I know I said last time I would get better, and now it has been a MONTH!
I am so very sorry. I hope to get better and have more blogging time, but I can’t promise anything.
So anyway, I thought it may be good to go with a good blanket post of where Miss Kim has been the past month.
Autumn Got Married: On July 28th, one of my good friends Autumn married Bryce. It was a beautiful celebration. I was honored to be a part of it. Their wedding was Christ-centered and a wonderful picture of what marriage should look like. I had so much fun being part of the process. It is great to see people committed to a relationship with Jesus committing themselves to each other!:) There is more I can say, but you probably get the point. I have some pictures on my FB, if you want to see how stunningly gorgeous my friend is!
Day Camp: Mrs. Jayna, Mrs Brianna, Mrs. Angel and I loaded up those 1st and 2nd graders and headed out for day camp. We had a great time learning about Esther and prayer. We climbed, raced, played golf, made crowns, and swam. We even got to celebrate Mrs. Jayna’s birthday with green cupcakes!:) Although it was 110 degrees, we still had an awesome time.
New Teacher Training/Professional Development: I have spent a vast majority of this month in training. I have been learning lots of new things from literacy skills to math to character to leadership to classroom management. All kinds of great stuff. I was blessed to meet some new teacher friends and connect with all of my new co-workers. I am pumped for this school year! 🙂
Setting up my classroom:There has been some blood, sweat, and tears poured into this thing. From cleaning it out, organizing, and decorating, I have spent a lot of time in Room 17 lately. I couldn’t have done it without friends helping me pick stuff out, my co-workers, and my amazing family who worked hard. I really hope those 5th graders love it!
Yvonne’s Wedding Weekend: My best friend got married!! I had the honor of serving as her Maid of Honor, and spending this past weekend with her before she moves off to Shreveport with a boy. We had so much fun partying it up at the drive-in, making menus, decorating, and getting ready. We learned how to tease our hair and got to share some late night conversations like when we were roommates. It was a blast! She was the calmest bride I had ever seen and her wedding day was SO fun. The ceremony was beautiful and a picture of how Jesus loves us as His bride. I got teary-eyed a few times. I am so happy that someone so dear to my heart has found the love of her life. It’s hard to give her away, but I have doubt that Guy will take good care of her. Congrats and I love y’all very much!:)
Back to School Night: Last night, I met 14 out of my 24 kids! It was fun. I loved talking with them and their families and I am excited to get this year started tomorrow…..
Tomorrow….. Oh my gosh! It is quickly approaching. I feel ready. I feel a little nervous/excited. I know this year will be awesome. God planned and ordained this time in my life and I am ready to walk in what he has worked out. I ask that you join me in prayer. Pray for my students. That their ears and eyes will be opened to what they need to learn and that they will experience the love and joy of God. Pray that I will love them like Jesus loves them and be an example to them by my actions. Pray for our other teachers, staff, and administration.
I am so blessed with this opportunity. I know that it can only come from Him. The other day a group of us talked about being placed in our prespective roles, and how we couldn’t have imagined it any other way. That God knew exactly what each of us needed.
As you can see, there are some season changes going on in my life and the lives of my loved ones. This seems appropriate today:
There’s a Right Time for Everything
1 There’s an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth:
2-8 A right time for birth and another for death,
A right time to plant and another to reap,
A right time to kill and another to heal,
A right time to destroy and another to construct,
A right time to cry and another to laugh,
A right time to lament and another to cheer,
A right time to make love and another to abstain,
A right time to embrace and another to part,
A right time to search and another to count your losses,
A right time to hold on and another to let go,
A right time to rip out and another to mend,
A right time to shut up and another to speak up,
A right time to love and another to hate,
A right time to wage war and another to make peace.
9-13 But in the end, does it really make a difference what anyone does? I’ve had a good look at what God has given us to do—busywork, mostly. True, God made everything beautiful in itself and in its time—but he’s left us in the dark, so we can never know what God is up to, whether he’s coming or going. I’ve decided that there’s nothing better to do than go ahead and have a good time and get the most we can out of life. That’s it—eat, drink, and make the most of your job. It’s God’s gift.
14 I’ve also concluded that whatever God does, that’s the way it’s going to be, always. No addition, no subtraction. God’s done it and that’s it. That’s so we’ll quit asking questions and simply worship in holy fear.
15 Whatever was, is.
Whatever will be, is.
That’s how it always is with God. ( Ecclesiastes 3:1-14 MSG)
Thank you God for your perfect timing.