Thursday, February 21, 2013

Just call her Ambo

Have you heard...I am going to be an Aunt again!! I am so excited!! I love Peyton to death and can't wait to love all over another baby boy! :) Baby Sterling, I can't wait to meet you in July!
I don't always get to spend a lot of time with Peyt, but when I do I cherish that time! He always puts a smile on my face!! Last week, Alexis(my sis)got into the whole what should the baby call Amber question. We have been over it what seems like 100 times! I am sorry but Aunt Amber or Auntie Am are just plain lame!  Peyt has always called me Amber or Aunt Monkey!!(inside joke about always making monkey faces!) He said "We're going to call her Ambo!" It was precious! My Dad has called me that ever since I can remember!! All my closest friends call me that! And now my nephews will call me it, too! I love it and it seems so fitting!
Peyton you will be an amazing big brother!! Yes, baby boy will wear this outfit too! I am sure my mom will buy it if I don't! She is already planning my beach wedding without a groom........but that is a whole other post!!

I love pictures!!

Here are a few pics from the last few months! :)

Godly Guidance

Things are a changing.......This week we found out that our principal is retiring after this school year. I will say this, I am blessed to have worked for her. Without her, I would not have got my job at Greenwood. She believed in me as a teacher and supported and helped me so much. I have put a lot of thought into my life and what God really wants for over the next few years. These are just a few questions I have..
1. Is Greenwood where I need to stay forever or awhile?
2. Is teaching really what God wants me to do forever?
3. If Greenwood isn't where I need to be, where does God want me to go?
4. I know what God wants me to do if I am not teaching..I have blogged about this before and it scares me a whole lot!
I don't feel like a have a clear answer on any of these questions, but what God has really shown me lately is that I need to continue to seek his face even when I don't have all the answers "I want!" Yes, I know patience is something I need to work on...I am getting better. This is one thing I feel that has been clearly shown to me the past few months I think about what way to many people when I make decisions. I need to clearly know what God wants me to do and just do it!!! I want to be better about this...It is just my nature to think about everyone else around me. Ultimately, if God is telling me to do something I NEED to do it! End of story!

DNow Weekend

Wow....Our God is an awesome God!! This weekend was amazing! I help lead a group of 11th grade girls on Sunday mornings! This weekend I had them at my house for Disciple Now! It was an amazing weekend. The girls opened up and really shared their hearts! I loved that I got to share it with all of them. I love these girls more than they may ever realize. It has been so neat to see them grow closer to God and what he is doing in their lives. I am so blessed by each one of them!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Life is tough

I know I need to write about this, but I also know it's going to be very hard. Last week, 1 of my students I had the first year teaching passed away. When I found out I was in shock. This student had a disorder known as Prader Willi syndrome. I knew from the time I met him that he was special. He had a way to brighten anyone's day. He could make you laugh even when you were mad. He had many friends at Greenwood. His peers accepted him as 1 of their  own. I also knew from the time I met him, that his life expectancy wouldn't be normal but, I never thought he would pass away at such a young age. The Junior High Principal did the funeral and did an amazing job! It is so weird to me how you get so attached to the kids you teach. They are all like my own children. I'll never forget Hunter or the impact he had! I know now that he is perfect in heaven worshiping Jesus! Thank you for allowing me to write this it brings lots of peace and closure to me!!
On a side note, 1 of our students this weekend it Dnow ask me if life is fair. My answers, no. What I do think matters is how we react to things that happen to us in our life.....