Monday, March 30, 2009

Funny Things and Meanderings

Preschool Funnies.......Today one of my students told her friend, "You'll be my best friend forever." The other little girl replied, "Well, I didn't see that coming." One of my little boys came into today wearing a baseball hat and wouldn't take it off. He had decided to cut his own hair, so his dad made him get a buzz cut. At least he hadn't cut the hair of either of his sisters! Another one of my little boys came up to me the other day and said, "Mrs. J I'm wearing boxers today!" Then one of the other boys told me, "I'm not wearing boxers today, but I do have some!" Yes, my job is a daily adventure with lots of smiles!

For about a year and a half now, I've been sponsoring a child through Compassion International. His name is Paulo, he's 12-years-old and lives in Brazil. I chose a boy around the same age as my sons because I figured I could relate better. This experience has been wonderful and I think of Paulo as my third son. His first letter to me arrived on my birthday in 2007. That made my day. In his most recent letter to me, Paulo wrote, "...I want you to know that all the letters you send me and also the pictures are kept in a box. I love you. Millions kisses." That just melted my heart. (You can go here to find out what Compassion International provides for a child that you sponsor.) With the way the economy is right now, I'm trying to cut back in other areas so that I don't have to end my sponsorship of Paulo. In addition to the monthly sponsorship, you can send money for a birthday gift and for Christmas. You can also provide money for a family gift. I've been able to do the birthday and Christmas donations, but I would love more than anything to be able to provide a family gift. I'm trying to think of a way to earn some extra cash to do this. Getting an additional job outside the home just isn't feasible. I like being home when my sons get home from school each day and being able to spend time with them. If anyone has any ideas about this, please let me know or just pray for me regarding this!

Tonight we have to go to a meeting being held for all parents of 8th grade students. It's supposed to be an informational meeting about high school. Yes, my oldest will be in high school next year. How did that happen? It's hard to believe that we really only have him for another four years. There's so much I still want to teach him and instill upon him. My youngest will be in middle school next year. No more elementary school for us! I know I just have to put them both in God's hands.

I've been all over the place in this post. I pray that each of you are doing well. Blessings to you all!


On Purpose said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! Its a treat to come and visit your blog. Praying for you and your impact that you are making in this world!

Faith said...

Thanks so much for stopping by! How neat that you sponsor a child from Brazil! We are excited to go back there in September.

And, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I pray that the Lord blesses you again soon!