Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Less than a week...

I have less than a week (5 days to be exact) before I have to go back to work. And that means leaving Gabriel all over again. I have thoroughly enjoyed this summer, although I didn't get nearly the stuff done that I wanted to get done. But, in the last 8 weeks, he has grown so much and learned so much. And I have been there for all of it. Now, I have to go back to work and I just really hope I don't miss anything new.

Here is a list of milestones that we have encountered this summer:
-Starting solids
-First vacation
-Moving to stage 3 diapers
-Crawling (though still perfecting)
-Sitting up alone
-Pulling up in crib to standing position (now does effortlessly)
-Eating puffs
-Eating mum mums by himself
-Sleeping 9-11 hours a night (WooHoo!)

He is growing so fast I can hardly stand it.

I am really not looking forward to this school year...which sucks. I managed to psyche myself up last year but that has not happened yet. I just plain don't want to start. How horrible is that! I wish I could say I love my job...but I don't. I adore the people I work with. I have amazing pod mates and amazing co-workers in my department but the actual job itself leaves something to be desired. I found another open position at the middle school I want to teach at so I've applied and am praying for favor again. I truly want God's will though. I've prayed that if it is His will, then I will get it with no problem and be great at it but if it's not and He wants me to stay at the Hill then I will do so and work as hard as I can to be the best I can. I know this year will be an even more challenging one at the Hill and we have our work cut out for us but if He wants me there, then I will do it as unto Him.

This weekend is my niece's (the one living with us) 1st birthday party. I cannot believe she is going to be ONE already. It feels like just last week that I held her in my arms and bragged to everyone I knew about my beautiful niece. I was one proud Auntie. Now my sweet lil Mileena is going to be one. Her mama and I worked today to get some more stuff done for her Candyland themed party and my hubby made the castle out of cardboard. It looks pretty cool! I've been planning Gabe's party too. I've got the invitation done, the food decided on, the invitation list complete (I think), and part of the centerpieces bought that I plan to do.

Well, we have a Language Arts planning meeting tomorrow from 9-2 so I need to get ready for bed and get some good rest. Good night!  

1 comment:

  1. Kayla,

    You are in the same place I was starting my 2nd year at the Hill. Every feeling and opinion you have described I experienced with Brody. I know this year will be tough, but our Jesus is stronger and will walk with you every step of the way! It is such an inspiration to see you living in obedience to God and setting an example for your family and all the students and faculty at the Hill.

    Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.- Psalm 37:4.

    I will pray for you and help in any way I can. Just remember that being a teacher is a ministry, but being a mother is your destiny.

    For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.- Jeremiah 29:11

    Your Sister in Christ,
    Brittany Gartrell