The Magic Tree

This past autumn [2010] was a difficult season for me. 
Especially with work. 
There were a lot of changes happening, and to make a long story short, 
I found myself in a position that was extremely difficult. 
I was working long hours, doing extra things, burning myself out, 
AND not receiving any appreciation or even "thank yous" for it all. 
Needless to say, I was stressed... 

One evening in November, after I had finished a particularly strenuous day, 
I just felt done
I knew that I had a choice: 
I could choose anger and sin and probably do something
that I would end up regretting, 
I could choose God, and His love and His strength. 

So I sat in my empty, dark classroom and cried and prayed. 

And I felt a nudge. 

A nudge to create

I ran across the street to Lotte Mart and grabbed some supplies. 

And the Magic Tree was born: 

The Magic Tree is now the focal point in my classroom 
and he has a very lively personality. 
He's always changing with the seasons and holidays
and my students just love him.  


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