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Friday, March 25, 2011

You Have A Little Mud On Your Face....

This picture was taken, then given to Ross. He took a picture of it with his phone and emailed it to me. Now, I'm sharing it with all of you. Can you tell he means business??

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I have a prayer request.

I have an awesome friend who was just diagnosed with Lymphoma. She refers to it as her "new friend, Lymphoma." She goes to the oncologist next week to learn more about what stage she's in and to determine a plan of attack to eradicate this so-called "friend" of hers. She is the awesome mother of two beautiful children and a wife, as well as an outstanding school counselor. Please pray for her as she begins this journey she did not sign up to take. Her faith is incredible and she has a whole team of people praying for her -- but a few more wouldn't hurt.

He's Bigger Than Me

God is...

...all powerful.





...ever present.









...bigger than me... and I am SO thankful!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Oh, The Places I Will Go....

2011 edition starts in a mere two weeks!

On a "last minute" whim, I decided to go to Florida for my spring break. I'm headed down to Orlando to spend four days with Ross and two additional days with my in-laws. Not knowing when I would see Ross again was just TOO much. I'm really looking forward to seeing him... and 80+ degree weather!!!

My other up coming adventure will take me back to South Carolina this summer. I'm looking forward to a week in the sun and sand with my Aunt and Uncle. I truly am blessed!!!

I'll update with Florida pictures once I get back, if not before!!! Until then, I'm going to enjoy the warmer weather we are finally getting here!!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

If it's not one thing, it's another...

That's the way I have felt lately. First I got sick, I'm talking really sick. I don't remember the last time I was so sick for so long. Then, because of being sick and coughing/sneezing/blowing all the time, my back started bothering me. Four weeks later and it's still bothering me. I went to the chiropractor on Tuesday and feel slightly better, but not nearly 100%. Bummer.

On top of that, Ross didn't get to come home at the end of February as originally planned. Unfortunately, his military orders changed and he ended up going straight to Florida. - If I have learned one thing during this deployment it's that the only certainty about military life is that the plan will change. He's now in Florida in the middle of NOWHERE! I had planned on going down there for spring break, but after figuring out that the closest hotel is 30ish miles away and Ross works long days, we decided with fligt, hotel costs, food, etc. it would be a lot to spend for me to essentially spend a week by myself. Again... bummer. I know it is out of his control, but for the first time since he left, I don't know when I will get to see him again. Talk about a concept hard to grasp! Thankfully we get to talk daily!

Next comes school... We had an impromptu staff meeting this week where our principal told us the corporation has to cut $2 million dollars out of the budget. Our corporation currently has 1,000 less students than we had 15 years ago, but we're still operating the same number of buildings that we were 15 years ago. We're all smart enough to figure out what that means.... a building will close. More exactly, an ELEMENTARY building will close. No official decision has been made but speculation is that it will be our building for various reasons. Great... where will I go? What will I do? Another huge bummer.

Then comes taxes.... Last year we had to pay Uncle Sam quite a large chunck of money. I dropped off our tax stuff yesterday and looks like again, we'll owe Uncle Sam. Bummer.

I have been trying so hard to stay positive, but sometimes it feels like everything around me is pushing me down (and kicking me while I'm there). I know, and believe, God will never give me anything I cannot handle, but sometimes I sure wish He didn't trust me so much.

Thankfully, I now have a summer trip to look forward to! Here's to things looking up!