Thursday, August 7, 2008

What a week

Yes, School started this week, and it has been fun, busy, challenging, and sad.
First, it has been really fun getting to see old friends/students; seeing them excited about this year. We have been officially asked to be the Senior class sponsors. This is great, though not as great as I thought. When I first heard about being Senior sponsors I thought we just went with them on their senior sneak. But of course it is more complicated than that!!! We have to help them plan it, plan lots of fundraisers so they can afford sneak and plan graduation!!! But it will be nice to spend time with these kids before they leave. There are three boys from the other school that have joined our group (Wycliffe missionary kids) but they seem nice. So it went from 2 girls and 1 boy, to 4 boys and 2 girls. I wonder where we will gofor sneak??
It has also been fun to get to know all the new kids - like 18 of them!!! We weren't planning for that many but had a couple more come in the last day so now I am short a grammar book which has made life a bit more challenging ( and the copier isn't running yet!!!) but we are getting a good start. Covered capitalization rules and on to punctuation. ( It is fun trying to teach kids to capitalize words they have never heard of cause they don't live in the US!!!). Girls PE started well, I loved the reaction when they saw it was ME and NOT Uncle Andy teaching them!!! Precious!!! And choir starts today - I wonder how many I will have in my group this year????

It has been busy as Scott is teaching 3 classes and helping out in other areas. Busy because two of our teachers have become unexpectedly unavailable. One because their baby was born and developed pneumonia and is in ICU, the another was sick and passed out. She fell and broke her face in 4 places. Both are on the mend, but it has been sad and challenging to cover their jobs. The lady who fell will have to have her jaw wired shut so she won't be able to teach Portuguese for over a month. She is the one who has been leading our Bible Study, I guess she can type her notes and someone else can read them :O) Emma is adjusting to our schedules pretty well. Aunt Gina helps with her 3 days a week, and then Scott watches her the other 2 (8-10am when I am teaching English).

Tomorrow we celebrate 16 years of marriage. Isn't that amazing. And we still love each other, love doing things together, and love our family life!!! God is good!!! We had hoped to get away for the day, but as usual the $'s are not there when you think they will be so we will wait and save it for another day. I will make a nice steak and salad and we will snuggle up and watch a favorite movie ( it still sounds like a nice way to spend the day ) oh, yea, we will make our kids go to bed at like 8 so we can enjoy our evening - no naps for Emma!!! What should I make for dessert??? Hmmmm. any suggestions???

Well, I am off, if you remember pray for baby Colton he is 5 days old today. Pray he can leave ICU soon so his mom can hold him!!! Pray for Coleen, she is having surgery today on her jaw. Pray for no infections, and for a quick recovery. Thanks so much for your part in our lives here.

1 comment:

Kendra Rickert said...

Wow! A lot going on in your life!!! I think you should make chocolate cheese cake for dessert. Can you get cream cheese there in the country? Congrats on 16 years! Amazing in this day and age! Keep up the great work and committment to each other! Praying for your co workers.