I had a good week this week- what no complaining I hear you say. Yes it was a good week and although I find myself exhausted, it’s a good exhausted. This week I finally started my extended hours as Christian Pastoral Support Worker at Dernancourt Schools. The school won some of the National Chaplaincy funding last year, but it has taken a while for the money to get through.
At first I was concerned that I wouldn’t know what to fill the 18 hours with, but I soon found that I could fill them and more. Today I was overwhelmed with students wanting to see me and I filled my three hours and completed four. And I wanted to, and could, give more than the minimum. It was liberating to realise. Now I know that it’s not going to be always easy in the following weeks, and I will struggle… and complain again, but today I am happy. I feel like I have been able to give… that I have been able to do that thing which enthuses and (dare I say it) gives me some kind of purpose. I am thankful.