Saturday, May 19, 2012

Our First College Road Trip! YIKES!

We went on our first college tour today with Cassie.  I can't believe it's time to do that!  Shouldn't we be taking her to meet her kindergarten teacher?  Where did the time go?  But, it is exciting!  I cannot wait to see where God will take her on her journey!  Will she become a talented, sought after graphic designer?  Will she become a therapist who helps people deal with and overcome their struggles through the use of horse therapy?  Will she find a way to do both?  Will she end up at a school close by or try international studies?  (Calm down, Maw Maw and Paw's just an option for part of her college time!)  Whatever she does, I know God will lead her and she will follow!  I know that she will find a way to incorporate her compassion and passion into whatever she decides.  Prayers for guidance and wisdom (for all of us) would be greatly appreciated.  We'll keep you posted...

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mothers' Day!!!!  I'm doing laundry today.  Well, that's not all.  I got to attend a wonderful Bible study this morning, followed by a great worship service.  (My daddy surprised me and joined us for church!)  Then, I enjoyed a meal with my fabulous husband, kids, and daddy.  After the meal, we enjoyed the cake my daddy baked for me...Grandma's Secret Recipe!  And now I am safe at home, out of the rain that is quietly falling outside.  Safe with my healthy family...doing a load of laundry.  Some would say, "But, it's your day.  You should not be doing laundry."  But, here's how I look at it.  Yesterday I spent about 3 hours catching up on folding clothes that had been piled in my bedroom for over a week.  See, we have been so busy, just having time to wash and dry the clothes was great.  Forget folding them and putting them away.  But, yesterday I was blessed with a whole day at home!  So, I drug all the clothes to the living room, turned on the TV, and started folding.  I even sat down in the floor and matched up about 50 pairs (not kidding there) of socks that had been stranded in the bottom of a clothes basket without their mates for way too long.  As I was folding I thought of how blessed I am to have all these clothes to deal with.  And how blessed I am to have had the great opportunities that have recently kept us so busy.  And to have had the health to enjoy those opportunities.  So, today as I decide to throw one more load of clothes in the washer, I feel blessed to have that washer right here in my house. 

I guess my point is that sometimes I get overwhelmed with all the things there are to do.  I am learning (oh, so slowly) that it really does not matter whether I get my clothes out of the closet or dig through a pile in a basket for them.  The thing to remember is that I have them and I am blessed!  I may go enjoy that blessing called a dishwasher next!

Counting my blessings on Mothers' Day,

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Wow!  I thought my head would explode this past weekend!  I was in Charleston for a training seminar.  Can you say information overload?  I was learning about a wonderful program called Time to Teach.  It is a classroom management program designed to help teachers get just that...more time to teach.  And now I am excited to announce that I am ready to share these wonderful ideas and strategies with other teachers as an independent educational consultant.  Spread the you know a school administrator or teacher?  This is an amazing program that I can't wait to talk to them about. 

MK Consulting
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