Sunday, July 25, 2010
2 hours in Wal-Mart with my sweet friend Kasey and a very sweet Wal-Mart employee named Amber
Endless hours online
600 backpacks (25 cases, currently in my garage)
"What in the world are you talking about", you ask?!?!?!?
loving on people...
sharing the PRECIOUS WORD OF CHRIST...
helping out families in need...
showing kindness and compassion...
AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON... STAY WITH ME!!!
Last year our church FBC Malakoff (http://www.fbcmalakoff.com/) started something known as "block parties" we go into three different neighborhood areas with free fun, food and fellowship and do all of those things listed above with the people in the area... and boy is it a blessing!
Our last block party is held in our hometown in which we give out FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES!!! YES FREE!!! No strings attached!!! This year I was honored to be asked to organize this years school supply drive, that's where my sweet friend Kasey comes in, she also has been working diligently with me to get this pulled off... so tomorrow we go and pick up all of the supplies from Wal-Mart ( 4 pallets) and get ready to have a "backpack stuffing party"... so... "STAY TUNED" for pictures and stories of such a blessed event!!
"Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men, knowing that you will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Lord- YOU SERVE THE LORD CHRIST." Col.3:23-24
Remind me often that you are God and I am not. Help me to seek your face and your counsel as new responsibilities and opportunities are offered to me. Amen.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I will leave you with this word on my heart tonight...
Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous ones; shout for joy, all you upright in heart. Psalm 32:11
Blessings from one PROUD momma~
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Well, I'm talking about something else :)
28 days until my SUMMER break is OVER...
I can't believe it!! I have enjoyed my time being off... In approx. 28 days I will be making my usual 20 mile drive one way to work. I will have to say that I love the district that I work for and I love my second grade team that I teach with, but I don't love the fact that it's already time to go back...
One week of "STAFF DEVELOPMENT" to see all of the changes that the district is going to implement this year and exciting workshops to re-motivate us teachers...motivation seems to be harder and harder for me to find these days...HA HA :)
SO...I guess for the next 28 days I will live it to the fullest, enjoy sleeping in, no makeup, not dressing up, swimming all day and playing outside with Hannah, maybe a few mini vacations!! I love SUMMER TIME and I love my JOB!!
On a more serious note...please do pray for the upcoming school year, the students and the staff who face daily challenges!! I covent your prayers for wisdom and strength, as I have found out that teaching goes far beyond "the books." It is truley a passion for the children!
~Henry Brooks Adams
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
We have a "trash can" and a bird house... what great imaginations!! I love it!
We have a shelf (thank you daddy) and an old video camera...survellience Hannah said...OH MY!!
We have a door (soccer goals) which by the way now it has bricks around it and flowers planted by the "door"...it is adorable!!
TAAAAAA DAAAAAA.....the canopy for shade, complete with a bench, two lawn chairs, a small table, and a shower seat and yes...a hammock!!
This has been a really fun day, swimming, bike riding, sidewalk chalk, making kool-aid and of course"The Clubhouse"!! I love playing with my baby girl!!!
Saturday, July 10, 2010
I have no idea how she plots her get aways!!! I have never seen anything like it!!!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Hannah: "Mom what kind of dog is Buddy?" (our outside dog)
Mom: "He's a beagle mix, just a yard dog."
***Boy, did I open a can of worms by saying "beagle-mix"
Hannah: "What kind of dog is Red?" (our neighbors dog)
Mom: "Red is a boxer mix, just a yard dog."
*** I think we went on with every dog we knew... then being silly I asked
Mom: "So Hannah what are you?"
Hannah: " Well mom...I'm half of you and half of God' s creation."
At this point my heart melted...
I love it when the simplicity of a child's heart reflects all that we parents are teaching daily.
Thank you God, for allowing me the privelege of teaching my daughter about you.