Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Fresh Start

I often start our writing paragraphs, only to erase them because I find I just like lists better.

Why I love my job:
1. Each year is a fresh start. I get to learn from last year's mistakes and move on.
2. I get to be creative.
3. I love the people I work with.
4. I am affecting destiny!
5. The hours are great (despite having to take things home to work on.)

Today at church Mark prayed for teachers and one of the things he said really stuck out to me. He said that it doesn't matter how you start; it matters how you finish. In other words, the fact that all my name tags aren't labeled doesn't really matter that much. What matters is at the end of the year I have spoken life into my students and have made them more prepared for life!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Summer-- Was it all I wanted it to be?

It's hard to believe that summer is quickly fading away... It has been filled with beautiful moments.

One of my goals was to be domestic-- I did grow several plants; froze corn, strawberries, and blueberries; made strawberry jam; made homemade yogurt; baked cinnamon rolls, muffins, and cookies. I have yet to make a loaf of yeast bread or make laundry detergent. There's still time left...

Another goal was to spend time with my Creator. I am happy to report that my most noble goal has been met. I have had lots of time to know Him better and He is doing a work in me that is not over yet!

I also intended to get in shape. Haven't totally reached this goal, but I am making progress. I've done lots of strollercise sessions and Ysmaille has been helping me lift weights. It's a never ending process.

Most importantly I have spent lots of time with my baby girl. This summer has been full of milestones-- her first airplane ride, sitting up by herself, her first tooth, rolling over, etc. It has been such a precious summer!