Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Chapel

Once again the 7th graders were in charge of the Thanksgiving chapel. I really dreaded it this year because this class is not as take charge as last years' class. God really showed up though and showed me how hard they each worked. They each went out of their comfort zone a bit to speak in front of the whole school, to sing in front of the whole school, to greet each student at the door, to run the sound system, to run the powerpoint, to take pictures, and to show positive leadership. Each class also played a part and they displayed, acted, and stated their thankfullness. The 7th graders got to do their favorite thing which is make noise (a joyful one unto the Lord). :-) I thank God for each of my students. They really are a treat!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Suzanne: The High School Years

My dear friend Ali visited this weekend. We had a blast shopping, hanging out, doing life together. Ali is one of those people in life who is so genuine and sure of herself. I have known her since freshman year of high school. We didn't hang in the same circle then but became good friends a few years ago. She went out of her way to console me after I lost my mom and earned a special place in my heart.
But I was remined this weekend how narrow minded and short sighted I was in high school. I missed having a great friend because I was so concerned with what other people thought of me. I spent so much time trying to be cool that I was a fake. Yuck! Thank God I have been delivered from those feelings (okay so not totally delivered but I'm working on it.)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


I can remember it like it was yesterday. After a long night of labor and no progression they finally told me I was going to have a c-section. Then after what seemed forever, I heard his little cry. He melted my heart instantly. He can still melt my heart instantly. I think I said this last year but I cannot believe how quickly the time has gone. I was in tears this morning as we prayed over donuts ("Is it a special day, Mommy?" "Yes it is!") because I cannot believe the little person who is growing up before my eyes. I want time to stand still so he can stay the boy who loves to give hugs and laugh and talk to his mom. I have seem glimpses that indicate this will be a tough year of growth for both of us. I look forward to the challenge of forming a God-fearing, Bible-loving, gospel-preaching man.

I love you, Elijah! I thank God for you every day.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

We were a farm and zoo family last night. Thanks JoJo and Isaiah!