Friday, March 27, 2009

One week down!

Well, let's start off with the good news first- I got my contract renewed! SO YAY FOR THAT! I still have no idea what grade or really what school in our county I will be teaching but at least I know I have a job! That is more than enough right now!

On a lesser exciting note this week was SOOOO forever long! I finally got my first week done without Jonathan. I haven't talked to him since last Saturday when I talked to him for 6 min and 53 sec. Exciting huh? I know right! It was definitely the shortest 7 minutes of my life! I miss talking to him so crazy much. This whole thing would not be as difficult as it is if I got to talk to him at least! I am sorry, I think that is just crazy that you can only call people like once a week and apparently only get like an hour! RIDICULOUS! I have already made a mental note to talk to his drill sargent that this is just not going to cut it! ;) If only it were that easy! Anyhow, hopefully I will get to talk to him this weekend and that will get me through another week.

Well anyhow, this is the first weekend I intend to spend at my apartment in a looong time. I need to do some cleaning so badly it is sad! I am trying to get rid of some clothes I know I never wear or don't even like anymore. My mom got me a new comforter set for my birthday last weekend and I LOVE it, it looks great! I have to load the pictures and everything. Well, that is about it for now. Just keep praying for me while Jonathan is gone!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Leaving Stinks!

Well, Wednesday I took the day off and spent my last day with Jonathan for a while. I got to spend most of the day with him. His recruiter let me and his dad ride up to Atlanta with him to the hotel where he dropped Jonathan off. It was definitely one of the harder things I ever had to do. I love him so much and am absolutely thrilled that he has found something that he can do that allows him to be happy and proud. I know part of the reason he is doing all of this is for us, so that we can start our lives together next year. I am so proud of him but I already miss him like crazy. The worst part is not getting to talk to him. This is the first day I have gone without talking to him in a looooong time. I really hope I get to talk to him this weekend.

This time will definitely be a challenging time for us but also a time of growth for us. We will have to rely on God and really put our relationship in His hands. I am looking forward to writing each other and all that stuff. I ask that you keep the both of us in your prayers over the next few months.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


So our county has a board meeting tonight and I am very nervous about that. Apparently they are supposed to be talking about contract renewals tonight. As all of you know our economy is not in the greatest shape and even education is taking a huge blow. I am desperately hoping at least next year I will have a job waiting for me to return to. Now is just about the worst time to be a first year teacher. We have already heard about several other counties telling first year teachers not to expect to have a contract waiting for them! Please keep me in your prayers tonight as our board meets and makes very important decisions about next year. I do not think I have ever been this concerned about something. I love my job with everything I have and I put everything I have into this job and those kids.

On top of them talking about contract renewals they are also having to deal with a lot of angry parents and faculty members in our county that are upset about all ths shifting our board has already issued with the principals in ALL the elementary schools. I am very scared right now and totally in the hands of the Lord. I am counting on Him to protect me and watch over me right now. Please help me look to him right now!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Just Starting

Well just starting out on this thing! I enjoy reading my sister's and decided I wanted to try one of my own. I guess just the basics right now would be neccessary. I am in my first year of teaching which always provides for interesting stories. I have a class of 15 kindergarten students. I just recently got engaged to the love of my life, Jonathan. He makes me happier than I ever could have imagined. He is leaving soon to go to basic training in Missouri and I won't be able to talk to him so I am NOT excited about that!

My birthday was yesterday, I am now 23 years old. That doesn't look like a very high number but it sure seems like it to me. I had so many friends wish you me a happy birthday and I am so grateful for all the amazing people I have met in my life. My little kids, my students that is, sang to me. It was beautifully off key but very sweet! Jonathan came to see me at work and brought me a rose. He hung out with us for a little while and all the kids were really excited he was there. It was difficult making some of the understand what a fiance is. One of my little boys kept telling that he liked me new husband! Haha.

Anyhow, this will basically just be a place for me to post thoughts and stories. I will do my best to keep you updated on happenings! Thanks for reading!