Happy Father’s Day!
Last night someone reminded me that there was a time when I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. I couldn’t even imagine. I told them that was before I allowed God to” take over” my life and He turned it upside down. When I “allowed” God to take over, He showed me my purpose which is to lead others to him through ways He created just for me.
God has given me a wonderful teaching career, serving at my church (Revolution Church) and two published children’s books (paperback and eBook) which serves many countries. They are on Amazon.
When you give your heart to Jesus, He will use you (in an awesome way) to lead others to Him through ways only He created just for you.
Don’t lead others to the enemy because you decide not to give your life to Jesus. Be the example like my Dad did with his life. He went to be with Jesus June 15, 2019 at 9:50pm. He introduced our family to Jesus, took us to church, taught us to sing for God’s glory and made sure we knew that God is our provider, comforter, healer and savior. He gives us unconditional love, mercy and grace. He welcomes us back home, no matter where we’ve been or how long. He taught us that people are important. And no matter what, family is always family.
I am thankful for my Dad, even if I wasn’t always the best daughter. He gave me the best gift that I have ever received: Jesus! I will forever be grateful for his gift and will re-gift it many times to everyone who will receive it.
Be faithful to the God who is faithful to you!
I realized this every year about this time, but never fully accept it because of high expectations of myself and my students. I struggle, sweat, push, worry, cry, lose sleep, over-work myself into some crazy person to make sure my students are ready for 2nd grade.
I saw inside the journey today and was pleased and proud as students read to other students and had a discussion about the Main Idea! When students struggling to read all year, sounded out words and read books they’ve never read before.
What a proud moment! A Teacher, yes! But more than that, their other mother, supporter, cheerleader, pastor, doctor, dentist, psychologist, hair dresser, etc. ME!
Though I may never see their full success. I know that I walked this journey with them and I gave it my all! To my students: I love you and I love being your Teacher!
A lot of things happened in 1962. Here are some of them:
Popular Culture 1962
- Beatles Turned Down By Decca Records
- Release of first Beatles recording: the single “Love Me Do”
- Andy Warhol’s famous painting of a can of soup
- Beverly Hill Billies is on TV
- The Dick Van Dyke show on TV
- Johnny Carson begins as presenter for The Tonight Show
- West Side Story
- El Cid
- Lawrence of Arabia
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- The Beatles
- Bob Dylan
- Chubby Checker
- Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
- Neil Sedaka
- Roy Orbison
- Shirley Bassey
But one of the most important things that happened in 1962 was my parents getting married! Wow! That’s 56 years ago! What a trek! Six kids, nine grandkids and three great-grandkids. What an abundant life!
Living in any decade is hard. It wasn’t easy. My dad worked and my mom stayed home and took care of all of us. Growing up was fun and we were never without. If we ever were, we didn’t know about it! We traveled, went on vacations, church, school, ball games, played with our neighborhood friends, celebrated birthdays, holidays, etc. It was the life! An abundant life!
The abundant life they created together began with a love of Jesus and each other. Then it trickled down into our family. Generations have been blessed because of this union and generations to come will be blessed. All because two people fell in love and both of them worked extremely hard year after year to keep it together. Happy 56th Anniversary, Mom and Dad!
I’m pouring out my heart at conferences to let you know I’m fighting for your child, pushing them to the next level and loving them with everything I am! And I’m thankful for your support of my purpose.
Your Child’s Teacher
Unfortunately, most teachers do not work for the money. (the truth is: there’s no money in teaching). Teachers actually teach because they love it! Most would do it for free, by hey, we gotta pay bills and eat.
The support from parents is very important to us. Coming to our school conferences allows us to showcase your child’s work and the successes their making. It also allows us to discuss things that aren’t so great, like behavior.
Let us in! We should be supporting each other. Most teachers have 25-30+ students they see everyday. Your child is one (1) of them. Let us help you maximize your child’s potential! We love them like our own!
Home as always been the place I can go where I feel safe and secure. It is the place where love abounds. It’s where it is always a mess of toys and dirty dishes. It’s a place of wonder and questions. It’s a place of “who done it” and “nobody”.
Home is where you can be you without the judgement of others. It’s where it is warm from the cold and cool from the heat. It is where all your most prize possessions reside. It’s where you can stay and never leave. It’s where tears are shed and hearts are healed. It’s where love is found and happiness survives.
Home is where memories are made and remembered. It’s where water is wasted and experiments become creations. It’s where learning takes place and character is made. It’s where forgiveness is rendered and grace still flows.
Home is where you invite your friends and grow your relationships. It’s where you hold tight those you love and never let go. It’s where you sleep to dream and dream to live. It’s where you grow old and move on and someday be remember by the “home” you created.
Parents Please take a moment to say,
Thank you to your Teacher today.
They’ve spent all day with your little one,
And need to hear what a great job they’ve done.
Remember, please to keep in touch,
We know we’re not asking too much.
We know you want to know how
Your little one is doing right about now.
Don’t keep us waiting or we’ll have to conference,
Some things just have to be said.
Whether it’s academic or behavior,
It’s important before the dread-ed…………report card!
Don’t hide away, but keep us close,
It’s our job to work together.
To lead your little one toward the future,
In any kind of weather.
We love them like our own ,
and treat them like our baby.
But manners are important,
We expect them wholeheartedly.
Respect, above all else,
And the way we treat each other.
Is the most important part,
Of this school relationship with one another.
Let’s stick together this year and beyond,
Don’t be afraid to speak.
Stand side by side; in unison,
Their next grade is what we seek!