My turn! First day of school for me today. Thirteen years in education of some capacity—even with my break to be home with the boy. I never left for good. ✏️ I’ll be teaching third grade as well as still working with my high school group. That has been such a blessing to me to be part of that ministry—never in a million years would I have thought I’d want any part of a high school group, but these kids are my jam.
Third grade. So old. I don’t know how it happened so fast, but here we are! 😍 When I grow up, I want to be an Astros baseball player. ⚾️ Favorite subject: math Favorite way to be kind at school: help the sub if we have one Most excited about at my new school: the library It’s going to be a great year! 🍎⚡️
This evening the sun set on our final day of summer. As we sat down to supper, we talked about our goals for the school year. We started these goals last year, and we all did a pretty decent job with them, even though we forgot about them pretty quickly. This year we did one big goal instead of some short-term and some long-term, but I feel pretty good about that. Something direct to focus on. • Do you set goals for the school year?
He was wearing his lightning bolt ⚡️ shirt today to haul cattle, and I couldn’t help but smile. (That photo didn’t turn out, but this one is funnier, anyway.) He is seriously my biggest blessing, my greatest treasure, the haphazard to my systematic. He guides me, shepherds me, loves me, and protects me. God knew just what He was doing when He put us together, and I’m forever grateful. Come overflowing sinks or standing water, we’re in it together. 😉
This morning, our boy stood up in front of a room full of adults and read his book about his journey with Type One to them. It was the first time anyone besides family (and a few trusted tech friends) had seen or heard any of it. We projected the illustrations onto the big screen as he read. Afterward, I sent messages to a few teacher friends in the crowd to see if any had happened to grab a photo of him while he was up there. The responses were all pretty much the same, “I was too into what he was saying to even think about it until he was done.” ❤️ I mean. We are so proud of him and how he advocates for himself and for others who have also received a Type One diagnosis. Be on the lookout for his book—we’re getting closer and closer to the finish line! #BTHOtypeone #t1dlookslikeme #beyondtype1
We bought this camper out of “necessity” for football fall sleeping. It has turned into one of my favorite family pastimes. It’s the perfect way to explore new places, get outside, unplug, and just be. This weekend was shorter than we would have liked, but such a great little getaway to close out the summer. ☀️ I never want to forget the time we have been allowed to be just us three—even when the wait is HARD and the longing is REAL for Baby Sister. I have seen tiny glimpses of God working out the details, and I absolutely cannot wait to see it all come to fruition. #TGMcamps