Sunday, March 16, 2008

An Excellent Article from....Glamour??

Well, I don't know how much actual substance Glamour magazine typically has in the pages of their issues, but here is a really good article about the Gold Star Family program here at Fort Hood. Gold Star Families are families who have lost a loved one in war. The article gives some insight into what these families go through, and how they are helping each other through it. I had the honor of meeting some of these ladies at a training session for Care Team members. They are brutally honest about their experience, which is not necessarily a bad thing.

A Town of War Widows

Friday, March 14, 2008

Time to Catch Up!

Well. It's been so long since I've posted, I hardly know where to start.

Kevin left last Sunday, headed back to Iraq. He is now safely in Kuwait, where the battalion will spend a couple of weeks, and then on to the base in the Baghdad area. He is doing well...his commander is extremely supportive of Kevin's role as a chaplain, and the company commanders are almost all quite receptive as well. That will make a huge difference for Kevin. The kids and I are adjusting to his absence...we miss him terribly, but the transition has gone surprisingly smoothly. I am thankful for that!

My work on getting my teaching certificate is going along great. I have passed all the tests I need so far (Special Ed, Pre-K - 3 Generalist and 4-8 Generalist). The next big step is finding a full-time job, which will count as my field experience. I have to do this during the next school year, or my time limit will run out. Please pray that I will get just the perfect job for me. I have loved teaching 3 year olds part-time for the past couple of years, and it would be hard to leave them, but my heart is really in Special Ed.

The children are all doing very well, staying active and healthy.

That's just a big sweeping overview of things as they stand now. I'll try to be better about updating and including more details. For now, I hope everyone reading this is healthy and blessed!