Monday, January 17

Life As We Know It ...

What a week! We've had ice, snow, freezing rain, sunshine, and more ice! Last week was actually my first full week of student teaching, but the week before that, we enjoyed some family time since neither David or I had to go to work because of the crazy weather!

Yes, I've returned to high school, and what an amazing blessing it has been! Junction City High School is everything and more that I'd hoped for ... it's a huge school in terms of numbers, but the atmosphere is very warm and inviting and the teaching and administration is so innovative! It's been such an enriching experience already, and I am looking forward to getting to know the staff and students more and just learn all that God has put me there to learn! (This is definitely a #1 on my job "wish-list" already)!

The past few weeks have been incredibly exhausting, especially for Hayden, as more time in the nursery and at Gwen's means being around more kids, which means more exposure to yucky viruses. Hayden has definitely had his share of colds, but after a visit to the doctor this evening, we discovered that he has not only the dreaded pink-eye, but also an ear infection ... so, after calls to every parent of children in the nursery last night, all of my cooperating teachers, and Gwen, we have cleared the way for our little guy to rest well at home tomorrow and let the medicine kick in. The doctor said he won't be contagious after 24 hours, and I'm thankful to get to stay home with him another day! :)

David is playing basketball right now, so I will tell you a little bit about his NEW OFFICE! The desk was donated from BreakPointe (Pastor Eric's, too) and is so beautiful! It's very heavy and very large and has a commanding presence in the office ... he's got bookshelves that have been filled with books and KU memorabilia, and it is looking so wonderful! I must say that David has a knack for organizing, and has made it look phenomenal! We'll take pictures and let you see for yourself!

Last week after a long day at school, I was ready to hang out with my guys! Hayden is in a kissing stage ... but is very silly about them ... it's like a little game, so sometimes mommy just steals a smooch! HaHa! He's the most precious and perfect little boy ... and is growing up so fast!

At RLC, Pastor Eric has been preaching on stewardship, and this is a verse that God has used in David and I's lives and hearts often ... it is one that I love to quote because it conjures up so many wonderful thoughts ... and gives a beautiful and vivid reminder of how important it is to nourish yourself with the Lord ... to not just claim to know Him ... but to really and truly seek a relationship with Him ... to envelop yourself in His love. It's Jeremiah 17:7-8, and says

Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they go right on producing delicious fruit.

God Bless You!

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