Monday, May 28, 2012

Sunshine and...

It's the last week of school!!! Happy. Dance.
The end of the school-year brings much...
sleeping in
grilling out
beach and pool
... and wondering if you made your mark...

Don't worry friends, I'm probably more excited for school to be out than most parents, considering all of the things listed above.  On the flip side, I've found myself wondering if I have "made my mark" on these students' lives.  All luxury aside, it's what counts the most.  We have had some super busy last weeks of school and I've strived to enjoy being with my students as much as possible.  They are why I am alive.  They are my calling.  And, I don't want to be a hinderance to any thing that God has for them.  I pray that I have made an impact on these students in more ways than one, and that most of all, they have seen the love of Jesus.  He is what counts.  Love is what counts.  

The more I am around middle school students, the more I realize how the world is giving itself over to the enemy.  Not something a teacher wants to see.  Especially since the teaching profession focuses on the future and how to train students for the future.  The great opportunity that I have as a Christian education teacher is that I am able to, not only try to be a positive role model for children, but also talk about Jesus and encourage them to live a life that is pleasing to Jesus.  I love to talk to my students about Jesus and hear their experiences and knowledge about a holy God.  It's powerful folks.  Please don't be fooled.. students in private, Christian schools don't have it all together, living a "perfect" life.  More than less of my students this year come from broken homes, abusive homes, adoption and abandonment.  My hope is that I have completed the task that God gave me for every single one of them as I took the responsibility to be their leader this year.

One of the many fun things we have been doing recently was a dinner theatre! I was also a part of the play and played the role of "Mom".  It was set in the 50s with a diner theme.  The name of the play was called "Uncle Phil's Diner".  Super cute.  Super fun.  Some if the action was caught below:

A nerd and a class president nominee!
Two cheerleaders and the mom ;)
Her prom date stood her up!

My kitchen staff, dancing husband :)
Priceless!! Beauty school drop-out!
Whole cast! So cute!
She's been waiting for her prom date for 7 years!
"Hostess with the mostest" :)
Uncle Phil and Tony
Cute nerds!
And that's a wrap folks.  Here's to sweet students, middle school madness, and one tolerant teacher!

Happy summer!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

It's OK Thursday.

I saw this on a blog and thought it was too funny. Especially because girls are always trying to find justification for our little issues that no one else seems to understand. Can I get a witness?! Ha! Maybe it's just me.. Who knows?

So, here goes:

It's ok that I stayed up until 12:30am last night because I HAD to paint my nails and allow sufficient dry time. Not to mention, I had been at the church from 7:45am to 9:00pm. Tired is an understatement.

It's ok that I had to tell the dance team to rearrange themselves in our circle yesterday because it looked more like an oval and my OCD was kicking in.

It's ok that I can't leave my house for the weekend without it being spotless. My brain literally cannot handle it!

It's ok that my dog IS my child.

It's ok that my husband cannot help clean the house because I will still feel like its dirty if I don't clean it. Anyone else have this issue? :/

It's ok that I eat rainbow sherbet in bed almost every night. Don't judge.

It's ok that every time I look at my wedding pictures I wish we could re-live that day all over again. It was perfect in every way.

It's ok that I create a complete disaster in our extra bedroom when I start any type of craft. It's inevitable. And usually it stays like that for a few days before I'm done with the activity and ready to move to the next.

It's ok that I'd rather read a book than watch TV. Current read: Kisses from Katie. Almost done, it wish I wasn't because its so incredible. Buy it. Read it.

It's ok that multiple people have told me they have never seen a girl eat as much as I do. If I ever become 200 pounds, it will not be ok. But for now, I will accept. :)

It's ok that I look to Jesus for peace, patience, and wisdom on a daily basis. He's such a good provider!

Alright lovies, I guess that's it for now. I'm thankful today that Jesus is holy and worthy of praise. Give Him your ALL today. He's worth it. I'm also thankful for my new blogger app, on which I am writing this post. :)