And I'm back! This has been a good week. Although it is not over I can honestly say that I have learned a lot. God has been busy working on me this week!
I have learned not to "sweat the small stuff". Let's look at the big picture here. Because, really, is the "little stuff" all that important in the big scheme of things? Not really. So, I just decided to get over the dress code issue. I can't change it so why stew about it? Once I decided that, I had a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. :)
Ssshhhhh.... Don't tell Mike I said this, but it has felt good going to bed early. Like actually not crashing on the couch, but going and crawling into bed. I have formed a bad habit of falling asleep on the couch and not actually going to bed until I wake up between 11:00-1:00. The past couple nights I have had really good sleep. So thankful!
I am very thankful for the students I have been given this year. So far, knock on wood, they are a pretty good bunch of kids. Some are chatty, some don't listen, and some demand our attention, but I really think I already love this bunch. I know that the Lord knows my heart and he must know that while some are trying my patience a bit, I needed a group of kids like these to rejuvenate my love of teaching. I am excited to be with them. That is a good feeling. :)
I was also reminded just how important it is to pray for others. It is POWERFUL! My friend Karessa began a blog called The Prayer Project. (Click on the name to check it out!) Each day she chooses somebody specific to pray for. What an amazing thing to do! Today, she chose to pray for ME. Wow! She texted me that today she was praying specifically for me. I couldn't wait to get home from school to read her prayer for me. It made my day before I had even read the blog. Somebody was thinking about me and blessing me. Karessa, I can honestly say that you know me girl! I feel lucky to have her as a friend and even luckier to know that she met the prayer needs that I did not even realize I needed.
Our God has been working on my girls as well. For that I am most thankful. I am blessed that this week he has helped both of them get enough rest so that we are not fussing at each other in the mornings. I pray that this continues for us! The two of them have been amazing in the mornings this week! Girls, I love you both so very much!
I am sure that God has been working in my husband's life as well. He has seen that I have been tired and has picked up my slack for me this week. It has been much appreciated. When I told my coworker about it, she said, "You know you are one lucky girl. He's a good guy." You know what? She is right. :)
Tomorrow is Friday and while I look forward to spending time with my school kiddos, I am looking forward to 3:30 pm. I am still human and I am ready for the weekend! Not sure what we will be doing, but I look forward to whatever it may be!