Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Settling in Middle of Nowhere,Ohio

Early Tuesday morning after a large and amazing breakfast my parents and I began our journey to Ohio.  This trip truly made me realize how blessed I am to have the most amazing parents in my life. My mom and dad were both a huge help in setting up my bedroom and especially my classroom.  I often am a tad too much of a perfectionist and a bit too meticulous.  By myself a bulletin board takes me hours.  However, with the help of my mom we were able to complete the bulletin board in 15 minutes.

If I say so turned out pretty cute!

After the bulletin board was finished. We continued to add more decorations to brighten the classroom.

I absolutely love the huge world map my mom and sister got for definitely will come in handy when teaching 6th grade Geography.

Sadly, after getting my classroom somewhat organized and grocery shopping I had to say good bye to my parents.  Although I am very good at hiding my emotions in public..that was very hard.  It has only been 24 hours since I have seen them. However, I miss them terribly!

Early this morning I headed over to the school and attempted to finish my is the almost finished product

After finishing my classroom I decided to be adventurous.  For the very first time...I shut off my GPS and went for a drive without the aid of a little woman continually saying "when possible make a U-turn...recalculating.."

In my little Middle of Nowhere town..I came across a quaint little library.  I decided to go in a check it out..and as soon as I can prove I am now an Ohio resident I am getting myself a library card.

 I then drove along looking for something in particular.  You see, back home, I had this park,bench bench and fountain that I called my own.  It was my own special little place where I'd often go to read, pray, and simply think and meditate.  I wanted a special place of retreat for myself in Ohio as well...and then I found own little park!  I am sure it will become special to me....

My secluded little place

Please continue to pray for me.  My desire is that I will be a blessing and make an impact on these country people in Middle of Nowhere, Ohio.


  1. Brooke you will be absolutely amazing!! I remember driving around and just trying to figure everything out!! I am sending your lil package out tomorrow!!
    Tab :)

  2. Everything looks great and I couldn't help but chuckle thinking about you driving around without your GPS...:) I loved seeing all this, but I am looking forward to when I can visit and see it in person! Love you!

  3. Your classroom looks wonderful! Those parents and kids don't know how lucky they are!!! You will learn so much about yourself this year. It is good to be in a place where you are totally reliant on God...I think you will see how much your relationship matures because of it. And you will make friends and it will feel like just takes time. I'm praying God will place a few wonderful friends in your life in this new town to help you not feel so alone.

  4. Careful Brooke, middle of nowhere kind of grows on you. :) Wishing you all the best of God's blessings as you start your teaching this year!

  5. Your classroom looks great!! :) I know you will be an awesome school teacher!! Can't wait to come and visit soon! Love ya lots!

  6. Brooke,
    I’m so excited to see how God will use you. I love you and you’re in my prayers continually.

  7. You are going to love the 'middle of nowhere'! So excited for you-and the lives you will impact-praying for you!

  8. Brooke I am so proud of you, Thank you for being such a wonderful influence on Rachel in her early teen years. You took her under your wing in the teen group and really helped her out. I know you will do well in all you do,