Saturday, March 28, 2009

Miracles do happen....

This is a draft of a post that I originally wrote like two months ago.......

Last Sunday, at church, a young missionary stood up to talk. He was about 20 years old and from Maryland. This always makes me think of my oldest nephew. When hen was born, my sister was not ready to be a mother, and placed him for adoption. That was almost 22 years ago. So lately, I have been hoping that he would seek out his birth mother. I have hoped to one day see him. Yet, this is not an easy subject for me to bring up for my sister. I would think that both of them would be curious... I know that my sister has struggled with the loss of placing him for adoption, so I really do not want to open old wounds and bring up the idea of finding him.... but I keep praying for him and for my sister.

Prayers do come true, because this week, my sister and Noah were able to contact each other and "reunite." I hope that in writing this both will know Heavenly Father's love for both of them..... oh, I am on cloud nine......


Create your own FACEinHOLE

Highlights of student teaching

I can not believe that am almost done with my student teaching! I have loved it sooo much! I have two more weeks left in my second grade classroom. Hightlights have been - my friendship unit in the kindergarten. How darling! Part of it was learning to like yourself - so I had them paint self portraits. The cummalative activity was to have all of their pictures in our classroom friend "ship". So cute!

The best part of kindergarten was the surprise party that the students planned - they jumped out and everything! I was also spoiled with little teacher gifts - pencils, stickers, erasers, and most important - pain reliever! I loved their sweet cards!

This week in second grade we studied plants. We planted seeds in little cups. Then we also made a paper sunflower. We compared the life cycle of a plant to that of a story: having a beginning, middle and end. They did such a good job!

All of this teaching makes me so anxious for my own classroom! I can't wait!!!
Miss Drasher

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Me & My Story

I sit tonight, pricking myself. No, I am not into self harm - I am just checking my blood sugar. I am remarkably low tonight. So, I eat just enough sugar to raise it. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at the age of 26. Then - it was like my world crashed - really. I felt like I would my life had literally ended. Maybe that was a bit dramatic - but really - I mean, I was never going to be normal again.

It really all started my first year of college. I skipped my period for an entire year. Really - not pregnant or anything - it just stopped. I was kind of afraid to tell my doctor - i mean everyone knows why a girl misses her period! Turns out my doctor told me I have polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos), and not to worry about it until I want to have children. Okay - I can handle that....

For years though, I asked - my doctor, nurse practitioner, etc, if there is anything more I should be concerned about with pcos. Always - the answer was that I may have a hard time getting pregnant. Until one weekend - I went kayaking and my legs went numb - and stayed that way for the rest of the day. Warning bells went off - and I went to the doctor on Monday. A simple blood test told me that I was diabetic. This was a surprise to me - I had no history of diabetes in my family - and I was in my twenties. Now, I know, I have been overweight my entire life - but I was also active. Even now the stereotype of type 2 diabetics come to mind - lazy couch potatos with little knowledge of basic healthcare. I exercised nearly everyday.

It turns out that pcos is a common precursor to diabetes. My sister was diagnosed with PCOS around the same time as my diagnosis of diabetes. Her doctor put her on diabetic medication ( the same one I was prescribed) immediatly. Immediatly? I waited 10 years!

So, yes I am frustated that I was not on medication for those years. Frustrated that I have to check my blood sugars and that I will never be normal again......

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Am I crazy ....?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Free! Pass it on!

Ok, this has been going around to most of you already, but I got this from Christy, and now I am passing it on to you. Hopefully I have 5 people who follow my blog. Hah!

The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice for you. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!

2. What I create will be just for you.

3. It’ll be done this year. {translation: you may be waiting a little while}

4. You have no clue what it’s going to be … it may be cards, a poem, a bookmark, something yummy or a complete surprise to you (and me!) … who knows? Not you, that’s for sure!

5. I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.

6. Most importantly, you must offer the same deal on your blog - the first 5 people to comment on your blog (or if you do not have a blog, Facebook, etc.) get something made by YOU!

So have fun with it and enjoy giving of yourself and your talents!

Totally random

Here are some pictures of the kids I live with. I have been having so much fun with them! Its great to play! The two year old kind of finds himself in trouble a lot... so, I provide the comic relief for mommy. The baby, well, I have not been able to take a good photo of her yet - she just moves too much!

So, I have to laugh! I love listening to five year olds talk. Mostly its about their love of legos or of their love of pokemon.... but lately their have been these love triangles in the kindergarten. Their conversation went like this.... boy 1 " I am going to send _____ flowers." Boy 2 "oh, I am going to send ____ flowers too!" Boy 1"You are going to send her dead flowers, I am going to send her flowers she will like!" Where do they come up with this, and where can I record this for posterity?

I have a new calling - ward camp director for the young women. I am so excited, and apprehensive at the same time. Like, am I a good example for them? Is girls camp the same in Utah as it is in Pennsylvania? I guess we will see!