Monday, March 29, 2010

By My Everything...

It's amazing how God speaks right to our hearts, how He calls us to Him, how He gives us exactly what we needs. During our worship service yesterday, we sang a song I had not heard in a while, but it was exactly what I needed to say to my Savior.

God is my dreaming, God in my watching, God in my waiting, God in my hurting, God in my healing. By my everything!

I need Him to be my everything. In a time when I see so much new life, I am so excited for my friends who are experiencing this special blessing, but I can't help but feel a tug at my heart and anxiously await when that time comes for me. It's a daily process, but how wonderful it is to sit in the palm of my Creator's hand!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring Break 2010

A sunset at Ocean Isle
My view while walking around UNCW's campus.

One of the wonderful things about being a teacher is you have a students' schedule. I honestly think I appreciate spring break more now than I ever did in school. We ended our school week with a fun time at Special Olympics Bowling Practice and a pizza party and then the break officially began! I stayed in Auburn the first weekend of spring break to spend time with Justin and Mason and get some things done around the house. We enjoyed going to Keisel, snuggling while watching movies, and watching baskbetball. (Justin had to stay in Auburn to get work done and it was my first time ever being away from Mason for more than a few days. :()

After lots of errands and cleaning on Monday, I left early on Tuesday to head to NC. I bought a box of doughnuts from D2 for the fam to enjoy. I spent the next few days shopping with Mom and catching up on my Law and Order SVU and CSI:NY shows with Mom, Dad, and Zach. Good times of relaxation! On Thursday I headed east to Wilmington and spent the evening with Jill and the Alberts. Man, do I miss that boy! It was so great to see them all!
On Friday Jill and I enjoyed the beautiful weather at the loop! Then, my girls weekend began with eating at 2 Guys Grill on Friday night and catching up! It was so great to see Nat, Martha and Boof (we missed you Candice!). The weather was perfect and we enjoyed laying out on Saturday, shopping at the Outlets, and eating yummy crabcakes for dinner. Such a great time!

There is a reason why the Lord said to take time and be still and rest. This past week was a wonderful time with family and friends who are greatly missed. Only 44 more days of school!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

What would you do with a million dollars?

This was a prompt I gave my students this morning and here are some responses that I got:

1. I would buy me a new basketball.
2. I would buy a house and a car. 1 day I well get marred and have a fammy and I will need a house.
3. I would buy a movie theater in my house so if I got a date.
4. I will have a four wheeler with rims on it.
And my absolute favorite:
**I would buy a stretch limo with a handicap capibility so my friend in a wheel chair can come and chill out whenever he wanted.

There are rewards to this job! :)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Momma!

Today, March 3rd, is my wonderful Momma's birthday, so I wanted to just give her a shout out. My Mom and I have always had a special closeness and I have always considered her one of my best friends. This is something I hope to have with my own little girl one day. My Mom never missed a game, a piano recital, a Christmas or school play, or an award's day. But, besides her unwavering support and encouragement, her love and patience has what has been the most important things. There were definitely times when I was a mouthy middle school, an unruly teen-ager, and a defiant college student, trying to figure out myself and learn who I really was. Through it all though, my Mom stood by me, corrected me when I was wrong, and loved me regardless. She has held my hand when I was scared, prayed for me when I was confused, and loved me unconditionally. When I couldn't call to say the difficult words, she called for me. When I'm mad, she sits and listens while I vent. And, most importantly, she gets me, most of the time, and when she doesn't, she doesn't care, because I'm still her little girl. All of this is to say, I would not be who I am today without the unwavering support, prayers, and love of my wonderful Mom.

I love you! Happy Birthday!