Archive for February 2011

living gratitude, being a prisoner of hope, and so on....

i have been sick for the past two weeks. it went from a stomach virus to a headache, to a cough, to an ear infection. and all leading up to a doctor's visit. i should be miserable right but truth be told, i'm not. i have a huge pile of papers on my desk ready to be graded and a unit exam tomorrow and i'm not feeling so hot, but my heart is full. it has something to do with this being a prisoner of hope year. i decided that even though it would be hard, i was going to give myself over to hope. and from that, i have been exposed to this new kind of gratitude. actually living with a heart of gratitude. bad things are always going to happen. there will always be bad people in the world. but it is in those realities that gratitude and hope become more and more real. it is in those uglynesses of life that the gifts surface and shine and become real. and we hold on and appreciate on a deeper level.
i can't wait to feel better. i can't wait to grade my papers. i can't wait to give this students will show it who's boss:) i am so grateful. grateful that I have a God who has been faithful, is faithful, and will continue to be faithful. people will always disappoint, that's why we don't put our faith in people.


i love it. yesterday, jen and i went to downtown to pick up some goodies and it was brilliant. it really is such a fantastic city:)
del taco in florida? yes! didn't eat all of that....i was going to didn't work out:)
jen and i....woot:)
most amazing art shop.
and this made me smile:) i'm going back....and soon! and i will post again seeing as there are so many things to share... it is the time thing that is at times problematic;)


my students. they just are. they leave me notes on my board before they leave. see below:
witty if you ask me:)
they bring me fresh squeezed orange juice!
and when they see things like cute mickey button pins, they think of me:)

unreal. i love it. i am so grateful:)