Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Thank You Jesus

Thank you, Jesus!
Thank you, thank you, Jesus!
Thank you, Jesus!
For this meal. Amen.

Elijah has been singing this little ditty he learned in preschool at every meal. It got me thinking about my attitude lately. To be honest I have been feeling so overwhelmed with planning lessons, correcting papers, helping students feel at home on a new class, redirecting misbehavior, cooking, cleaning, putting away dishes, spending time with Chris, playing with the boys, keeping John out of trouble and convincing Elijah that he will indeed like the school lunch. I feel like I am barely keeping my head above water and I am not enjoying anything right now.

Then I downloaded the pictures I took on the environmental education trip the middle school teachers took with the kids. God's glorious detail cracked my heart.

And when I picked up my bag to try to get home today I couldn't figure out why it was so heavy. My Bible, placed there by me to remind me to write on my blog, was making my bag tip over.

Thank you, Jesus for your Word, Amen!

"May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in his works.." Psalm 104:31

Saturday, September 12, 2009

School Days by The Lunch Ladies

Day One:

Ms. Jen, the Lunch Lady: Elijah would you like a taco?

Elijah: um, no just a torilla, please.

Day Two:

Ms. Jen: Elijah would you like some spaghetti?

Elijah: No thanks, I'll have a taco.

Ms. Jen: We don't have any taco's today, would you like some spaghetti?

Elijah: Sure!

Day Three:

Elijah. standing in line for lunch: Where's dessert?

Day Four:

Elijah: Can I have some ranch?

Ms. Patti, the lunch room monitor: Um, you want ranch with your peanut butter and jelly?

Elijah: Yes please.