Heart Choices: 2012-03-25

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Blessings in the Midst of Chaos


I've spent the last week moving.  I didn't realize how challenging it would be to downsize.  However, in the midst of chaos ...I had a reprieve.

Some of you may recognize the smiling faces of Charlotte and her husband Clif.  Charlotte hosts Spiritual Sundays along with her personal blog Charlotte's Weblog. Clif is her hubby and fellow blogger at Musings of a Minister.

It turns out that they live several blocks from where I work in Scottsdale, AZ.  I was invited to breakfast at their lovely home on Saturday.  Afterwards, Charlotte and Clif came to Rancho Solano's annual Spring Show.

They donned their hats and sunscreen as it was a warm and sunny Arizona day.  And they even got a tour of our classroom.  Clif wrote a blog post about his reaction to this event.  You can read it here.

This is Heidi with her husband Al.  How thankful I am that we work as a team.  This is our second year together and we have such fun with the Pre-K 3's.  Heidi and I anticipate each other's moves and can tell what needs to be done.  We offer one another encouragement just when it is needed.  I look forward to next year with Heidi!

While our class was waiting for our turn to be called to the big tent and stage, we kept the children occupied.
It's amazing how simple games can be such fun with 3-4 year old children.  I taught them to put their hands on top of one another.  Then the hand on the bottom pulled out and placed that hand on the top of the pile.  Then the next hand would pull out and go on top.  They giggled as they sometimes got mixed up and put the wrong hand on top.  It was a fun activity!

Finally ...our Pre-K 3 class was summoned to the stage.  Here they are performing their number "In the Jungle".  They did a fabulous job!

#386 Enjoying the hospitality of blogging friends
#387 Beautiful Arizona weather
#388 An amazing co-worker Heidi
#389 A school that encompasses people of all ethnic backgrounds
#390 A classroom of 20 precious children I've come to love
#391 A family fun day outside
#392 A respite in the midst of moving
#393 Amazing friends Anna May and Jack who hosted a garage sale to help me sell my 'stuff'
#394 Friends Helen and John who also helped with the garage sale
#395 Sister-in-law Amy who has helped us with painting our new place
#396 My husband who has been working so hard trying to fix up the new place for me
#397 A closer drive to work
#398 Sleeping in my own bed
#399 Having some of my old furniture back
#400 Feeling the love of God in the midst of these changes

Are you counting those every day blessings yet?  It has helped me so much to focus on the good things each day.

I'm linking up with Ann of A Holy Experience for Multitudes on Mondays.


Blessings and love,

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