As I have mentioned before...I'm trying to give thanks for busy times. Because I feel like I am not super busy with random things...They are things that hopefully can help me get through life! Monday we had an inservice and I (and everybody in the school district that has to figure out our new reading curriculum) was super stressed. Anxiety. Frustration. Overwhelming confusion. Yep, had it all. The last thing I wanted to do was to coach an 8th grade volleyball game. But, that's the job. So, went over and once I got around those girls and the game started I felt like all my stress was gone. Yeah, there was a different kind of "coaching" stress, but I just felt calm. And my girls played great! Didn't get the big W over EMS but doesn't matter, they played great!
After that, still needed to go to this "Wife Class" that I have been trucking to on Monday nights.
Our church puts on this class and actually my cousin, Abbi's mother-in-law, is leading it to a lot of us newlyweds or soon to be newlyweds:) It's been nice to just relax for an hour and half and talk about how hard it is in today's world to be a compassionate, Godly wife. Giving thoughts, sharing stories, and seeking advice. I love seeing my friend Megan come up from Ashland to partake in this class with me! We don't get to see each other super often so it's a nice to just catch up quick every week:) **Which we will get to see Megs this weekend because her and Adam are runnging the market to market...Saturday** Not only do I get to see Megs, but Erin Ehly...who on the other hand, I now see three times a week. Ha. Wife Class, bible study, and high school group. We are just lovinnnnn each other. And of course, it's also nice to get to know some other girls...We have only met 3 weeks but I feel like each week we are getting to know each other better and better (I know, duh Amy, that would make sense)!
So, anyways, after wife class I felt even more calm and thankful. I have been praying for God to help me enjoy the things I am doing daily. I had to keep saying little prayers throughout the inservice because my day just seemed so "dramatic and chaotic" ... I thought the more that I went through the day and the more things I "had" to attend the more stressed I would become...but, it was the complete opposite this week! So...praise God!
Sidenote: Bruce says hi.
And here at the house we have been very optimistic because baseball playoffs are coming up soon! And the race is on...Cardinals are fighting for a playoff spot! The games have been close and let's just say there have been many "freak out jumping around high-fiving" going on...ahh..they are one game behind making playoffs...and will tie it if tonight goes in their favor! Pins and needles people...!! Pins and needles!
Oh yeah...and I made these for a poker night we had the other night with the Hartfords and Youngs!
Got the ideas from pinterest. Here are the blogs:
I'm done now.