Saturday, August 27, 2011

Saturdays are for...

  • wake up calls from the sun instead of the alarm clock
  • two bowls of cereal
  • laundry
  • food network (Pioneer Woman at 10:30a!)
  • coffee
After a hectic and somewhat disheartening week...I praise God for a relaxing, agenda-free Saturday.

Hope you all are enjoying yours as well.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Nothing Says Love Like...

Fill in the blank:

Nothing says love like ____________________
Flowers? Leaving the middle cinnamon biscuit for you? Sweet notes? Coffee in the morning?

For me the answer that my hubby knows all to well is....

A diet dr. pepper and something sweet!

Today was our first day back to school, filled with long meetings that left me a bit weary-eyed. I stayed late at school working on lesson plans and waiting to drive to 280 for a meeting this evening. Adam called and requested that I come outside for a moment (a welcome surprise) and he delivered this special treat...something to say "I LOVE YOU!"

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Almost Gone

It's still HOT outside, the ice cream man still comes by everyday playing his tantalizing tunes, I still stay up late and sleep past 7--on the outside it seems that summer is still in full swing.

However, the lines at Wal-Mart, screaming children at the shoe store, and restlessness in my heart tell a different story--summer is coming to close.

School starts back next Monday, leaving this week to get my classroom my brain in order. I have spent the last few days savoring summer and attempting to ward off any thoughts of school for just a little while longer.

Adam was off for the latter part of the week, helping me to appreciate summer even more! On Wednesday we enjoyed lunch and a movie together as well as an entertaining, leisurely stroll up and down the aisles of Bass Pro Shop. Did you know that they have fishing lures BIGGER than any fish I have ever caught? It's true!

These are the moments that I have loved the most this summer, times when I was able to really enjoy just being with and serving my husband without the constant distractions that come with the rush of school and the burden of teaching students. I must say, however, that I have not always done this well or without selfish ambitions.

I have learned am learning that to truly serve I must cast aside any desire for recognition or return and instead focus on serving my Savior by serving others...a humbling thought as I face the challenge of not only serving Adam well but also my students!