Tuesday, August 30, 2011

first day of school

no, i don't have kids that i dropped off at the bus this morning.
yes, i'm still in school myself. finishing my master's, and i'm so glad to be in my last year!

but that's not what this post is about.
i teach at night.
at a college.

and i still get nervous on the first day of school.

last night husband helped me pick out my outfit. i look cute.
i couldn't decide if i should go for stern
or professional
or me.

i chose me.

and today, i'm finishing up last-minute things for class.
and hoping they'll all like me.
and not be too intimidated.
but remember that i'm in charge, and i'm not here to make friends.

Friday, August 26, 2011


i am a lot of things.

i am sarcastic
and a brunette
and a person who understands just how important a snuggle from a dog can be.

i am a reader
and a watcher
and someone who wants to be happy in her skin.

i am an introvert
and a boss
and the gal sipping hot tea in the afternoon.

more importantly, though

i am the wife of chris, and struggle every day with being compassionate.
i am the sister of brian, with many additional siblings via in-laws and sorority.
i am the mom of lincoln, my precious blue-eyed babe.
i am the daughter of my parents, who continue to give more than they're thanked for.
i am adopted
and loved
and forgiven
by our gracious god.