Thursday, May 7, 2009


  • I love that my summer begins in 8.5 days
  • I have to get reports cards completed, a classroom wrapped up, give 16 children a pep talk that the safety and security of our little classroom community will follow them in the second grade, give some hugs, dry some eyes (mine and maybe a few kiddos), say goodbye to colleagues for a few months, turn off my brain and get ready to "exist"
  • My sweet Paige is becoming a preteen. I am not dealing well with the extra estrogen that is flowing in our household. I am trying to remember what it was like to be that age and while I do, try not to lose my cool with my beloved P. in the meanwhile. Oh, how I love that kid.
  • Hopes my mom isn't sad on Mother's Day and that she doesn't spend the day thinking about my dad. He always made her feel so special on that day. I hope that I can make her feel loved and cared for. While I know she'll appreciate the effort put forth, I know that inside, she'll be yearning for her love of 40 + years. I hope that she will know how loved she is.
  • I'm excited that I am taking this weight loss so seriously. I am doing it! I am really shedding the weight and not by some fad diet. I am eating well, getting some extra activity and I am feeling great. I am down 14. 2 lbs. in 6 weeks.
  • Facebook is starting to get on my nerves.
  • I don't blog enough.
  • I miss taking photos due to RAIN, RAIN and more RAIN!
  • I am feeling optimistic about the future.
  • Scared to death about an upcoming anniversary. It shouldn't be important that it was a year ago that he left, because everyday is a day without him. Why do people keep reminding me of what is coming up? Why can't they just leave me alone?
  • I love my friends and know that they care about my feelings, but sometimes silence is more appreciated than words of advice.
  • I hope that all of you have a Happy Mother's Day!!!
  • Prayer is becoming so much more important to me. While I have my faults, I am realizing that they are what makes me who I am. Failure leads to growth. I'm growing every single day.
  • I am so thankful for borrowed time...


a Tonggu Momma said...

Missy ~ Just letting you know that this is my silence.

Jboo said...

Thinking of you and your family Missy! Take care.


Marla said...

Hugs friend! :) And yay for summer, let's kick this rain out of here so we can SHOOT!

Have a great weekend!

Michelle said...

Beautiful thoughts, Missy. Congratulations on the weight loss and for being out of school in 8.5 days. Wow!! I can't believe that. Leila is in school until early June.

I am trying to skip over that preteen comment. I want Da Xin to be home so badly, but I am so not ready for that!! ;)


Gail said...

First of all...Congrats on the weight loss Missy, that is awesome!

That's great that you are almost out of school, summer is here soon. Let's see...the preteen moments come and go for awhile.

You are in my thoughts and prayers friend.

Have a great weekend. :)

Sherri said...

You inspired me to do a thought post too! I enjoyed reading all your thoughts.
Congrats on your weight loss! I'm happy for you.
Good luck dealing with your preteen, lol..

LaLa said...

YAY on the weight loss and the school being out soon. Don't even want to think of pre teen years as Annslee is already like that now!!

You know I am thinking of you : )

kerri said...

Out of school is 8.5 days, whoo hoo!! Our shool year ends on June 25th, can not wait to have the girls home everyday!!
Loved this post, congrats on your weight loss, go girl! :)

Kelly Green said...

Hi Missy...YEAH for summer!!! I hope you have some good plans that include margaritas!! Awesome on the weight loss. I need too...but I find it difficult to find a program right for me...and I do think I need a program. It's hard feeding our family of 3 and still have it be healthy. Why oh why can't I pig out on Raviolios and still have no cholesterol and a smashing waist line? I hope when we die there is a satisfaction survey about :) I have some feedback!

Take care out there~

Felicia said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. You're such a beautiful person my friend!

Marla said...

I dont do quite very well, but for you my friend.........

mommy24treasures said...

I know getting all that out was so therapeutic. It helps me too.
Something about typing it.
Hope your rain turns into sunshine for the weekend.
Love and hugs

Steffie B. said...

You are amazing! ;)

Colleen said...

Hooray on the weight loss! What's your secret???

Kimi said...

That is a beautiful post! I think your AWESOME!


Ivy said...

What a touching post MIssy! You're so passionate about your family and that's what makes you so incredibly special!

Enjoy the weekend!!!

Jodee Leader said...

Whoooo hoooo! Congrats on your recent weight loss. That is sooo exciting!

Have a great weekend!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Praying for you this month Missy as I know it is hard and next month too...well actually I pray for you each day because I love you.

P.S. I am very proud of you and your weight loss!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Hi Friend,

I am not sure I know where to start on this post...there is so much I want to say....but I am going to start with this....HOORAY for the weight loss....I am so proud of you....I knew you could do anything you put your mind to!

I am so envious that your summer vaca is about to start...I will be working all summer long...ugh

The preteen hormone thing is going on in the house too...just the boy version!!

Try to enjoy the rest of your weekend:)


Heather said...

Just love you girl! And I pray for you, always:)

Congrats on the weight loss - you go, Missy!

Big hugs (they are more fun than the little ones:)


Shawnstribe said...

Hey Missy
lots of prayers coming your way.
Just hangon in there, summers nearly here

Donna said...

Hope you and your family had a lovely Mother's Day. Congrats on the weight loss too!

Super Mommy said...

Congrats Missy on the weight loss! Keep up the good work . . .you can so this girl!!

Hope your mother's Mother's Day was joyful - I imagine it's really difficult celebrating most things without your dad. Hugs and prayers to you all.