Thursday, July 12, 2012

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

I have been very absent this week. Unfortunately, my Uncle Bob has ended up in the hospital after an intestine surgery with septic shock and a couple of heart attacks. He has made a small improvement today, but any prayers you could spare would be greatly appreciated.

I DO NOT want to totally slack on my gratitude list, so here's 30 things I'm thankful for to take care of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

  1. St. Luke's Hospital. They have done an amazing job caring for my Uncle Bob, and for all of our family. The professionalism and caring hearts are amazing!
  2. People smarter than me. I know he's in excellent hands with amazing doctors.
  3. My Aunt Kathy. She is an amazing woman and a great example of what a wife is supposed to be. She has not left Uncle Bob's side and is pulling for him 24 hours a day. Her strength is amazing.
  4. Text messaging. It's awesome that we can all be updated within a few seconds without a million calls having to be made. Knowing what's going on makes things a little easier.
  5. My husband's patience. I have been a basket case this week with everything going on and he's been so patient with me and had shown so much genuine concern that it's overwhelming sometimes.
  6. The public library. I love coming here and finding new things to read!
  7. My jeep. I love my little jeep and it's icy ac on days like today.
  8. Kids that want to learn. I love teaching kids that want to learn. It's my job to make them all want to learn, but when they come already curious, and wanting to know more, it's so much fun!
  9. All of the individuals who have made VBS so much fun this week.
  10. All of my 5th grade kiddos at VBS. They are teaching me far more than I could ever teach them.
  11. Hymns. When I get super upset or discouraged, 300 elementary kiddos singing about the Bible fixes me, every time. 
  12. Quiet time in our church sanctuary. I went to VBS early this morning hoping to get some quiet, alone time in the sanctuary of our church to pray for Uncle Bob and just reset myself. I sat and prayed for about 10 minutes and it was exactly what I needed to do.
  13. The power of prayer. It never ceases to amaze me how much better I feel when I REALLY pray about something...and then let it go.
  14. Opportunities to give back through my sorority alumnae organization...more info to come soon!
  15. Good school ideas. I have been doing lots of research about how to change some thing up this year and I'm excited to get started.
  16. Days set aside to plan for the school year. Cory and I are getting together next Wednesday to plan for the school year and I'm SUPER excited.
  17. New classroom decorations. I bought some new fabric for curtains and bulletin boards...of course I'll post pictures soon!
  18. Air conditioning in general. It's been a million degrees here. I'm glad I'm not melted. Or sick.
  19. My curly hair. It's nice to be able to just wash it go in this crazy, humid weather.
  20. My wedding ring. I love looking at it and knowing that it's a symbol of an amazing relationship.
  21. Fresh produce in the summer. The end.
  22. Knowing the right thing to say, at the right time, to make someone feel better.
  23. Someone else knowing the right thing to say, at the right time, to make me feel better.
  24. Clean water. There are lots in the world without it...
  25. Feeling put together...I don't always feel like it in the summertime...but I like when I feel like I've gotten myself ready for the day and I look my best.
  26. Plain t-shirts. A staple in my wardrobe. I wear them all the time. Dress them up, dress them down, they're the best.
  27. The Mizzou Tigers...I can't believe I hadn't already posted this one...I LOVE my alma mater!
  28. High school friends...I'm excited to get to see you this weekend!
  29. Make up bags with lots of compartments. OCD, yes.
  30. That I get to share these lists with you. I really have it pretty great...I like to share!

Monday, July 9, 2012


It's been a day. VBS was great this morning! Seeing that many little ones was great!

I'm super I'm going to keep it short.

Today I am thankful for:

  1. Unconditional love.
  2. Snakeskin sandals.
  3. Doggie kisses.
  4. New classroom decorations.
  5. Saying things out loud that you haven't for a long time.
  6. Facing fears.
  7. Taking care of myself.
  8. Hope.
  9. Prayer.
  10. Serving.