Sunday, July 1, 2018

Thank You!

Dear Friends,
Several years ago I made my last post on this blog requesting prayers for my family. My husband had been diagnosed with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia) and my son was starting his freshman year in high school. I'm happy to update my post with a long overdue thank you for your prayers and encouragement. My husband's health is fantastic as he is in remission and my son will soon start his senior year.
Our "happy place!" Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island, SC

While social media can have its pros and cons, the internet is an amazing tool for making connections and creating community. For example, one day during Keith's recovery, I got an email from a teacher in Wisconsin just to let me know that she had prayed for my family that day! 

The force is strong with this family!

When Keith was diagnosed, I took a look at my busy life and prioritized. Blogging and TPT products went to the back burner. Since I last posted, I finished the year in first grade and ended up in second grade.

Smart second graders

I even took a little off-road adventure into the business world, traveling for ESGI to share their time-saving product with Kindergarten teachers.

MacKenzie, a new Kindergarten friend from Washington.

It didn't take long before I realized I was off my true path, though, and went back (and onward!) to my life's calling and passion...teaching, of course! 

Writing river poetry with first and second graders.

On a sad note, I said goodbye to my mom and dad this year. I miss them terribly. I am forever grateful that these two ambitious, creative, hard-working people were my parents.


I guess you could say midlife brought me a crisis or two. I'm still trusting the journey and seeking to use my gifts with purpose

This I know for sure...working with teachers and kids brings me great joy. Teaching is my true vocation. It's not only what I'm called to do, but also where I have my voice in this world. These days I'm fortunate to teach gifted kiddos in grades K-5. 
The Ocmulgee River in Macon, Georgia.
I'm also honored to be an adjunct professor at Mercer University where I teach courses in literacy. Preparing teacher candidates to enter the field of education is both a humbling and exciting experience. Go Mercer bears!

My "big kids" in a reading diagnostics course at Tift College of Education, Mercer University.
Finally, I'm thrilled to say that I continue to be invited to present workshops for SDE, Staff Development for Educators. In fact, I'll be Vegas NEXT WEEK at the national conference. If you'll be there, I'd be honored if you'd come by and say hello. If you're not going...it's not too late to catch a flight!


Thank you again for your friendship! 

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    I'm glad to hear that your husband is feeling better and that you are "back" in the blogging world! Looking forward to catching up with you next week in Las Vegas!
    Blessings,
    Heidi

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