Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Ten Thoughts

It's 10:21 p.m., Wednesday, and I haven't forgotten my goal of writing something on Wednesdays, even if only to get the creative juices flowing for another day.  I must admit, not much is flowing right now, so I'm resorting to a blog technique I've seen others do and that seems to fit my not-much-to-say-on-any-one-thing dilemma.  Top ten thoughts -- go:

1 -- We are having such a great school year.  I'm not trying to brag or gloat, but this has been our best school year thus far.  I attribute part of it to having gotten our science text completed during the summer, thus lightening the load for the rest of the school year a little bit; and part of it to having all my students literate!  Work goes much more quickly when even the youngest can read the directions on his math worksheet without help!

2 -- I met my first nephew last week and he is... I can't even come up with a word delectable enough to describe him.  Precious, beautiful, kissable, sweet, hilarious (love the faces babies make!), and oh-so-sweet smelling.  I wanted to take him home, but alas, he would have missed mommy before we got very far down the road!

3 -- On a related note, we're still eagerly awaiting the chance to hug and kiss and snuggle and love on our first niece, who is halfway across the world and awaiting a visa so she can travel here (and back... I think it's the "and back" part that's actually causing the hang-up).  Hopefully soon!

4 -- Wow, did I really say top ten?  I may have to reduce that number.

5 -- Since I missed writing anything on the day before Thanksgiving, my belated thankful list:  Wade!  He takes such good care of me and our boys.  He's my rock and my pillow and he makes me smile every time I see him.

6 -- Our boys!  They are such a joy.

7 -- Family: immediate, extended, near, far, biological, foster and honorary.  I have been so blessed.

8 -- Our church family at Holland Center who bless us, accept us, put up with us and teach us and for some odd reason really seem to like us.

9 -- Friendships new and old:  the women I didn't know my heart needed until we moved here, and the ones I miss so much now that we aren't in Washington.  

10 -- Ten!  I made it!  Hope it wasn't cheating to go make number 5 spill over into 6, 7, 8 and 9.  

Hope you all have a lovely night and a blessed week.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Not This Time

Quick update here (sorry, I hope to be in bed in ten minutes, so you're all getting gypped if you were counting on a full ten minutes of Wednesday writing): the foster family of the little girl we were being considered for decided to adopt her themselves, so she won't be joining us.  It was a little disappointing to get the news, but now we know that this wasn't God's plan for us or her.  We just wish we did know what his plan is!  Thanks for all your prayers.

Monday, November 12, 2012


The middle three rapscallions were learning about personification today, and some of the examples they came up with were too good to not share!

The road kept me company until I turned onto his brother, the alley-way.  But the road said I'd be back, as though he knew my trip was long.

"I scan the ocean in the night, like a miner looking for his lost shovel." ~ a lighthouse

The ocean roared to the other waves, "Come on!  Cowabunga!  The water's nice!"

"I strain my eyes for ships at night, calling for them."  ~ a lighthouse

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

I Am An American

I pledge allegiance to President Barak Obama, who, though not by my vote, won a free and non-violent election by free and honorable citizens of a free and glorious republic, and who thus deserves my honor and respect.  

Although I have freedom of speech to say what ever I want about him, I pledge to speak the truth in love, even when I disagree with him.  

Although I have the right to print whatever I like about him, I pledge to show respect to him as a child of God, even when I stand against his policies.  

Although I have freedom to practice my religion however I like -- even to pray for his removal from office -- I pledge to pray for good for his health, wisdom, heart and soul.

Although I wanted another man to have his job, I pledge to do what I can to work with him to make America better, healthier and more noble.

I am an American, and Barak Obama is my president.