Personal Narrative: The Sacrificial Love Of Jesus Christ

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Who am I? This is a broad question, with many answers. I am the mother of three amazing children, wife of twelve years, care giver to a sweet seven month old, a Sunday school teacher, student, and most importantly a child of God, saved through the sacrificial love of Jesus Christ. I lived in the Lewisville, TX area until 1994 when we moved to Georgia where I attended high school. I was saved and baptized at fourteen, but strayed from my faith until my early twenties when I had two children and married the love of my life. In 2006, through a song on the radio, I felt a deep conviction of the holy spirit and in that moment I rededicated my life to Christ. My family’s values played a nonexistent role in who I am today, mainly because our …show more content…
In high school, I discovered a passion for art and writing. I thrived in Art, Art History, Ceramics, and all the required English literature courses. Algebra was the antithesis of these courses for me. I struggled in both Algebra courses, having to take one twice in order to pass. My favorite teacher and mentor was my Assistant JROTC Instructor, SMSgt Henley. He was an honorable man, an encourager, and a great example of everything I hoped to be as an educator. My desire to become a teacher stemmed from my love of literature and my desire to teach with the love for student success that SMSgt. Henley showed us each day. I made the decision to enroll at GCU three months ago, when all of my research on my degree choice and the desire for a Christian learning environment kept pointing me to Grand Canyon University. I anticipate the biggest thing I will gain from attending GCU besides my degree will be a passion for leading my students through the example of Christ …show more content…
I have several amazing women educators that I look up to. Last fall, a dear friend of mine retired from teaching kindergarten. She has a way with people that makes everyone want to know her and follow her lead. She has taught multiple generations of the same family in our town, which is a testimony to her long dedication to the education of children in our community. I pray that I am that kind of teacher and in the next ten, twenty and even thirty years I will still be educating the children of our small community. I hope to positively contribute to our community by the example I lead in my walk with Christ and how I live my life. Besides teaching at the high school, I will serve my community by serving in my church, in school booster clubs, and by praying for our community every day. I define success as achieving the goals you have set and being proud of the results. I will know I have achieved success in the future when, like so many of my friends, I will have students thanking me for all I did to help them be

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