Thursday, May 17, 2012

what I've been up to . . .

This last few weeks has been HECTIC.  Sorry for the lack of posting.

So not only have I been maintaining my day job, but a few friends and I have been working on opening a store front business.  Our business is The Little Black Box Theatre Company.  There are a wide variety of classes offered, and we will be adding to our course list as time goes on.  Please check out our website (know that it's still under construction)
We should be located at 119 N. Meridian on the square.  Hopefully our opening week will be a camp starting on June 4th.

I have also been doubled up in Accounting with Entrepreneurship at first and now with New Testament Survey.   I am actually surprised by how much I am enjoying all of those classes.  I have decided that I like being busy.  I enjoy having things to do all the time.  Sure, there are moments when I would like to rest, but for the most part, I thrive on busy.

This is a message to my daughter.
Jennifer - You have meant so much to me from the time I met you.  (People will read this, and be confused, but you know what I mean).  My heart belongs to you and your brothers.  I will always always love you and David just as much as I always have.  I could not be more proud of you for who you are, and what you're becoming.  I love how you think outside the box and have taken so much of what I put out there and learned to live by it.  I love how you don't judge people and that you have a heart filled with love and joy.  You are an amazing young woman and so easy to love fully. I'll bet really there are so many guys that think Collin is the most lucky guy on earth.  You and I never have to explain what we have; you and I never skip a beat and it's often times like you really were molded and shaped by God to be for me.  I am so happy for you that today starts a new chapter in your life.  Things will never be the same for you, but I want you to know that always and forever I will call you daughter and you will be a HUGE part of my life.  No MATTER WHAT.  I don't want you to stress over the next few days, just take them in.  I am okay watching you on Skype and I am okay just being there when you need me.  I do truly know what I mean to you, and I know you feel what you are to me.  Millions doesn't seem like enough to express it sometimes.  I know you've heard this story before, but here goes....I was about five months pregnant with Zacheriah when you started Kindergarten, and I was SOOOO sick. You were afternoon only, and the first day for you, I felt like I was going to puke before even walking you in.  When we got there, you looked nervous, and my stomach churned even more.  I don't remember many details, but I remember walking you in, and you (unlike when I dropped the boys off their first day) held onto my hand like you didn't want to let go.  I quickly got you interested in something in the room, I think it was a book shelf full of books (can't remember exactly) and then I snuck out.  I cried all the way home, as I did for each of you.  I didn't even know David that well really when he started Kindergarten, but the same feelings were present for all of you.  Like I was entered a new chapter with you and things would never be the same.  The thing that I have learned over the last 8 years or so that is so prevalent in my life: Everything Everything changes and everyday starts something new and you never stop missing those you love when they aren't with you.  Thank you so much for letting me share you life baby girl.  I will always be grateful for that.

To all of you other graduating seniors:
A lot of you I have coached and been friends with as Jennifer grew throughout the years.  I love each of you also.  I will do my best to appear at your parties.  I can not believe what beautiful wonderful people you have all become.  I wish you all the best.

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