For those of you who read my elusive post and wonder what it was about......
My sister Courtney and her family are moving to Idaho. )': I am very happy for them and I am glad that Chris' parents can have a turn bonding with the kids, but it is going to be VERY hard to lose my sister and my little cuties.( and of course Chris too!)
My mother said now I need to get a Facebook to better keep in contact with them. :) I hope she keeps unlimited texting because she better expect like 100 texts a day from me! ;)
My sister has always been there for me no matter what. she has helped me in soo many of my struggles spiritually, mentally, and physically. She has listened to my "exciting" teen drama at times, and we've just shared soo many funny moments. :) I have certainly grown VERY close to my sister in the past year or so! I am certainly soo blessed to have her as a sister!
I will miss having her nearby to me. :) But this is her adventure with her family and I have to share. :')
Anyhow, we are all a little bittersweet around here, but excited to add Idaho to our vacation list every summer! :D
Xoxo and happy tears,
... just got used to one change in my life and now another one is happening....without my permission. :)
My title basically sums up my post! :) I have been busy! It feels so good, though. :)
I am currently teaching 5 soon to be 7/8 American Sign Language classes! I absolutely love it! I want to go to college for Special Needs Education so I can definitely incorporate ASL with that!
School is pretty good! I am working hard. Mom brought me to the bookstore to buy an SAT book a few months back to study with. She said it is so I can get good grades on the SAT's! No pressure there! lol ;) Haha, no I love my mom! I am glad she made me buy it. :)
It seems unreal that college is two years away... it's certainly going to be different. :)
Piano is going great! I am currently learning the Phantom of the Opera! LOVE that song. :)
Mom is thinking about letting me quit piano and take cello lessons! I have wanted to learn the cello for a long time! :)( we will see though because cello lessons are pretty expensive.) I have been taking piano since I was 6, it's time for a different instrument. :) I do love the piano, though.
I am going to a different voice teacher because my dad is going on second shift, and we can't keep going up to Chepatchet every Monday. I like the teacher I am with now, but I am looking forward to looking for somewhere closer to home. :)
I've been trying to get more exercising in every day. Mom said she would like to sign us both up for the gym on dad's days off.
So... I had been going sugar free for a pretty long time, but after going on vacation, it all just kinda fizzled away. :) Sugar free works for some people, but for others it just doesn't click. I am going to slowly work my way to sugar free. right now I am just going to eat as healthy and as natural as I can and we will take it from there. :)
I am sitting here writing this next to our wood stove that is cranking the heat very nicely. Soo cozy. All I need now is a tea.... and maybe a scone.... with whipped cream.... yeah, that's perfect. :)
Before I end this I want to know if any of you have heard of Pinkberry? It is a frozen yogurt place that is absolutely amazing! very refreshing! :)
How are all of you?
Dear me. It has been way too long since I was on here. :) Busy, busy, and...... those seem to be all the excuses that fit! Florida was truly awesome! The lectures were such an encouragement! I thoroughly enjoyed the college life experience. :) It was soo nice to see old friends and meet new ones. :) My life has had its ups and downs but I am working hard and trying to grow spiritually. I have been working hard on forgiveness. Many of you know the situation with my sister,Tara, and she has been the one that I haven't wanted to forgive. I am still upset with her. I don't know why because I am usually not one to hold a grudge, but I just can't seem to forgive her. I pity my sister. Whenever we drop of the kids for a visit or something, we don't speak. I can't explain how much it hurts, but then how much I don't care. It's weird. I can hardly understand my own emotions when I'm around her. She has been in and out of my life since I was five years old and for a kid, that is confusing and traumatic. Anyway, she has told me to my face that I am just "a kid" and that I don't understand everything and she is right that I don't understand everything, but she has no idea how much I know that she has brought into my life which I wished I hadn't seen or heard. I suppose I should be thankful though, because through the two years that have been really rough, I have learned that even when I feel like I am at the edge of a cliff ready to fall at any moment, God is there to catch me. He won't leave me like my sister did, selfishly, not caring who she hurt. Aren't I lucky to have him? Anyway, all that is still a work in progress. :)
How is it going in your slice of God's universe?