Saturday, July 26, 2008

It's Official


I'm going back into the workforce. I will be teaching theology at a local high school, St. Thomas Aquinas Academy. It's a small catholic school with about 100 students. Along with teaching 4 classes I will be the Lead Teacher. St. Thomas Aquinas is one of three schools and because each school is small they have a Lead Teacher, which is overseen by the President. I will be the Lead Teacher at the High School.
I'm excited about teaching again and look forward to the opportunity to help teens grow in their faith.

St. Thomas Aquinas pray for me.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008

Are you addicted if.....


you load three small kids up in the van, still in their PJs, at 6:45 in the morning for a trip to the local gas station to buy a Mountain Dew?

Thursday, July 17, 2008

GRADSA

GRADSA (Green River Area Down Syndrome Association) is the support group that serves the Owensboro, KY area, which is where we were living when Abbey was born. This organization was a big part of helping us learn so much about Down syndrome and supported us through that first tough year of medical issues, etc.

We still receive their newsletter Heart Strings and enjoy keeping up with the families and activities. I love reading the newsletter and always read every article carefully but the most recent one had two articles that touched me. One was about two friends who were both told during pregnancy that something was wrong with their babies. When the babies were born they both had Down syndrome. Read Friends Share a Common Bond. Amazing and beautiful...God works in mysterious ways. The other article was about a sibling of a boy with Down syndrome. It touched me to read how her life was affected by her brother. Read Sibling Relationships. It makes me think about my boys and wonder what their relationships will be like with Abbey. How will having her in their lives shape them?

Thank you to GRADSA for the awesome stuff they do for the Down syndrome community. And thanks to God who uses those with Down syndrome to enrich our lives in more ways than we even know.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Call for pictures

The National Down Syndrome Society is seeking photos of individuals with Down syndrome to include in its Time Square Contest. The video will showcase individuals with Down syndrome from all over the world, will air on the Panasonic News Corporation Astrovision screen in Times Square on September 28th at 10:30 a.m. The winning photographs will feature children, teens, and adults with Down syndrome working, playing and learning with friends, and family.
I submitted my three pictures. Here is the link to submit online.
Below are my three pictures:




Thanks GRADSA for the information

Monday, July 14, 2008

Wednesday, July 2, 2008