Wednesday, June 24, 2009

2nd grade teacher

Today, I want to tell you about a woman who will forever have a special place in my heart. On June 20 this year my 2nd grade teacher went to be with the lord, but her legacy will always be remembered by many. She was the teacher that always had a smile on her face and loved teaching children new things. When I was in the 2nd grade she would read us poems and tell us stories of lands far away. When she read to us it was as if we apart of the story. She also taught us manners as well. While at lunch, elbows were not to be put on the table. If someone put there elbows on the table, the entire class was punished.

Mrs. Frankowski also loved birds. She is the reason that I enjoy birds so much today. I would always go put bird seed in the feeder she had outside her classroom. She called me Savannah...Savannah. I am not really sure why but she did. She was the best teacher I could have ever asked for.

We keep in touch with my teacher through the years. She always sent me something every time I graduated. It meant so much to me that she would still think of me after all these years. The last letter she sent me was to tell me that she had lung cancer. She told me not to be sad that this was a time to rejoice because of all my success. She told me how proud of me she was and how she would always remember how sweet I was. Sorry, I got a little teared eyed.

She will always have a special place in my heart.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Father's Day

Yesterday was father's day. It was a bitter sweet day. My dad lost his dad about a month ago. So, I know it was a hard day for him. I am a daddy's girl big time. I love my dad! He is my hero. With him being a fireman, I always thought that it was so cool. I was so proud to call him my dad. He has always been very protective of me. Sometimes he allowed me to learn things the hard way, but he is always there when I need a shoulder to cry on. I have learned as I have got older that his rules are just to protect me. I don't know what I would do without him in my life.

Yesterday, I got him a gift card to Red Lobsters, one of his favorite place to eat. I sang at church yesterday. I always enjoying singing. We also went to my grandpa's grave. I miss him so much everyday. I know that he is in a better place now though. Time will heal everything though.

Last night, I found out that my Uncle Kenny is in ICU at Mobile Infirmary. Please keep him in your prayers. He is my grandpa's brother. I hope you all have a good week. I don't have any classes this week! I have one more class that starts in July, then I am finished with college.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Trusting him through everything..

We all have gone through difficult times in our life. It may be the loss of a love one, moving to a new town or just chaos. We become so overwhelmed at times that we allow that storm to control our life. One of my favorite verses is "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding;in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight" - Proverbs 3:5. That verses has helped me so many times in my life. When I was not sure what decision to make, I just trusted in him. When at times I don't understand why he allows certain things to happen in my life, I just trust him. Trust the Lord even when you don't understand. There are certain things in life that we have no control over and we cannot change them, we have to remember that he always knows what's best for us.

Today, in one of my devotion's the author said that sometimes when we are in the middle of a storm, we allow the storm to become our way of life. We can't see the way out and are unable to chart a course back to smoother waters. We become defeated-and broken. So many times in life we can't find the way out of a storm. We just sit there defeated and broken. We need to just give all our cares and worries to the Lord because he cares for us. He wants us to go to him when can't find our way out. He knows us better than anyone else will. Always remember that the one who calms the winds and the waves, heals the brokenhearted. Reflect today on giving him all your worries you have in life. He is waiting for us to ask him for his guidance.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A much need vacation...

Well, I have been gone a few days. Last Wednesday I went to Orange Beach for three days!! It was very relaxing.. Just imagine a clear day laying on the beach getting a tan on a hot summer day. That's what a was doing a few days ago. It was a little family vacation. One night we all played Phase 10, it's a card game. The last night there we had steaks! I enjoyed not having a care in the world... I took a few pictures of the sunset..

But.. Like every vacation after it's all over reality hits again.. I had a 5 page term paper that was due yesterday that I had not even started on when I got back this past saturday. I managed to accomplish it all but I was glad to have one of my last college papers to be out of the way.

Today, I went to get a massage. It was much needed.. I had never had one before but it was very nice. I feel very relaxed now and not as stressed.

This week is going to be a busy week with school and work. Plus, I have my business law class this Saturday..

Monday, June 8, 2009

What a great weekend...

Well, I had a great weekend overall.. Friday after I got off work, I went to David's apartment.. We went to Blockbuster and rented two movies. We rented Fun with Dick and Jane and New in Town. Two good chick flicks.. David enjoyed them too.. We cooked some pasta for supper.

Saturday, I had to work most of the morning. It was a very quite Saturday morning. After work, I went to David's. He went for a run at the park, while I stayed and took an hour nap.. It was very nice.. Then, we went to Belk to get my spa gift certificate. That was what David gave to me for my graduation present. He is such a great boyfriend. Then we went to Sears Essentials to get him a new dress shirt.. Then, it was off to our favorite restaurant.. Macaroni Grill.. I always get the trio deal. It's a Cesar salad, fettuccine Alfredo, and a chocolate cake.. It was our 5 month anniversary on June 1st.

Sunday was a long day.. Went to church at North Mobile. It was my first Sunday to go into the singles class. I guess I am moving up in the world now.. After church it was on to the family reunion. The reunion was nice, I ate way too much food. I didn't take any pictures I forgot. David went with me to the reunion.. After the reunion we went by grandpa's grave. I miss him so much. He was one of my hero's. He was the only grandpa I ever had growing up. I know that God has a reason for everything. I just have to trust him.

This week I am going to reflect on some things. My life is going to change soon. I won't be going to college anymore. It will be on to the workforce. I have been applying to places, have not heard anything back yet. I know that I just have to keep praying, the Lord will provide. He has never failed me yet..

Saturday, June 6, 2009

A woman that will always have a special place in my heart..

I told you yesterday that today I would tell you about my great grandmother.. Her name was Ruth Reeves. It's been over a year now she passed away and went to be with her Savior.. She is a lady that I will never forget. The memories that I shared with her will always have a special place in my heart.

I was the first great grandchild on my mother's side of the family. My mom was the first grandchild and my grandmother was the first child. Pretty cool huh? Well, my first day of school my picture was in the Mobile Press Register, because I was the 4th generation to go to Tanner Williams Elementary School.

When I was in middle school, the bus always picked me up and dropped me off at my great grandmother's house. We all called her Mamaw. Everyday when I got off the school bus I would go inside and visit her. We shared a special bond. She always had coffee ready for me and she had some kind of bread made.. Sometimes it was Blueberry Muffins, Banana Nut bread (which was my favorite).. and many other kinds.. She always knew exactly what time I got off the bus so the bread was warm and the coffee was fixed. I never had drank coffee until mamaw made some. Now, her coffee was not like regular coffee, it was half coffee and half milk. It was the best. I still have one of the cups that was my cup when I was at Mamaw's, I drank out of it everyday.

She would always sat and listen to all my stories of the day. Usually on the first day of the school year, I would stay for an hour or more. I had to tell her about all my new teachers, what they were like and so on.. She always listened and give me advice..

I will always remember the one day that she prayed at her house. It was just me and her. I had never heard such a powerful prayer, she named everyone in the family just about, and prayer needs. She walked with the Lord. I always say that I hope one day when I am old that my faith will be strong like her's.

When she passed away last year, I sang at the funeral, it wasn't easy. I just reminded myself that I was singing it to her. I know that even when I was in college, she prayed for me, that I would do good in my studies and on my test.. Mamaw, I know you are in a better place now, but I sure do miss you..

Friday, June 5, 2009

What a crazy night at work...

So... Today is Friday!! I am so glad.. Last night at work I was going to start reading my book.Well, that didn't get to happen.. One of the teacher's could not get the VCR to work in his room.. I had to move him into another classroom.. First, I had to make sure that VCR worked and it did thankfully.. Well, then the teacher said the remote control did not work. Well, then I had to find batteries.. By the time I finally got back to my desk another problem came up.. Another classroom's computer was locked and you could not unlock it. So, I unpluged the computer and restarted the computer. That worked!

I say all of this to tell you that only one in a blue moon does things like this ever happen at work. Usually things are very quite, I can get my work done. Well, last night was not one of those night. A thunderstorm happened and I think that VCR that didn't work got struck by lightning or something. When I went in the room it was really loud like a plane going off.. Finally, I left work at 10:00.

This morning was my last class in Business and Technical Writing! I was so glad.. Now, I don't have to get up at 6:00 everyday. I am treating myself at Moka's (my favorite coffee shop). There is nothing like sitting in a coffee shop drinking a cup of coffee.. It just calms me.. I can't explain it.. Every time I drinking coffee though, sometimes it makes me think of my great grandmother. She was the one who in the middle school started me on coffee.. I will have to save the long story for another day..

Hope you all have a great weekend.. I will take pictures of the family reunion and post them on Monday.. Until then, enjoy your weekend..

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Just another thursday.. but the weekend will be here soon.

So, it's Thursday and I want it to be the weekend.. Class this morning was short. Then, I went shopping at Target. I got a new swimsuit! I love it! I came home and washed my car and did some exercising. Now, I am sitting here drinking a cup of coffee before I go to work. I have to work from 5 till 10 tonight. It will make for a long day.

This weekend is going to be great though! Friday and Saturday I get to spend it with David. Sunday I am going to church in the morning. Sunday afternoon is family reunion. It's going to be lots of fun. It's going to be a little hard on me at first because it will be the first year that grandpa will not be there. I have been thinking about him a lot lately. He was such a wonderful man and I miss him so much.

Well, tonight at work I am going to start reading my book called Think Like Jesus. It's one of the three books I have to read for a summer class that I start in July. I will have to tell you how it goes.. Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

First blog...

Well, this is my first blog.. My cousin Heather is the one who after reading her blogs she has inspired me to start.. I just got home from a long day.. I am in summer classes right now. I will finish this August and receive my degree.. I will be so glad. Right now I get up at 6:00 everyday. Leave the house by 7:10 in order to be at class at 8. Then I work until 5 everyday. So, at the end of the day I am ready to get in the bed.

Hopefully, tomorrow will be a more interesting day.