How relieved I am to have one semester down towards my master’s degree in teaching. As I worked through many hurdles quite unexpectedly in the summer, and then all the due dates throughout this semester, and another great personal trial in which I was suddenly thrown into….I just feel deeply grateful for the perseverance and determination God has given me this semester. Boy, am I grateful for a break! I am thankful for all the ways I have been able to walk the kids through this challenging season for our family and all the time I get to spend with them. They are my first calling and always on my mind. Thank-you Lord for getting me through this semester and thank-you for this break.