Sunday, I was able to celebrate one of my best friends, Rachel. I am honored to be apart of her wedding in May. She has truly been there for me through the thick and thin. I remember her telling me that she was there for me even if I just needed someone to sit next to me and not talk. And that we did, we got Starbucks and just sat on North Campus. She knew just what I needed. We even got to celebrate together on graduation night :) I could tell countless stories, but I’ll stop there.
I remember knowing her and her soon-to-be husband before they were together. In fact, the picture of the three of us is from a UGA football game! We all met while working with a youth group in Athens. We had so much fun and I feel blessed to have watched this beautiful couple fall in love. I am so happy for them and looking forward to May!
The twins are turning 9 tomorrow. So last night, my grandma and I celebrated with them. We had a mini chocolate cake (their favorite), ice cream with m&ms on top. They were surprised because they had no idea that, a) I was going to be there and b) they were getting to celebrate their birthdays! My grandma gave them each toe socks. It’s apparently the new big thing in 4th grade!
I appreciate your being patient with me over the last month. It has been a difficult month. As many of you know I graduated in December, however finding a teaching job mid-year is pretty tough. I had just come home to babysit my cousins and go on a political interview when my grandfather was admitted to the hospital. I believe it was a true blessing I did not have a job yet, because I was able to spend those precious last couple days by his side.
My grandpa, Richard Neil Wright, passed way with his entire family by his side February 10, 2011. He was 80 years old and led a truly amazing life. He was a great grandpa, father, brother, and friend. My grandpa loved to travel and garden, but mostly he loved his family. Every year, after his tomatoes and squash ripened, we could expect fresh dinners at his house. Being a naval veteran, he loved the Fourth of July. Every year we would all go watch the parade together and either eat hotdogs or bbq afterwards. I have so many more memories I could share, but these are just a few.
I will be telling his stories, talking about his naval career, and using his maps and pins as I teach United States and World History for many many years to come. I hope my students will be able to understand and appreciate how truly great he was.
This picture is from my college graduation in 2009. He was so proud that I had graduated college, and even prouder that I went on to graduate school. I know that he would be proud to know that I’m officially going to be a teacher now.
On February 10th, God got another angel. My precious Grandpa went to meet Him. Thank you everyone for your prayers and support. You have all been really encouraging to my family during this time. I love you all.
**If you would like to read more about my grandpa, please click here!
I am determined to turn my creativeness into craftiness.
I love all of these colors.
Today I will be spending the day with my Grandma. We will be sewing blankies for a new born baby, stitching up some clothes, and making new creations!
I can’t wait to start stitching, sewing, and beading!
I was in Cinque Terre this summer! What I would do to go back right now! I sat by the water on the right side and watched the most beautiful fireworks show imaginable!! Oh and if you are wondering how big this town is… this is pretty much it!!
There was a festival going on while we were there that made the city really come alive. It’s one of my favorite places in the world. I really hope you get the chance to visit there!
How my dad let’s me know it’s time to watch a movie when I’m upstairs, haha
Sometimes I feel like Central Perk is my coffee shop. And that Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, and Phoebe are my friends.
I know I’ve posted about Friends before. However, I don’t think I have emphasized how much I truly watch this show. I constantly play Friends on repeat as I do daily activities. I know all of the words to many episodes. Before, I confessed that it took me quite some time before I was able to bring myself to watch Season 10. Well… nothings changed. Each time I reach Season 10 I can feel the end coming.
So for another confession:
I have never just done life around my room or apartment during the end of Season 10. I actually watch them. Not only does Friends just provide me with hilarious background noise, but it helps me focus when I need to do work and fall asleep at night. Many of my (real) friends would even tell you that I have related something in their life to a Friends episode. But to me… it’s just that good :)
Boyfriend gave me beautiful Valentines flowers! We went to Casa Mia and hung out with some friends. It was a great weekend! I love him!
Update: I finally beat David! Woohoo!
Please pray for my grandpa!! We’ve been at the hospital for a few days and in ICU as of yesterday. He is very sick and I would greatly appreciate your prayers!
Thank you in advance!
Please be praying for my grandpa!!!
Spending the day with these awesome kids!!!!!
The key is gratitude.
This phrase was common theme at Wesley while I interned there last year. I am often reminded to be thankful for what I have been blessed with and given by my Maker. God is good, He is faithful, and never ceases to amaze me with His beauty and creation.
Every other Sundays I teach 1st grade girls Sunday school at Cornerstone. I absolutely love it! It is always the highlight of my week! The little girls are precious and are really beginning to understand what it means to have a relationship with God. I relish in their prayers at the end of our time together each week. They begin by thanking God for everything in their lives. It constantly reminds me to never forget the great things God has provided for me.
And if you are ever feeling down, come by Kidz Club at Cornerstone on a Sunday. These children will turn that frown upside down!