Thursday, October 31, 2013

First Quarter Down...

I can't believe the first quarter of the school year is already completed.  As always, times seems to simply fly by.  
This first quarter has definitely had its ups and downs.  I have felt completely stressed out and overwhelmed like never before.  Sometimes I get so frustrated, yet I love each and every one of my students.  Not a day goes by that I don't silently thank God for my kids... They make me laugh out loud at times and make me want to scream at other times..yet each of the these students are very special to me...
Here are a few highlights from our first quarter

Officer Friendly's visit to OCCA

We took a field trip to a historic village. What fun we had visiting and participating in an one room school house.

Thank you God...for blessing me beyond words... 
Sometimes I miss home so much it take everything within me to simply suck it up and hold my chin high.  But, every day in the classroom and every Wednesday in my Children ministry, and every weekend in my Jr. Church I feel so much a part of Ohio.  Although I miss my parents, church, and sisters...I don't think I would be happy in Indiana..God wants me here for now..and I can't imagine my life any other way. 


  1. I can relate to having so much love for your kids at one moment, and being so frustrated with them the next! Glad I'm not the only one. ;)

    Those uniforms bring back memories from my school days. We wore that same plaid in chapel days. I even had a matching scrunchie! Lol

  2. Brooke, we are so proud of you. We love you so much.and although we would love to have you home with us day to day,we know that you are exactly where God would have you be. And we wouldn't want it any other way.We love you, mom

  3. It has been quite the quarter, it looks like! I am so proud of you and love hearing about your daily adventures teaching... :) I love you and am looking forward to Thanksgiving!