This past Friday (12/14/12) the unspeakable happened, a shooting in an elementary school occurred. I never expected it to hit me as hard as it has, yes I expected to be sad over this incredibly sad event (never been one to show strong emotion with these type of events)...but the feelings I have had these past two days, have hit me hard. Since that day I have been crying off and on, seeing a flag at half mast, speaking to someone about it, praying about it, reading about it...you name it and the tears would fall. I went to church this morning and spoke to my pastor about it, how my heart was hurting, literally aching, for those precious babies and how I thought about my 8 precious ones that I teach. I would do the same for them in an instant, I guess in a way it scares me. I know where I would go, and it would be a place of no pain and incredible joy...but I am scared for the fear it would give my little ones. During Communion he came and prayed with me, again silent tears feel down my face, but he spoke about John 1:5- 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.- during the sermon and has helped put my heart at ease. Yes I am still crying, and yes tomorrow might be a hard day...BUT I know that I will love on my babies even more then I usually do, I won't let this horrible event scare me away from doing something I love and feel that I was meant to be doing on this Earth. While it is painful, we have to remember that we will see those precious 20 children and 8 adults in Heaven. Pray for those who lost their children, pray for those who are feeling hopeless, pray for those who do not know God and lost a child, or loved one. We have Hope in the Lord, while they are feeling hopeless...pray without ceasing.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
I never knew I would find another church that felt at home, how the church I grew up in felt when I was younger. Now that I am older (still trying to accept that fact, hahahah) I ventured out and found a new Church that I have found my place. Not only is this a home feeling, but it pushes me to be a better Christian, it gives me a community of Christians to be with, to hang out with, to talk with...what more could I ask for? Now in truth I looked into this church hoping there would a younger crowd (aka single Christian men)- no such luck- BUT I found something better. A new and stronger faith in God, knowing that nothing can pluck me from his hands. My prayer for all those out in cyber land is for you all to find a home Church that provides love, Christian support (including Christian brotherly judgement and prodding in the right direction in order to make you a better person) and if you are my neck of the woods contact me and join me at my new home and new church.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Today was a very bitter sweet day for me, I left a school that has been my home for three years. The school that taught me how to be a teacher, the school were I made my first teacher mistakes and joys. The school that housed my first school babies, the babies I helped and loved on. The babies that brought me tears on the 25th of May, and worries for their futures. I am leaving the first school family, the family that has support me and helped me in my first years as a teacher. The place of my first "big" girl job. What is hard about leaving is...the school is closing. I won't be able to go back and say "See that elementary school, that was my first job", it will be "Well I taught for three great years at this former school". While I am going to another amazing school, I am leaving my first school ever. Thankfully I am going to a school where I know people and teaching a new batch of babies in a new setting. It still hasn't hit fully, maybe in the fall...
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Last night was one of the scariest moments in my life, I had been watching the weather, nervous and by myself. I finally got my brother to my parents house with me and we ran to the basement, next thing we know the wind picks up and shakes the house- I can even describe the sound. A tornado hit less then half a mile from my parents house where we were staying. I didn't sleep till close to 2am. Thank the Lord we were okay, and parents house is okay.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Okay bloggers...Comcast has raised their prices across the board (GRRRRRRR) and I have a TV that hasn't worked in like a year (despite me calling several times) and they want to charge me 50 dollars to fix it. This is the LAST straw, I dislike their service, I dislike that they raise their prices (which I am behind now since I do automatic billing), WHO can I use????? I left ATT for the same reason and would only go back for uverse but note Uverse isn't available at my address
Sunday, February 19, 2012
I am the WORST procrastinator, and you would think that since I can admit it I would do something about it, but no. I am super lazy when left to my own devices and napping sounds so much better than doing the other things that beckon. My poor house was promised that I was going to clean it on Saturday and DO laundry, have either of these been done? Nope.
Any tips peeps?
Any tips peeps?
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
So for those who don't know me...I am slightly lactose intolerant. I can have dairy products, but not straight milk or heavy laden dairy products (even though I do...not a good idea). I haven't drank regular milk in years, I drank soy for awhile (and LOVED it) but I am worried about drinking too much soy (health effects). I have tried almond milk (Gross), recently coconut milk (vanilla flavor)-GROSS as well. Any suggestions cyber world?
Sunday, January 1, 2012
I ended 2011 with conquering a fear and making new memories. Along with a camp friend we went to Lake Lanier Islands to do zip lining. The only other time I have EVER zip lined was at camp and wasn't too happy with the climb up the ladder/pegs BUT loved zip lining. So off we went...I LOVED it. It is ALL I can think of now and can't wait to go back and zip line. I am already planning on going in February (winter break) and really would love to go ever or ever other month and conquer all their zip lines. So in February I plan on doing the same one and finding someone to go with me!! Here are some pictures, I didn't take my camera due to being freaked out and hugging the tree so thanks to SARAH I got pictures!
|Getting Nervous waiting to be called to go zip lining!|
|Getting all the rules and about to get "dressed"|
|All suited up, feel secure and ready to zip...I think|
|Thanks Sarah for inviting me and taking pictures!|
|All new meaning to "tree huger"|
|Out of order, but getting ready for the first zip!|
|HERE I GO!!!!|
|I just did WHAT?! and I kept asking "So I just sit right?"|
|Our guide shaking the bridge...|
|I can do it!|
Lake Lanier Canopy Tous