Wednesday, February 22, 2006

5 Random Wednesday Questions

I assure you we are still bloggers! Aron is up to at least 11pm-12am each night doing school work and teaching continues to consume all my time. Aron swears he will post soon and since I haven't written in two weeks, I had a thought. Because we are both too busy to write too deeply on our blog at present, I thought I’d leave you all with some silly and perhaps interesting questions to answer (this is borrorwed from a friend's blog...Ashley, if you stop in, let me know :).

1. If you could name yourself something a new name, what would it be and why?
2. What is one thing that continually frustrates you and why?
3. What’s your favourite thing to eat for lunch?
4. How do you know when you’ve made the ‘right’ decision when you come to a decision-making crossroads, so to speak?
5. What’s the first thing you think of when your alarm clock goes off on a Monday?

Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Grace and Supreme Pizza

It's time to post anew. Unfortunately, my life is pretty much my students; school is all-consuming, but in a good way. I hope I don't bore you with too many stories. I am finding fulfillment in my job and loving connecting with students on a daily basis. Recently, I have had several talk to me about some tough stuff (cutting, loneliness, anger, etc) and it's cool to be able to talk to them. I'm very close with one girl in particular. She bought me a Starbucks card loaded with $30 two weeks ago. I was stunned; it was an incredible gesture. However, I began to sense that she was trying to 'work' her way to earn my love and attention each day. It was cool because yesterday we talked after school and I laid out GRACE to her, plain and simple--nothing you can do will change how I think of you, how I care for you, how I treat you. I told her about how I believe in God and He does this for me daily. It was powerful (I actually cried a little). I have about 4 students that I just really want to adopt and since I can't do that, I want to do all I can to love on them in a healthy manner, come alongside them, and encourage them. I have been meeting with one guy for several months now, for extra tutorials and teachers are so complimentary. His math teacher told me the other day, "He is a different kid. I don't know what you are doing, but it's working!" He has an 89 in there (unheard of!). I'm thrilled. I sat in on a conference of a student today who's parents seem to have given up on him. I told them that I would do whatever it takes to see him maximize his potential.
I'm home now and it's Wednesday night--Aron and my date night. In the hopes to save money, we are going to cook a Freschetta supreme pizza and watch a movie here. I love date nights! I love my husband!