i whole-heartedly, love nursing school.

it trumps everyone and everything else in my life.

because it’s a total God thing. and He reminds me of that every time I get on I-285.

thankful for the community, the skills i’m learning far beyond just “nursing” skills, and love. lots of love at GBCN.


today, i’m thankful for…

the people that have been pouring into my life. the encouragement, consistency and joy they bring is more than i could ask.

the laughter that my clinical group gives me through our lab time, group texts or emails.

the daily reminders that God has a plan.

songs from the 90’s that make me laugh.

life is crazy. but at least it’s not boring.

Over the rainbow

Days like today I wish for different. I wish that I could magically close my eyes and be somewhere else; my own “over the rainbow” type of place. In that place there would be love without condition. There would be honesty. There would be hugs, lots and lots of hugs. People would walk beside each other, helping one another, no matter if they knew the person or not. People would stop talking so much and start doing more.

This is my “over the rainbow” for most days, but especially today. How I wish sometimes for ruby, red slippers! My chest is tight and my heart is heavy today for my life, but I know and trust that there is a bigger plan. Gripping that truth ever so tightly tonight.

birthday week.

football games. mawmaw. melting pot. kyle. alex. WICKED. cupcakes. Farm Burger. Cafe Intermezzo. a new Apple addition. tyler’s happy birthday song to me. pedi. new shoes. good drinks. lots of laughs. and A’s in nursing school.

God’s blessings everyday (and especially during a rough time) are overwhelming. i’m grateful for last week. :)

Tow Mater.

(this is merely a “i want to remember this” kind of post.)

tyler loves all things boy: trains, bugs, cars and football (really any sport, but especially football). ty also loves the Cars character Tow Mater, but only for two reasons. the first one because his big boy underwear is Cars and one mustn’t get anything on Mater, i.e., one time he didn’t make it to the potty, and for days all he could talk about was peeing on Mater and “Mater be so sad to me.” i.love.two-year-olds.  the second one is that a few weeks ago my dad bought tyler a Mater bath towel, you know for drying off. tyler insisted he sleep with it as well, so we ended up buying another one for him to sleep with because “Mater go night-night, too. Mater go right now!” so along with his blanket and Three (his dog that my mom gave to him while he was in the hospital that he named all by myself several months ago), he also has a Mater bath towel. oh to be two!