other. That is an important part of who we are as God’s children: staying connected to him and to each other. For us the breaks, spring break, allow us to do that.

And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention spring break is a great time to get in some golf as well. Make a break if you don’t get one, a date, a picnic, a drive or a special family night. Take advantage of the time you have with your family, because before you know it they will be gone. Happy spring break wherever you are!

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