My heart is so thankful.
My first day of being a Teacher’s Aide was today and it went very well. The kids are so cute. It was a busy day because the teacher taught lessons for today and yesterday since the kids were out for Labor Day. I’m hoping that the kids will fall in love with me quickly. I’m also hoping that the Lord will help two of the kids obey me immediately so that it will help Mrs. Brokaw when she’s teaching. I’m sure they will probably end up being my favorite two kids in the class…besides Jocie of course! Anyway, today I was just trying to figure out the whole routine. Being up there half a day doesn’t seem like enough time for me to get everything done. Maybe I’ll get faster at things. For the first day I had a great time.
Also, I’m thankful because my sweet husband brought me to class since it was my first day. My goodness…he’s near perfection! The flowers are beautiful. I used to think that flowers were such a waste of money. I told Randy a long time that I would rather have the cash than flowers that would die. I guess the older I get the more I like flowers. They make me so happy now!
Another thing to be thankful for is that Jocie did so great while I was in her class today. She treated me just like I was a teacher. She raised her hand when she needed to ask me something. She didn’t expect any special favors. She liked me being there, but she didn’t make a big deal about it. One of my highlights of the day was to see how amazingly sharp she is. That girl is smart, social and pleasant to be around. I was thrilled to see her be such a leader in the class. She may be the first woman president! I was very proud of her today.
I have a great report about Melody! She loved pre-k today! She was so adorable this morning. She woke up and the first thing she said was, “It’s my school day!” She was thrilled all morning. When I took her to the class she walked right in and never looked back. Her friend from church named Alley is in her class. When Melody first walked in she seemed very quiet, but Alley came up to Melody and then took her to play toys. It was so sweet. Melody had the best day! She was in the lunch room today having her snack when I took the kindergarten class to computer. She just waved at me. She was having fun. When I picked her up we went to eat lunch and she told me all about her day. She informed me that she wanted to eat lunch then she wanted me to take her back to school because she wanted to see her friends. I’m extremely thankful that she loves it so much. My mother’s heart was a little burdened last night when I thought of her going to school. None of my kids have ever gone to school before kindergarten so I was nervous for her, but she was as happy as she could be!
On the way into school this morning I was carrying all of Melody’s school supplies and trying to corral four kids. Jerrod Y. (He goes to our church. He’s Alley’s dad.) He saw me and asked me if he could help me get into the school. I allowed him to help me and I felt so taken care of. He was such a gentleman. He carried in my things and then told me to have a good day. It was nice to see him outside of church and for him to naturally be helpful. It made me feel very good about him.
I’m thankful that I have Christy to take care of Miles while I’m working. I didn’t worry about him one time when I was gone today. I knew that he would have everything he needed today and he did. She even bought him a new outfit and me some lip stick! Sweet! She’s such a blessing to me!
My Mom is so awesome! She offered to take Joey to physical therapy for me so I didn’t have to take all the kids with me. I pick up Joey from school, take him to her work then she takes him to pt. She has no idea what a major blessing that is for me! Plus, it’s special time that Joey gets with her all alone. That’s probably the best part!
Oh, and my laptop was healed! It stopped working last week for no reason at all! It just would not turn on. I called a friend and repented for not being a good steward of it and she forgave me. I still couldn’t turn it on yet, but I knew it was going to be okay. I took it to Best Buy today and it came right on. The Geek Squad did a check on it and everything was fine. I think it was just a reminder to 1. Keep up with the commitment that I made with the Lord. And 2. Make sure that I keep a back up file of all my writing. I got really slacked in this and I would have lost about 30 pages of my book if I couldn’t open my computer! That would have been terrible! So, the Lord was faithful to his word! If you will confess your sins to one another then you will be healed. (My computer was healed.)
Then, the biggest thing that I’m thankful for is that this past weekend was our 11th wedding anniversary! We’ve been married for 4,017 days. I get overwhelmed when I think about how incredible Randy is to me. We have the best marriage that I know of. I’ve seen some great marriages, but I know mine personally and I can say that it is right and good. We have made it when the world was saying that it was impossible. We’ve gone through things that have devastated marriages, but ours has grown stronger. We spur each other on. We balance each other out. We take turns doing it all when the other just can’t. We prefer one another…usually. We really are a team! Together we can get anything done. We’re quick to forgive. And we genuinely enjoy being around one another. However cliché, Randy is my best friend. I wouldn’t change him. I wouldn’t upgrade him. I love who he is and how he’s becoming. The Lord has performed a miracle in us!
Jesus is the best! He’s taking great care of me!
A thankful heart is a happy heart!