Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I can't tell you what a relief it is to have him out of surgery and doing well! The peace of the Father is an AMAZING thing! Please continue to pray for quick and easy healing and recovery for my Poppa.
However, we are seeing God's hand in it all. Had he not been doing some strenuous physical activity and been feeling badly, mom might not have taken him to the ER and it could have been much worse. Dad had NO symptoms of heart attack or anything. The doctor said that 35% of people like dad don't realize they have heart problems until they drop dead... so like I said it could have been 1,000 times worse.
We would covet your prayers during this time. It is certainly unnerving to see your Daddy in the hospital being readied for open heart surgery. Dad says he is at peace with it all -- of course this means no driving the Mustang for 3 weeks and he's pretty PO'd about that one!! :) He'll get over it!
PS-- just got word that they are taking Dad right now - 10AM Tuesday for surgery at noon! pray!!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Hard at work
Their cool cake toppers -- Kelly had them made to look like them! It is TOTALLY Tony!!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I must say I was pretty proud of my sis and Chloe for stepping outside of their girl comfort zone -- course I DID have to put the worms on the hooks for them both!! :) HA!
And for those of you who know me well, know that I am allergic to cats! So yes, I am crazy for trying this out. But I have some information about keeping the dander down that may help... gosh, I hope so!
These two will be making their home with us in the next month or so...
Friday, June 12, 2009
Each year before I send my students off on the last day of school, I take a minute to reflect on the year and on all the memories that we made together... some good, some not so good. I take a moment to look at that one child that gave me heck all year long and I see him/her through different glasses. Before they leave my room, I make it a point to give each student a hug (yes I HUG them! Even the boys who think they are too cool for a hug from Mrs. Ragan!), to tell them how glad I was to have been able to spend the year with them and to wish them a safe and relaxing summer. Today was no different. But I pulled that one child aside, you know the ONE.... and I looked him in the eye and told him that I was glad he was in MY class this year and that I thought he was a great kid. The shine in his eye and the smile on his face made my day. :)
Here is what makes this job worth it: the hugs and smiles from the kids, the notes from the kids that say I am the best teacher ever, the notes of thanks from parents who have appreciated all the hard work that goes into teaching their children, the tears on some students faces when they realize the school year is over and they are moving on to a different grade. I love what I do and I get great satisfaction in knowing that I have had the privilege of touching nearly 100 little lives each day.
On the other hand -- I sure do LOVE my summer vacation! I know that many don't get the break that I get in the summer. I am sorry but that is definitely one of the perks of this job. However, don't get me started on how many hours OUTSIDE of school I work... and how many EXTRA hours I spend at work... I figure I deserve the summer OFF!
We don't have a lot planned for this summer. We three are taking a road trip to Georgia to see family and to go to the beach in FL. Abraham and I will be joining some good friends for a beach trip. We plan on doing some fun things with my sister and her two kids. All with maybe a few weekend trips to the beach for us three. I don't know.. we'll just take it sleeping in day at a time... and we'll love every second of it!
Don't be hatin'! (as one of my kids told me the other day!)
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Yea... I'm not crawling across the finish line!
(although the time on the clock is 40:11, my net time was 39:39!!)
Monday, June 1, 2009
PREEMIE (up to 5 lbs -- came home from the hospital at just under 5 lbs)
Yep that's right -- he used to fit in outifts like this, barely! :)
Check him out now! Just ignore the funny face he's making :)
What a BIG boy eh?