Sunday, February 3, 2008

It's the February Blahs

Since I haven't written on the blog in awhile, I thought I better get going. Life has been quite eventful in the last several weeks. My children's choir was selected to sing at the Indiana Music Educators Association State Convention on January 19. The above picture show us relaxing just before the performance. It was a wonderful experience for the kids and for me....but quite stressful. The kids were terrific and gave a great concert. There were at least 350 in attendance, and that is great for this kind of event.
Since the convention, school has been difficult, but I'm hoping that things turn the corner. Right now, I pretty much dedicate my life to my when something doesn't go well at school I let it 'get to me.' I've taught for 27 years, and I still love it. And, every now and then there are difficulties to deal with. So... I've just gotten past one of those humps and I'm trying to focus on the rest of the semester with classes, wind ensemble tour to NYC and Washington, D.C. area. Something that has really been encouraging to me is the contact I'm receiving from so many former students on Facebook. It has been wonderful to get so many wonderful messages from them. I guess I've done OK by them.
One more attempt at adopting a 'waiting child' has passed. My name was not drawn "out of a hat' (so to speak) again. Sometimes my patience wears thin, but I've got to remember that I have put this in God's hands. That means that I can't go wrong, and God will bring Caroline to me in His time.


Kendra said...

Dr. Lessly...I think it is wonderful how accomplished the children's choir has become. I love hearing about what you are doing with them. We have been praying for you and Caroline as you wait to be united. I can't tell you how excited we are for you. I'm glad to have your blog to read now so that we can keep up on the progress. Have fun in NYC! Is this the first time Wind Ensemble has gone there? That will be an exciting trip!

Anonymous said...

Dr. Lessly,

I can't imagine how hard this adoption must be for you. But I know you are a strong woman...and even stronger because the Lord is with you always. Keep your chin up. I am praying for you and Caroline daily.

Love and Prayers,