Monday, September 24, 2012

Prayer Requests Needed

A family member of mine was diagnosed with leukemia in the spring. He is a sweet 12 year old boy who likes to go deer, dove, and duck hunting and bass fishing with his dad. He has a family who loves him and friends who miss him. He had a normal life of a typical middle-school boy until his diagnosis. Since then, he's been through ups and downs. He's had rounds of chemo, made it to remission, only to be re-diagnosed.

He keeps running fevers and his white blood cell counts are very low. His chemo treatments cannot be given until his blood cell counts get higher. 

Please keep him in your prayers. 
I don't usually post such personal information on here, but I believe in the power of prayer. So, if you're reading this post, please take a few minutes in your day to send up a prayer for Dylan.

"Have faith in God," Jesus answered. "Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours."
Mark 11:22-24

Saturday, September 8, 2012

I am alive...

sort of.

I mean, I am breathing, so I am alive in that way. 

But, I. Am. Dead. Tired.

Teaching a new grade level, implementing new common core standards, walking 3 miles every day at work (literally...I've clocked it. that's how far my trailer is from everything), and waking up at 4:45 every morning after going to bed at 11:30 every night has completely worn me out! I'm just waiting for it all to slow down. But who am I kidding...we all know that it NEVER slows down!

I will say that I am LOVING second grade. I would say the biggest adjustment for me right now is the difference in the maturity level from third grade, but I start each morning with my Joyce Meyer devotional and I swear, it reminds me take deep breaths and show patience and love with some particularly challenging/whiney little ones through out  the day...well at least until dismissal which is crazy every day. We'll get there. WE WILL GET THERE.

I promise I will do a real post one day. I am not even going to say it will be soon, but it will happen again one day. 

Today, however, I slept until 9:00 (4 1/2 hours later than a typical week day), I am enjoying my coffee in my PJ's with College Game Day playing on the T.V. And I plan on staying on this couch, in my PJ's, with something other than coffee in my hand, while I pull on my Gamecocks and 12:20! And I will love every minute of my laziness! Even if I am working on SmartBoards while watching. 

And tonight, I get to do this...
Can't wait to celebrate with Megan!