About Us

We are Chris and Megan. First and foremost we love our Savior, Jesus Christ. We are daily humbled by His plan for our lives and love seeing what he does when we trust him. We have always wanted to adopt but had planned on having biological kids first. We felt God calling us to adoption first and after lots of prayer are excited to be starting our first adoption! We love the people and culture of Uganda and are excited to bring that culture into our family. We seek to honor God in our adoption and eventually in the way we raise our kids. We covet your prayers as this will be a long but exciting journey to our forever family!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Empty Closets!!

Well it only took 4 days but all my teaching stuff has been moved to my new classroom!! My amazing master teacher gave me all her books/ materials when she retired after I student taught. We have been storing these for years and praying they would one day be used. 6th Grade just wasn't the place for all those "little kid books." But now there are little kids who are loving those books and we have empty closets!! The baby room is screaming to be filled with kid stuff...and kids!!!! (Don't tell Chris)

My first week of teaching is almost over and it's been wonderfully exhausting. Boy oh boy can 8 year olds talk. They don't need any kind of an audience to have a full conversation. Everything is made into a toy. And, maybe I'm ignorant, but do all 8 year old boys put EVERYTHING in their mouth? Paper, tape, erasers, paper clips...literally anything! I bet I said 100 times today "spit out whatever is in your mouth." I don't even ask anymore but if I do the girls all die laughing.

We are having fun learning about number lines, place value, CVC words, short vowels but most importantly about being a team. We have coined the phrase "don't be a Kobe." It means to not be a "hog" of time,  words and attention.

I'm nervous to say it, but I think I'll actually enjoy this job!! I LOVE third grade!! Today they about drove me crazy with all the talking, but it hit me how I've longed for this. We've spent hours, days, weeks, months, years praying I would enjoy my job and the passion of teaching would return. I think I feel that passion pushing through, I'm seeing glimpses of hope that I won't just push through this position but actually love my job and thrive as a teacher!!  (Pictures will come of the completed classroom when it is completed! I take every kid-free 5 minutes to hang up another bulletin board or arrange the calendar. Hopefully by the end of next week it will be done!)

We would love continued prayer as I work with kids from hard hard backgrounds whose brokenness can't be healed easily.

Also, pray for us as Chris has started at UCLA. He is only taking one class until October when he will be taking a full load. We are both excited but realize the time constraints it will bring and the tension that it will place on our marriage.

1 comment:

  1. So glad the job is going well! Been praying for ya this week!