Thursday, May 28, 2009


Last Sunday we had a great lesson in Sunday School that really got me thinking about how important my job is and the influence I have on the kids around me. The funny thing is that this lesson came just 2 days after I had a student come into my office and sit to talk to me for 2 hours about personal things going on in her life. I was completely caught off guard and remember sitting in my chair thinking "Okay God, what do i say to that??" I have been around children and teaching for several years but never have I had this experience with teaching/witnessing to a student. I didn't know what I would say or what would come out of my mouth when I opened it to speak to her but He gave me the words to say that would help her and give her the guidance HE wanted her to have. Even though I shouldn't be amazed I was.......I was amazed at how he used me at the most unexpected time to teach a child what they needed to know........about HIM!! It was most definitely a humbling experience!!

On another note, some very good friends of ours are moving to Georgia this weekend.......this is a great opportunity for them but was also a very hard decision for them to make. He too is a teacher and band director and makes a HUGE impact in the lives of the students he leads. I know that the Lord is going to use them in a awesome way in Georgia!! They are such sweet, amazing people and I am truly going to miss them!! Good Luck Jon and Beth......we love you both and that precious baby boy very much!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mommy Moment

Well, I haven't blogged about Addison in a while so I figured today the blog would be dedicated to her!! She is growing and changing so much all the time and last night I had a melt down about it!! When Brandon brings her home from daycare, I always pick her up and start playing with her, asking her how her day was, and loving that smile she gives me and Brandon all the time!! Yesterday was no different.......until I heard Brandon say "well, she's growing up so fast that daycare is moving her up to the next room"!! I wanted to cry.......and I did shortly after I read the notice we got sent home to us!! It talked about how we needed to send her in shoes everyday because she would be outside on the playground, and how they have song time, play time, reading time, etc. and I just lost it!! It is so good and healthy for her to move up and grow and change........and I guess I never really think about how big she really is getting until I get those notes and I realize how fast she is growing.........and I had a melt down about it!! I can't believe how fast time is flying by and how much she is changing and growing every single day!! She is walking, trying to say words we say and saying some of them right, sitting in her own chair like a big girl and playing by herself to entertain herself without us having to entertain her!! Some of these, well, all of these things are wonderful and huge milestones and I am so happy that she is accomplishing all these things.........but as her momma I just got sad about it for a few moments!!! This time last year she wasn't even rolling over yet much less crawling, talking, cutting teeth, or anything and now......I can't keep up, she has four teeth, she has the cutest shoes in the world, she loves on Toby ALL the time and she actually hugs and "gives us love" every day!! She understands what we are saying to her and responds to is crazy!! But, I must admit that after my mommy moment of sadness, I am so proud of my baby girl!! She will be 14 months old on saturday and what a wonderful ride these last 14 months have been!! As sad as I was about her moving rooms, I am excited about all the wonderful things to come in her life!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


At this time of year I find myself getting anxious about school being over. I know it's not an 8 to 5 job all year but when you throw in coaching hours it adds up to lots, and lots of hours and time away from family and the stresses that come with this job are overwhelming sometimes. I am so blessed to be in this profession and be able to feel like I am making a difference in the life of a child.........but when the end of the year comes, and it's the off season for coaching it seems like it drags on, and on, and on, and on................and the last day of school is NEVER going to get here.........but it is almost here and I can not wait!!! =) It has been a good year for the most part and I did get a contract back for next year (blessing) so i will be in full force again here soon but I do intend on enjoying my time away for a little bit. My girls will practice this summer but I don't really consider that work.....for is for them though!!! =)

On another note, a friend of mine just had her baby boy last week on the 6th and he is absolutely precious!!! I forgot what it felt like to hold a tiny baby that weighed 7 was awesome!! I didn't realize until then what people meant when they said they had the itch for another baby just by holding one.........haha, I came home from holding him and told my husband that I may really want another one and that was a very funny conversation.........needless to say he isn't ready for another baby yet!! It was fun to think about for a minute though........ =) Oh well, we will again someday just don't know when!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Mother's Day!!

This is technically my second mother's day being a mom and I couldn't be happier about having my precious angel in my life!! Mother's Day this year is special to me for several reason........on mother's day last year we dedicated out beautiful daughter at church. That was one of the most amazing days of my life as we stood in front of our church family and dedicated our daughter to the Lord, and ourselves to raise her in a Godly home. I will never forget that wonderful day. It is also very special to me this year because for the first time in my life my birthday is on Mother's Day...........every other time my birthday was suppose to fall on Mother's Day it was a leap year and it would jump from Saturday to Monday......not this year!! I can't think of a better year for this to happen as I myself am a mother I get to celebrate being a mom and my birthday all on the same day!! What's better than that??!!
Mother's Day is also very special to me because as a daughter I get to celebrate my mother!! My mother means the world to me. I can't think of a more Godly woman than my mother. She is the BEST prayer warrior I have ever met, she was always there for me when I needed her growing up, she cherishes my dad and would do anything for him, she never missed one single event my sister or I had growing up, and now she is one of my very best friends. She was beside me every step of the way when I was pregnant and went through the worst delivery imaginable, and I couldn't imagine doing that without her. She is an amazing GiGi to her four grandchildren (as of a year ago) and absolutely adores those kids!!! I could go on and on about how wonderful she is and how lucky I am to have her as my mother. I hope all of you are as lucky as I am to have such an incredible woman as a mom!!
To all of you Mom's out there or Mom's-to-be..........HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!! I hope you all have an amazing day and God Bless you all for the love and sacrifice you give to your families and children daily!!!