Thursday, May 22, 2008

Hello Again

Not feeling too great right now but I wanted to post just a little.
Our last day of school is tomorrow. We did one program today and we will do one tomorrow then Yippe it's summertime!!! I will miss the kids I have taught. They each will take a piece of my heart with them. We have been practicing for the programs and handing out the little diplomas so I knew I would have to say the children's names over the microphone which is not easy for me to do then my director said "Don't forget you are supposed to say a little something before you announce the names" Uh Oh! Now if you are sitting criss cross applesauce and looking up at me I am just fine but an audience of ADULTS I am SCARED, Very SCARED! As I was thinking this morning about what I would say the words to this little poem came to me,(Thank you Lord) I thought I would share them. They pretty much sum up our year:

Star Days,
A Johnny Appleseed parade.

Letters learned,
Songs sung,
Bandaids put on more than one.

Noses wiped,
Shoes tied,
Lots of hugs when you cried.

Christmas and Easter parties to name a few
This year's been special because it's been spent
with you!

I shook during my entire time at the podium so I really can't remember what I said. I know I read the poem because I remember reading it but that's all I remember I just hope anything else I said made sense and lucky me I get to do the whole thing again tomorrow!!!!YIKES!!!!

On a really happy note, my nephew Adam suprised his mom, my sister in law, Saturday by just walking into her house unexpected. Now he has been in Iraq since October of 2007 and we all knew he was due to come home probably next week for R&R but he came a week early and we are all so excited to see him. This deployment has certainly changed him. He showed us pictures of Iraq where he is stationed and wow it is really sad to see how dirty some of the areas are. He will have to return in June but we are so thankful he is here now. Please keep him in your prayers as I know it will be hard for him to leave the family again.

As I was sitting here just blog lurking, not really commenting but lurking I kept hearing something but I was too lazy to check to see what it was. When I finally got up this is what I found courtesy of our Black Lab, Dallas. Well I guess Cameron won't be wearing those shoes to the program tomorrow... Oh Well typical he wants to wear flip flops anyway.:)

Did'nt I say I just wanted to post "a little"? Oh well I guess I got "a little" long winded.


Sandy said...

Oh sister! I'm sure you did a fabulous job speaking to the parents just as you do speaking to the children! Love the poem you wrote.
The shoes -oh my- I bet Dallas was full after that mouth full!hehehe
Have a fabulous LAST DAY of school tomorrow!

Love ya
sandy ;)

fortyb4forty said...

I don't like speaking in front of adults either. Children don't scare me but adults? eek. The poem is great.

Anonymous said...

thanks really enjoyed the messy pair of shoes,life with a dog M0m2

Kim said...

It's so great to see you in blogland!!

I'm sure your speech was WONDERFUL....and I'm sure you are so excited to be entering summer. Our kid's aren't out until June 10th.

Have a wonderful weekend...and ya gotta love that Dallas.


Anonymous said...

Crazy Dog!!!
And what a precious poem! Just wondering... have you made that difficult choice of whether or not to homeschool?
Have a precious day and a wonderul time at the podium! You'll do great!!!

Julie said...

Yikes!!! The shoes!!!! I'm wondering now what shoes he did end up wearing??!!

petrii said...

Well, hello there!! I'm so glad you're back ~~ I've missed reading what you've been up to.

Oh poor shoes :( But happy child getting to wear flip-flops:)

I'm so glad your nephew made it home early and what a great weekend to be home!!

Have a GREAT Memorial Day Weekend, Dawn

MOM said...

I hope you will feel better for your Birthday on Monday the 26th. You are so precious to me. Please take care of yourself.

Anonymous said...

Get better for the 26th which this
year is Memorial Day. When your
Mom was born, it was Memorial Day.
That didn't change until many years
later. Sure hope you have a great
birthday and are feeling up to it.

Sita said...

Hi, Just wanted you to know that I love your blog name...I wish I could engrave the thought in my heart..but He said he has t do it...a little at a blessed...Sita in Toronto

Leigh Ann said...

Hi Linda. I have been by your blog several times from Kelly's Korner. I LOVE reading your blog. I especially love that you seem like such a wonderful teacher. I pray for a teacher like you for my son. He starts Kindergarten in the Fall. I'm scared!!! I'm so happy your loved one is home for his R&R. My husband was gone this time last year to Iraq for a year. I'm so thankful to have him home now safe and sound. I'm so thankful also to your nephew and your family for the sacrifices you all are making for our freedom. Happy Memorial Day and I hope the time of his R&R passes slowly!

Sheila said...

Linda,hi I only have 2 days and 2 hours until school is out! Yeah, love summer break. I totally hear you on the gradution. We had 115 K students graduate on Tuesday night, it was amazing to say the least! I hope you have a wonderful fist week home with your sweet family.

Denise C said...

OH my..those shoes! hee-hee!
How wonderful that your nephew is home for a bit...I will certainly keep him in my prayers for safety and I so appreciate his service to our country!

What a very sweet poem Linda! Brought back many memories of Chelsi little days! Her Kindergarten teacher made each child a scrapbook of the special events that year...and many of Johnny Appleseed...and the mentioned here! Sweet sweet days of being little!
Thanks for sharing!!!
Enjoy your longgggggg weekend!!!