Monday, April 21, 2008

Signs That I Know I am Old

*I can't put on lounge clothes fast enough.

*The thought of going to a movie that starts after 8 pm horrifies me.

*I can't wait to catch up on the top stories of the day.

*Kids I work with today weren't even alive when I was in high school.

*Teachers I work with are young enough to have been in my middle school English class when I started teaching.

*I'd rather watch Seinfeld reruns than get attached to a new sitcom.

*I have no patience for excuses or laziness-especially from "adults."

*The newest American Girl history doll is from the 70's-excuse me-That's not history that's my life.

*I can now say that I have been alive in the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and the 21st century.

*WoW, My Uncle Robert must feel really old.

*All the bands now on reunion tours were touring for the first time when I was in middle school-or should I say junior high.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

At least you have a blog!!! My mother can't say as much!!! (I would be one of those teachers [starting 2010 if all goes well!] who would have been in your middle school class ;-)

Walking in the Light

Wow! This year year has been a whirlwind to say the least. I am shocked we are near the half way point in February. Part of me wants to dance. If the start of the year is any indication of how it is going to go, I am happy it's flying by. I will usher in 2009 with bells and whistles.

Yet, I am humbly reminded that every day is a gift, and I need to walk in the Light. I need to let Him guide me through each day. I need to listen to His still, quiet voice...Yeah I know for me that's a stretch. I'm never still long enough to catch my breath.

As I write this, our dear neighbor of ten years is fighting stage 4 pancreatic cancer. I am awed by the faith she has in God. I am humbled by the fight she has within her to beat the demon we know as cancer. Hunter, in his six year old wisdom said to me, "Mommy, why are you sad? We are just going to pray and Jesus is going to make her better." The faith of a child and the living testimony of one who is dwelling in God's amazing grace reminds me to walk daily in the His unfailing light.