September 2, 2014
New School Year
Today my baby started 5th grade. He was dreading it for the last few days (this morning included), but when I dropped him off he said "see ya later Mom" & went off to talk to a group of his friends.
I cannot believe that he is in 5th grade already. It just doesn't seem possible. I still feel like I just brought him home from the hospital yesterday. I am just thankful that he is growing up into a "normal" pre-teen young man. Yes, we have our days....but who doesn't. Besides, given everything we have been through & are still going through, I am glad that he has such a sweet spirit.
Today was also starts a new work year for me. I am no longer a dishwasher at the High School. I am now part of a three lady team at the Middle School & today was my first day. It went great! The 6th graders are kids that I was the lunch lady for last year, so it was nice to see their smiling faces again. Plus, it gave them a smiling face that they recognized. I am so thankful for the job that God has provided for me & I feel so privileged to be serving the kids each day. I started working for the school 2 years ago & I have not regretted a single day there. No matter how crazy & hectic the days are, I love going to work each day. In 2 weeks, I will be starting the second phase of my new job - working food service for an after school program at Taylor's school. I can't wait for that one to start.
Please be in prayer for Taylor this school year. He will have harder homework & more of it each day.
Please pray that we will find a schedule that is perfect for us. With a new school year starting that also means a new AWANA year. That means that Wednesday's will be full & Taylor will have to squeeze homework in & have a later bedtime.
Please pray for me while I adjust to this new position as well as the added position in 2 weeks. While I am looking forward to it, I know it will mean longer days & shorter evenings. I also know that when AWANA starts up it will mean frantic Wednesdays. But I know that God can & will give me the strength I need to get through each day. I also know that I will be able to find the perfect way to fit everything in that needs to be done.
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