Restoration

“And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten.”
— Joel 2:25

It’s been a decade since an unsupportive administrator, a duplicitous colleague, and an unruly bunch of tough, street-smart kids shattered my confidence, my dreams, and my heart.

This afternoon, in a single instant, Zaphod gathered up all of the shards, welded them back together, and gave them back to me with a single offhand compliment.

This afternoon, in a single instant, I became the teacher I wanted to be 10 years ago.

This afternoon, in a single instant, my obedience was rewarded, and Life restored to me the years that the locust had eaten.

That instant stands as one of the happiest moments of my entire life.

Emily