Monday, April 22, 2013

I Am the Real Deal

      Tim told me to get a job so I started substitute teaching. (it is better then working full time) Anyway, today I was teaching a 5th grade science class. I told the students if I didn't have to ask anyone to be quiet or to get back to work we would do something fun at the end of class. I had a student turn around and start talking before I even finished talking. I said,"Sorry class you just lost one minute of fun time." His little friend looked at me and said," You can't do that you are a sub." I said, "Sir I am a real teacher and I have a college degree and teaching certificate to prove it and you just cost your class another minute." There was not another word said. They got to work and didn't look up until I said, "Put the books away let's have some fun." Trust me by the time the next class came in they had heard about what happened. There was no questioning my position. They were ready to work and have fun. ( You don't mess with Mrs. Russell)
     This makes me think what have people heard about me? Do people know my position? I hope they have heard that I have true convictions and am a woman of my word. I hope they know I am a daughter of the King; no other degrees or certificates needed.
     Ask yourself this week, "What are people saying about me? Do people know my position?"

You are no longer a slave, but God's child;and since you are his child, God has also made you an heir.
Galatians 4:7


Monday, April 15, 2013

I Am Too Old To Be a Grandma.

      I have heard people say that  they are too young to be grandparents. Well I would like to state the opposite. I believe I may be too old, both physically and mentally, to be a Grandma. There is a reason why you have your babies when your young. You do it so you will have energy to keep up with the little blessings. Now that I am old, I can last about 30 minutes and I am done in. We were blessed April 2 with a new granddaughter. Hope Renee' Fuller entered this world weighing 9lbs11oz. We were all clamoring to hold this precious baby, but at the same time, give her big brother the needed attention he deserved as the first born.

Since Hollie had to have a C-section, she needed to stay a few extra days in the hospital, so I stuck around to lend a hand with Gage. When we brought mother and daughter home, I told the kids I would have no problem taking the night shift.(Super Grandma to the Rescue) Little Hope and I got to know each other very well in those quite moments of the night. During the day, big brother Gage and I played games, did puzzles and wrestled. What was I thinking? By the time Tim came to get me this Nana was tired. I was so tired I didn't even want to talk on the way home.(for me that is something).

I know if I had to do it over again, I would not change a thing. I would still be playing the games and rocking the baby. I didn't say I was the smartest grandmother in the world. Even though I am getting older, and I don't have the energy I once had, I still don't want to miss anything. I have heard older ladies say," I have already done my time let the younger women do it." I pray I never have that attitude. As long as these old bones get me from point A to point B; I am going to keep on keeping on!

I am truly blessed to have these little blessings in my life. Gage and Hope will have to realize they are blessed with a Nana that is young in her heart but old in her body.