Monday, October 1, 2007

Testing. Testing. 1-2-3

I've been busy with school lately. I had a test last Monday, some assignments due last Wednesday, and another test this morning. I just finished taking it, and I feel okay about it. I am giving a 30 minute presentation on Wednesday about integrating children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders (Autism, Asperger's, Rett's) in the physical education setting. I LOVE doing things like this because I have such a heart for children with special needs. I enjoy researching the various disabilities and finding the best methods (both physical and social) to incorporate these kids into the regular education classroom. I know a few children who have Autism and Asperger's, and I like talking with the parents to gain their perspective of the education their child is receiving, especially in the public school.

For those of you who attended Th's birthday party, I am going to try my best to write thank-you cards this week. Along with my college courses, I am leading a Bible study with friends and attending a Bible study at my church. I not only have homework assignments for my classes, but I have to read and respond to 2 Bible study books. I also have to begin planning a baby shower for my sister. I had hoped to have the invitations in the mail by the middle of this month, but I still need to find and order the invitations!

Speaking of my sister, please pray for her. She found out she is having a girl, but there is a problem with the umbilical cord. As I try my best to describe the problem, please keep in my mind I am an education major and not a pre-med student! I guess there are 3 tubes within the umbilical cord, and only 2 of the tubes are functioning in my sister. So far the baby seems to be healthy, but my sister has been having trouble with her kidney's and the doctor's can't figure out why. Her kidney's may be overloaded as they filter out both her and the baby's waste, but she doesn't have a definitive answer. She is going to see a specialist about the umbilical cord this afternoon, so please pray for answers and a healthy baby girl!

That's all for now. This week I also hope to finish the post on "my life". TJ begins grad school tomorrow so I'm not sure how much computer time I'll have in the evenings since he'll be taking classes now. Pray for us as we adjust to both of us going to school- it's definitely easier to do without having kids, but we appreciate our education more since having to work so hard! :)