Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Little Birdie Told Me by Melody Ross....

This was her post today and it was refreshing to read today with all that I have been dealing with both physically and emotionally.  One day I would so love to attend one of her Brave Girls Camp,maybe before I am 50.

Dear Incredible Girl,

When you've done all that you can do, and you still feel like you have so much
further to go.....when you feel like all that you have to give still isn't nearly
enough....when it seems that you will not be able to keep up everything that needs
to be kept up for one minute longer....

Stop and breathe.
Look....really really look at what you are expecting of yourself.....

You are an incredible are amazing and strong and brilliant.........but, are also a human being. You can not do it can not always hold
everything together perfectly and you can be perfectly composed every single day. It's
ok to have "off"'s ok to feel weak...and overwhelmed and have meltdowns once
in a while. It's ok. YOU are ok. Everything is going to be ok. It is.

Let yourself have days to be a perfectly imperfect human being. Let yourself feel what
you need to feel and process your life the way you need to process it. Let yourself BE.

Bad days will pass, and overwhelm will dissolve and the sun will come up again tomorrow
morning....just like it does every day. There will be a brand new sparking day waiting
for you tomorrow....waiting for you to hold hands with all of the joy that it is offering.

You are just right. You are doing great. You are fabulous!

And you are very very very loved.

Isnt this awesome and what every woman, mom, wife, business owner, daughter, sister, volunteer needs to hear or read?  I love this and everything she stands for today.
Have a great Thursday, I am excited about God's plan for me/us and hope I will have the opportunity to share God's love with those who need to know they are loved no matter what!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

God is at work doing some wonderful things in our lives.....

It has been so long since I last posted an entry.  We have been so busy and having so much fun thanks to so many who have made a vacation happen for us to SeaWorld and so many other RAKS so that we are so thankful for today.

I will write more this week to fill you in on all the fun and amazing ways God has been opening new doors in our lives and how Demi's life has been blessed with new family she is getting to know.  Although I miss her tonight because she is back in SA for the week I am so happy that she has a family that we love and that loves her.  After 10 years of not knowing them you would never know how much children can teach us all by how simple life is for them and how accepting of others they are if given an opportunity. 

God is good all the time, all the time God is good.  One last day of face to face training for my alternative certification tomorrow and I hope God will use me.  I am blessed to have had another day to enjoy His beauty, love, my family, his forgiveness, our home, being a mom which is my greatest gift ever and one that I cherish.  Thank you for this beautiful day and for your protection.  Amen <3


Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy 5th of July Today!!

Good morning America and friends!  I was thinking if we celerated everyday like we do every holiday we are certain to make the most of everyday.  True?  Makes me want to be grateful everyday and always remember to celebrate all things, not just the big things like birthdays and holidays but all things and I will add all people.  So today will you make it just another day or will you get up and find something else to celebrate today. I was thinking what about celebrating the 5th just because.  What could we do?

Well there are lots of things we can celebrate today like the 2nd half of the year, great neighbors day, a sunny day here in TX after all the rain we have had, that Demi is finally home for today :-), that my mom is here with us and I am so thankful for that, extended family and the fact that Demi will be meeting them this upcoming weekend and did I mention we are going to SeaWorld, love that place and all the dolphins and whales and I think a good one is that we are still in our home after 1 1/2 of challenges and it is better than ever with a days worth of work waiting for us today.

How can we make the celebrations grand and fun?  Some confetti on our kitchen table, streamers, a game of scrabble with our neighbor, breakfast with good friends. making a book for each of Demi's new family for them to cherish, anything outdoors to celebrate the great weather we have today, a drive in the country to take some random and fun pictures just because, a RAK or random act of kindness with a complete stranger - I love this one and love that my daughter since the age of 2 loves joining in the fun and really anything you want to do with  your family that will create memories, smiles and laughter on a day that could be just another day or the day of the 4th that you just want to CELEBRATE because you woke up and are here to do so.

I will be back to post some pictures of our family fun yesterday with our family and friends.    I hope your 4th was wonderful and I am reminded daily of the sacrifice that our military offers up because yesterday we celebrated our day with friends whose husband leaves in 5 weeks to go to Afghanistan.  I am grateful for my dad and many others who served and made the military their 1st careers.  It was an awesome experiencing growing up as a military brat and I will forever cherish the memories as well as his legacy and Demi's grandpa on her father's side who also made his career in the military before passing.  So much to be grateful today and everyday!!!  Make it a great day and remember to enjoy the simple things in life and hugs those children and loved ones today.


Friday, July 2, 2010

That feeling of I am in the right place at the right time....

...was what I thought today as I walked into Williams Prepatory School in Dallas today before I meet with KC, one of the administrators and friend of a family friend! As if God was talking to me and through KC, KC made that exact comment as we toured the campus.  I am so excited about the possibility of going back to work full time but importantly excited about the possibility of working at this school with some awesome teachers, staff and children. Can you imagine going to work everyday and getting paid to love what you do, have fun doing it all while teaching children to be all they can be and to learn while there at school..  I so believe that we all have the ability to make this world a better place one day a time and just the hope of opening doors for children makes my heart wana burst with JOY.

I often wondered over the last year and a half why one door was closed, not just for me but for so many but with faith have trusted that somehow someway this would work out regarding my employment, house and just life in general.  Has it been stressful, yes on many days but in the end or what I hope is the end I can see why all these things have happened to get me where I am today.  I am always thankful to have learned something from an experience and with life know that it is how we react to these happenings that will make or break us.    If none of these things happend, I would not have subbed and found out I love teaching and working with kids. 
What I didn't know is that my last 15 years of recruiting might play a part in what I can do at school with children.  Even more exciting is that KC mentioned a position in College Counseling, perfect!  Even so, whether I teach in the Primary School or High School, I am thankful that a school will give me an opportunity to teach without any experience.  I feel so passionate about teaching and know that I was right where I was supposed to be today.  RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME AND RIGHT PERSON!!!!  Just makes me so happy and grateful God who would entrust me with so many awesome things such as being Demi's mom and working with children who want to learn and planting seed of encurageent of hope and place for these kdis to feel loved and cared about as well as helping them fulfill big dreams of going to college someday.  Love love love!

Big thanks to Scott Campbell for making this happen today for me and for believing in me enough to refer me today.  It is such a big world but so small in so many ways.  I have always felt like this as in my feeling that it takes a village to raise a child, my child.  so many reasons why I feel like I would be a good fit with these students and parents, lot of it personal and regarding my own challenges and triumphs as a mom, woman, parent, leader trying to do the best I can with what I have and the hand I was dealt.  I wouldn't change on thing with any of it and feel so blessed today.   

Lately I have been praying that God would change me, not my circumstances as in the past....I know that He only wants great things for us even when we can't see that oursleves.   

Praying that an official offer will be made and that I will have a contract next week so that I can look forwrad to the next chapter in our lives.

Now to enjoy the weekend and the celebration of being in the US.  We are really so blessed to live in a country where freedom is here for us to enjoy.  Thank you to all those who serve in the military so that we may enjoy being Americans today and this weekend!!