Saturday, December 8, 2012

Please pray

Please pray! My dad is in the hospital has been for a while and needs lots of prayer!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

It's been to long....

 I have so much missed this blog. Yet, I have trouble posting. Time and life get in my my way. Yet, I still smile when I think of this sweet blog.
 I decided I would post about my sweet brother. Isn't he getting big?

Mr.Jeremy is now 3 years old. He is my love bug. He enjoys everything including cuddling with me when I get home from school. ;)

He is such a big Uncle to Carole's little lady Alana. He is also becoming quite the little artist.

He loves Mickey Mouse, Peter Pan and of course my fave Arthur!

He calls my kindle and my phone..."Gingy and Jeremy's kindle." "Gingy and Jeremy's phone." Love it!

Oh you couldn't even begin to guess how nice it felt to blog!

Hope all of you will have an amazing Thanksgiving!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

I'm still here

My blog.

Oh, how I love this little nook.

It's been ages.

I can't promise I will have more posts up right now.

However, I would like to know if anyone still visits.

If, you do please comment.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Just sayin....


How is your Monday going?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Stress and Strife need faith and prayer

At 4:30 this morning when I woke up I started thinking about writing on here and how my post would go.

Within these couple of years I have found that life in no picnic. I have always known that but when little bits of real life problems start arising in your own life it makes it all the more real.

Getting ready to head to the hospital this morning was okay but I was uneasy I was annoyed with the little things my eye liner getting on my face when I sneezed or the way heat was getting to my stomach.

I went down stairs after getting ready smelling the eggs my mom made me on the table. My dad was washing the dishes his Bible on the table looking like every other morning I can remember but today at this ridiculous hour in the morning was not a normal morning.

This particular morning was the morning my dad was having surgery.

Some people may think we are nuts but we are a close knit family and we want to support our daddy in every way. And if that means getting up at 4:30 to go to the hospital with him thats what we are going to do.

But as I was stressing and fretting in my heart over dad's surgery I knew that God was handling it. He always does. He also reminded me that it could be worse. We have Jeremy with us and we have found a spot in the hospital that is made just for kids but it's also on the center of kids with cancer. And it's been heartbreaking seeing parents coming in this corner asking for cards for food, or fuel and naming their child's illness. My heart is breaking in heart. daddy has cancer and yes it truly makes my life shutter with fear but he is having surgery on it and it's looking real good.

And these families...who knows what hope they have?

I hope beyond hope they have the Lord.

I am so thankful we do.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Following The Leader.

Playing with Jeremy always proves to be a joyous time. I never get sick of his belly laugh or the way he puts his chubby hands on my cheeks or his chubby little arms around my neck.

His dark chocolate eyes looks straight into my heart as he babbles away in my ear.

We have a fun time together and the days I am not tutoring you will find me giving all my attention to Jeremy.

Lately we have been Disney Sing a longs or like Jeremy says "Thing alongs." He loves all the cute Disney music but lately he has been intrigued with Peter Pans "Following the Leader."

I have had that song stuck in my head for days. We follow each other on the trampoline marching to the song as we sing.

This morning I was convinced the birds were singing the song outside my window. :)

As silly as the song is though it has some truth in it.

When I'm with Jeremy I am the leader and he follows what I do.

It's a big responsibility.

I hope I am a good leader for this brother of mine! ;)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Long time no see!

Oh, it has been forever dear friends!!

If you don't follow me on Facebook you may have just thought I drop off the face of this earth! It has been a busy few months for me and these summer months are already making my head spin from the activities crowding my calendar.

School has officially ended for the year. Last week was our four of July firework of activities! Cleaning classrooms, to end of the year field trips, to end of the field days. Of course I dressed all snazzy for the senior banquet and then sneak in late for the high school graduation.

The week before our flurry of end of the year dates marked my seconded kindergarten graduation planned and presented by me! Of course I have to say it was one I never will never forget one of my students had complete stage fright and stood on stage saying nothing the whole time!

Monday started my summer and how did I start you may ask? By tutoring. :) Yes this year me and a great friend of mine will be tutoring a few days a week. It's fun keeps my mind working and fresh in the school realm of things.

Last Friday we were dismissed early after end of the year awards so I went home and pleasurable picnic with my dear almost three year old brother. It was so relaxing and fun. I could of stayed on that blanket munching on chips with him all day if I could.

Of course summer wouldn't be summer without me getting a delightful summer cold I sound like Kerrmit the Frog with bronchitis. My pore throat!

In the last few days I have been thinking of dear saints that I have known forever that are going through hard times I just wanted to bring that up so maybe you could remember these people in prayer.

Also, I am going to reveal something on my blog today that many of you faithful bloggers have been praying for without knowing what my unspoken request is. Today I am going to tell you.

About a year ago my dad had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He will be getting surgery soon. I will update you more when new information comes but please keep him and our family in your prayers.

Well, it's about time I close this post and get some work done. Please keep looking on here for new posts I am truly going to try to keep up to date on here this summer.

Love you all,

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

It's a GIRL!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Waiting find out what Carole is having.....

What do you think girl or boy?

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Days like today remind me of my childhood. Going to the park... my sister and I would look at each other and grin we then put our cute little sneakers firmly on the sand as I counted....


As I counted the last number my heart would start beating hard as my feet started to move and my arms started to swing as Carole and I raced to the seesaw.

We both jumped on either side as our blond hair blew in the air we had no care or worries we were just two sisters on the seesaw.

Of course the seesaw seems different now because this seesaw doesn't make my hair blow in the wind it just makes my head spin. ;)

This seesaw is called the seesaw of life.

Have you been on it?

My constant thought today was I really need an ice coffee.


However, even though my day was rocky there was moments where I could smile.

Like going on break and finding my sweet sister Carole online so I could share my heart with her. Some fun games of words with friends and most of all the sweet reminder that God is with me.

I love it when your day is giving you a stomach ache and a verse is a laid on your heart.

I'm so thankful that God can put his mighty hand on the seesaw and make it stop.

As usual I just needed to write and now I am feeling better.

Monday, April 23, 2012


I just got back from my spring break. And let me tell ya it was so refreshing. I think I needed a break, and to be honest I didn't want it to end. I was having such a great time with my Mimi. However, it was wonderful to see my "little" people again they are good for my heart. :)

It is always nice though to have a few days off to recap, refresh and get re started for the rest of the school year.

I think we all need that once in a while.

Tell me what have you been doing this spring?

Thursday, April 19, 2012


I did it!! I started a facebook page for this blog I hope this will work the way I want it to kind of a way to get me back in the bloggy world. So if you have a facebook "like" my page I will update the page and inform you when I have stopped by here! Thank you all for being so faithful to my bloggy!! ;)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

5 years ago...

...tonight....I sat at the old family computer and I started this.
My posts are so few and far between these days but I can't help but post. I was talking to my mom tonight about it. She was teasing me at how little I post. I laughed and said but I can't close it.

I just can't. Writing has always been my "get a way" I love to write and I truly love to blog.

I look around at the fellow bloggers that were blogging when I started and most of them have stopped blogging and instead have a facebook page they have their faithful blog readers follow.

I just wonder how many of you would follow it if I did that? I would still keep this blog going and give you the heads up on that page when I write something over here, Just something I have been mulling over for a  while and thought I would ask my faithful bloggy readers on my fifth blogging anniversary. :)

Even though I am not having a big fancy giveaway this year I wanted to direct you to one dear friend of mine who is having a big fancy give away and I know she would love if you entered so go on over to Morgan's site and say "hi"

I just wanted to thank all my faithful readers for always checking on Pieces Of My Heart!! :)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter

Thursday, April 5, 2012


The Lord is great. He is so patient with me even when I act as horrible as a two year old throwing a tantrum sometimes, not outwardly but inwardly. As I pray or just sit and sulk I use the word "me" or "I" to often as I let the hot tears stream down my face.

I start feeling like I am not getting my way so something is not right. I then get slap with reality. Maybe it's something I hear on the radio, or read in an article or just looking at some of the families I  know who are struggling. And then it dawns on me I am not being fair. I am being very unfair. I have so much the Lord has given me so much and yet I complain.

The Lord has blessed me beyond measure and I stomp my feet like a spoiled toddler.

I was thinking about that this morning as I looked at my sweet students in front of me I don't allow them to complain to me if they didn't get the flavor jelly bean they wanted however I complain to the Lord when something doesn't go my way.

I know it's good to examine yourself make sure you are doing all you can to do to be the best Christian you can be and so many times I have failed.

Even at that. The Lord once again says here you go.

...and in His hands is a heaping full of Grace...


What a word. What a meaning.


Makes my heart flutter.

How about you is the Lord handing you some grace today? Grab the grace and loose the pouty lip! :)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Guess what??

I'm going be an aunt again!!!!!!

My dear sister Carole is having a baby!!!!

Yup....I'm thrilled.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Do you still blog?

It was a simple question. A yes or no question. However, I still hesitated for a heart beat of a moment before I said "Yes, of course I still blog. Why?" My mom smiled and said "Only wondering." She probably inwardly was thinking how when the blog was new that's all she heard about she would sit next to me and help me edit my post before I hit published she would listen as I read comments and read other blogs.

It amazes me how fast time flies that seems so recent ago but indeed it was years ago.

My fingers still enjoy coming back to this corner. Hearing the familiar tip tap of the keys as I unlock that part of my heart were many beautiful words flow like a butterfly who just woke up in a cocoon. My wings start to flutter as that same old smile appears on my face.

Do you still blog?

Even though the question was ask days ago it still goes through my mind. "Not often" was my next words. "When I can..." Years ago it was daily even twice a day three times a day. Now If I have written 8 posts in a month I'm thrilled.

Well, I won't make a list of promises I can't keep but I will say this I am going to try to make an effort of posting more. :)

So when the question arises "Do you still blog?" I can say "YES!!"

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, February 26, 2012


We had a very good time last night.
Me and my nephew Devyn

My dad and Liam

Carole and Patrick

Me and Carole

Mom and Dad

Jeremy and Ryan

Saturday, February 25, 2012

And the week is over...

I love that feeling when the last class is taught and the last child is in their parents car riding down the road and the realization that vacation is upon you.
I love being in front of that blackboard I love teaching to my hearts content but I also love having a break.

My winter break flew by so fast.

I spent my week at my Mimi's house. It was so nice doing that. I haven't spent a whole week down here since the summer time. I enjoyed each day fully.

A couple of my friends came down one day and we journeyed to the city. We always have fun adventures.

Wednesday I went to prayer meeting with my sister and brother in law at their home church which was also my home church before we moved years ago.

My cousins came earlier on Wednesday and we had a fun time together. Of course for most of my week I spent with my Mimi we always have fun laughing, enjoyable quiet times and just knowing that each other is in the same house makes our heart smile.

I got to play with my nephew Liam he is a love bug and half. His brothers were having a fun time at my house while I was down here. We were all enjoying our break.

Of course, any trip I ever take I miss my Jeremy. He is my love and my joy. I can't wait to have his chubby arms wrapped around my neck in a hug later this afternoon.

I have also been enjoying a good book this week ohhh, it has been ages since I have been able to sit down with a book it's been VERY nice.

Tonight we are celebrating my parents 25th wedding anniversary. Their wedding date is in June but with Carole's wedding a few days after their anniversary the party had to wait.  And then my dad ended up in the hospital. So now in February we are having their anniversary party. It's going to be a fun night.

Pictures to come soon!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Enjoying my winter break!

I 'm really enjoying my vacation. I love my classroom and students in it. However, it's great to have a break.I can't believe though that it's already Wednesday.

The weather has been wonderful it feels like April vacation instead of winter break.

How has your week been going?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

We are blessed

It started out like any other language lesson in the first grade. Prefix,suffix, alphabetizing, compound words and special sounds.

When the class turned I can't really tell you how or why but when it did it would be in the record of the most unique language lesson I have ever had.

The little girl first ask me how she could know how she was saved.

We then went through the whole plan of salvation and I asked if when she prayed this prayer last year if she meant it she nodded her sweet head.

We then went through the promises God has given us of when we mean it and believe it when we get saved that no one can ever take that away from us.

Then other children started to pipe in until I had a bunch of small people wanting to know about the Lord and how He died and why he died and how he rose again,

I went home yesterday with the knowledge that I am so blessed to be saved and so blessed to be bale to teach these little ones the truth.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


I woke up.

I got dressed, ate breakfast and carried my Valentines gift down stairs for Jeremy. Covered in pink wrapping paper and smothered with mickey mouse stickers I placed it on the kitchen table with the card on top.

I grabbed the camera out of my purse and placed it next to the gift and I smiled.

I knew Jeremy would love his gift. He loves his little people so I got him a mini little people zoo. I called my mom on my break and I guess he has been playing with the zoo all day long.

So back to my morning I went to school and one of my former students gave me a flower, someone else gave me candy and then I went upstairs and there was a bag on my desk.

A Disney Tangled bag to be exact.  I opened up and there was a box of chocolates and a card from my sweet sister Carole. :):)

So,  so far my single awareness day is going nice. :)

Friday, February 10, 2012

and now she is a blonde....

I still look pretty yucky I had a horriable flu....but how do you like the hair???

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February is here..

"Valentines is a made up holiday." "I know mom but still..." "God's timing Ginger not yours." "I know mom but still.." "Ginger, God's timing."
I am so thankful my mom doesn't care I am an adult and still tells it like it is to me. If I didn't have that I would probably be moping all the time!:)

February puts me in a sour mood every year it does and it cracks me up because I am not one to mope over being single or cry over wanting my prince. Once in a while I will have my moments but for the most part I am fine being single.

Then Valentines comes around and I am surrounded by people who are madly in love and can't wait to give out their chocolates and jewelry and I feel that familiar twinge in my heart.

"When Lord? When will it be my turn?"

I then get a kind reminder from a dear friend in a form of an email.

What can I say. My heart melted and my eyes glistened.

Lord, I will wait for your timing.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

This Snow!

It cracks me up the first part of winter we had nothing. It was the oddest thing we had 50 degree weather I even caught myself not wearing a coat OUTSIDE in the middle of DECEMBER!

And then school gets back in session and what happens?

Yes the snow starts falling.

In a way it's a nice relief I enjoy my random snow days and those delightful two hour delays.

However, when the two hour delays start popping up I start to realize all the work we need to cram into a half day it's not always fun. But the kids don't seem to mind they are to excited we didn't have get on the bus early in the morning.

Jeremy always lets me know it's snowing outside by saying. "Gingy cooooold!" I love his little chubby face smiling as he pretends to shiver.

Well, in school right now we are learning how to combine coins together and count them. Both my kindergartners and first graders seem to have difficulty getting the concept of counting. When I was small I seemed to get the concept pretty easy but when it came to division forget it I was lost.

Thankfully we don't have to do much division in first grade! ;)

So, right now with school and home I am keeping pretty busy. Keep and eye on my next post I think you might enjoy it!:)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Well I'm doing great!

So it's January 20th and this is my second post of the year.

Oh brother.

Well, first off. A HUGE BIG THANK YOU to MACKENZIE!!! Love the new look on my corner of the web.

Secondly, the school year is going well. I am keeping myself busy thats for sure. Hearing my name called over and over could be an annoyance to some but for the most part it's a blessing to me. I love these little guys. They fill my life with smiles and laughter.

The one thing I find hard to do is prepare my first graders for second grade they have been with me since k4 so they have only ever had me for a teacher so they tend to rely on me for things that they could do themselves. Of course when they were in k4 it was very easy for me to help them with everything but now I found myself making them do more. And it's hard. But sooner then they think they are going to be in the big second grade and thats a leap and jump from first grade.

We are celebrating 100 days in school very soon. The kids are so excited and can't wait to have our party.

Jeremy is doing well growing so fast. He is saying more sentences then just words. He is just the apple of my eye.

I promise to update more often. I do love this blog! ;)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy New Year

2011 was quite the year for me a lot happen some good some not so good but all in all the Lord kept His hand wrapped around mine and that right there taught me many lessons that I so needed to learn.

So in 2011...

It started out pretty scary our family had some valleys to cross and the Lord needed to teach us who was in control.

By the end of February God was saying yes to our prayers and blessings started flooding our home.

March was the beginning of my realization that Carole was indeed getting married my sweet little sister was no longer going to be sharing a room with me and that right there was heart melting,tear flooding stuff.

Wedding showers were coming up plus my very first on my own kindergarten gradation lets just say I was overwhelmed.

April and May came and went so fast I didn't know what happened.

Then June appeared the kindergarten graduation went swell and two weeks later the wedding appeared and so did more tears.

Of course during all of this our bundle of Joy Jeremy was sprouting like a weed growing and learning so fast.

July was probably the scariest month of the year my daddy was rushed to the hospital and had emergency surgery. Oh, the lessons I learned from that month alone I could right a book about.

August was calmer Jeremy turning two, dad recovering and staying at home and me getting ready for school again.

September and October came and went.

November and December flew by.

And now on to the new year.

One thing I would like to do is become more of a blogger again. I miss it!

I am going to try to post more again and if you would please leave a comment telling me you will be faithful in reading, I know I will be more encouraged to blog more often. ;)

Here I go trying to get black into this wacky bloggy world!