Thursday, May 31, 2007

My Guestbook!

I have followed in Charlotte's footsteps and made a guestbook. Although I'm pretty sure my family are the only ones that read this thing! Haha.

My week in words...

I guess it's been awhile since I posted...sorry I have been super busy with the end of school. To fill you in on the last couple days our third grade play was a major hit...I felt like a parent I was almost crying I was so proud of my kiddos. This year has been a long year, but I am so thankful for each of my students. Each one has taught me a lot in the year, probably more than I have taught them. Yesterday was field day, and like a Scott I was in there competing with my class(although I was a little disappointed in field day, it used to be dog eat dog and the kids used to get prizes for they don't want kids to lose so it's more cooperation...what's all that It was fun for the kids and I also enjoyed it.

My trip to Florida with my girls was awesome. God is truely amazing how He times everything perfectly. He knew I needed some time away with people close to me. We had a lot of fun hanging out on the beach, going out, cooking, bringing up old memories, and just enjoying each other. I will post pictures later.

God has really been teaching me and I feel really close to Him right now. He is showing me that I am going to hurt and have emotions over PJ, but that He is using this to change me and make me more like Him. I have an amazing since of peace that I know only comes from God. I realized the other day that I was praying the wrong prayer when we broke up, I was praying for God to heal my heart and make the pain go away. Instead I need to be praying for God to use this time to refine me and mold me into His vision. I was being selfish and only looking at my earthly feelings instead of eternal purposes.

That's not all that's been going on, but I feel like I rambled enough. I have 2 more days of school, today and tomorrow. I am going to miss my little ones, but I am excited for the summer. I am going to be living with Julie and Monte. I am so pumped to get to hang out with them and their cuties!!!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Some good stuff

I have started reading Lies Women Believe and the Truth that Sets Them Free by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. So far I really like it. It is amazing how sneaky Satan can be. It has already revealed to me so much. One of the quotes that really struck me is about God's love. So often we are faced with the world that tells us God doesn't love you if He did He wouldn't... well the truth is that "He loves me-because He is love. His love for me is not based on anything I have ever done or ever could do for Him. It is not based on my performance. I do not deserve His love and could never earn it." So many times I find myself doubting God's love for me because of the past sins/mistakes I have made. I am beginning to get a better handle on the fact that God loves me just because I'm me. That thought is so comforting and amazing it made me cry this morning. (Granted I am very emotional right now :) ) How crazy and awesome is that, there is nothing I can do that will ever make Him love me less or more. I don't have to compete for His's just there.

There was also a quote from Hannah Whitall Smith that summarizes the greatness of His love..."Put together all the tenderest love you know, the deepest you have ever felt, and the strongest that has ever been poured out upon you, and heap it upon all the love of all the loving human hearts in the world, and then multiply it by infinity, and you will begin , perhaps, to have some faint glimpse of what the love of God is." Now if that isn't love I don't know what is.

I am really beginning to see God's fingerprints in all of my trials. I may not like going through them(okay let's be honest it stinks). But Hebrew 12:10 tells us that God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in His holiness. I pray God will give me the strength and encouragement I need. I know He will because there isn't anything He can't handle, but it's hard to let everything go.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Friends and family

I am so thankful for my friends and family. I honestly can say I don't know what I would do without each one of you. I am going through some hard times right now, but I don't feel alone because so many of you have reached out to support me. I feel so blessed that God gave me such incredible family. I think growing up and even in college I took my family forgranted. I thought everyone grew up in a close knit family, over my years I have learned that is not always the case. If that wasn't enough God blessed me with the most amazing friends in the world. Both my friends and family are always by my side and there for me even when I mess up big time. I just pray that I will continue to trust God and everything will work out. I hope I can be the friend/sister/daughter that everyone has been to me! Thanks everyone! Love ya'll.


Monday, May 21, 2007


Here are the rules:
1. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.4. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog.Here it goes:

1. I love to read.
2. I want a puppy.
3. I am a worrier.
4. I love my family and friends.
5. My favorite movie is Dirty Dancing.
6. I love to nap, if it's not 1.5 hours or longer it's a tease.
7. I love the beach, or any place for that matter.
8. I could do without judgemental/ignorant people.
Now it is our turn to tag 8 other bloggers, I don't know anyone else so I guess I am it permanently.

can't come fast enough...

Summer can not come fast enough...I feel like a kid again, counting down the last days of school. I know I will miss my little students so much when summer is here, but right now I wouldn't mind a break! Which is awesome because for Memorial Day weekend a bunch of college former ballers are going to Destin, Florida for a mini reunion. I am really looking forward to it. Look for pictures to come soon! :)

Funny story of the day!!! When I need/want my kids to be quiet we play this game called "The Quiet Game". I am sure you have heard of it, but there is a twist. It is boys vs. girls...if you talk you loose a point for your team. The catch is I can trick the kids into talking by asking them questions...there is no prize just the competitive spirit. It works really well and the more you get into it the quieter the kids...I suggest people try it on road trips with their kids!!!
So anyways, we are sitting waiting to start our Third Grade Play practice (200 9 year olds putting on a production) and I am trying to keep them quiet. I felt like I was an entertainer on stage...anyways so I was trying to trick them when I asked if anyone wants me to take them to ice cream SCREAM for ice cream...this little chubby boy all of sudden just SCREAMS!!! Haha...I don't know if it is funny to anyone or if you had to be there, but I couldn't stop laughing. Needless to say the boys lost a point...

This weekend was a tough one for me. I had to work on Saturday and Sunday at Wild Wing. I really wasn't in the mood at all to work. Once I got there it was okay. I have been going through some struggles right now and am really praying for God to show me which way He wants to go. Please pray that He reveals to me the truth and that He gives me the strength to follow through.

I hope everyone has a great day!