A BOY NAMED STEVIE

While my intent in these blog posts is to chronicle my journey over the next few months, this little series wouldn’t be complete without a few stories from the past.  The highlights, if you will. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of teaching over 1000...
AND SO IT BEGINS

AND SO IT BEGINS

On Day 71, I stood before my students with a giant “71” projected on the screen behind me. (Note – I plan to project the number every day. Today was Tuesday. I dread Thursday. The projector might be conveniently “broken” on Thursday.  Do the math. If you’ve ever...
71

71

From Kindergarten on, I knew precisely what I wanted to be when I grew up: A teacher. My career preparation started early. As a young girl, I used to study the teachers more than the content, paying closer attention to how they taught than what they taught. I took...
HELLO THERE, LITTLE CREATURE!

HELLO THERE, LITTLE CREATURE!

It’s real! It really happened. We saw and heard a heartbeat last week, and it was such a beautiful sound.  Oddly, I didn’t cry, which would surprise most people who know me, as I usually cry at the drop of a hat. Hallmark commercials do me in every time. And Sarah...

HEY, JEALOUSY

The thing about infertility is that you can’t escape from it. It’s always there. Sure, there are moments I forget about it, a few precious minutes when I am too happy or preoccupied to remember that my body doesn’t work right. But they’re just moments. Not days, not...

AM I INDECISIVE? MAYBE. MAYBE NOT.

I am a very bad decision maker. If you don’t believe me, here’s some proof: I purchased four wedding dresses. Four. Quatro. Dresses 1 and 2 were returned, dress 3 was butchered in alterations, and dress 4 was purchased a mere ten days before my wedding. See, when...