Seriously guys, I have the best friend in the entire world. Lisa is way too good to me and my family.
And when your best friend asks you to make her a shirt, you make her a shirt - or two.
We became close friends about six years ago, when she took me in while my husband was on a tour of duty in Iraq. She cooked me dinner often, took me on her family vacations, and kept me distracted.
I can’t imagine her and her family not in our lives. Our husbands have many of the same interests, and her girls not only love my girls, but put up with me, too. ;)
Lisa and I worked at the same school, so when I stopped working, she started making our family dinner once a week at her house. She comes home from work and cooks us a meal.
She requested a shirt that says blessed, but we are the ones truly blessed by having her and her family in our lives.
Don't Worry, Don't Stew
Teaching can be a difficult job. Trying to teach standards to a room full of kids that are all on different levels and have varying learning styles can be a bit of a struggle. Add in all the paperwork, and it can be just exhausting.
Well, Lisa’s classroom is filled with students in different grades that she is working with to develop strategies for their behaviors. Children enter and leave her classroom throughout the entire school year. Things are always changing and new challenges arise daily. Let’s just say her job is extremely challenging.
So when she asked for a shirt for work, I searched high and low for a quote that fit. I finally came across this Dr. Seuss quote that seemed fitting.
“If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along, and you’ll start happening, too.” - Dr. Seuss
Often times we all worry about the changes that are happening or we think might happen. Sometimes we need to worry less and realize we’ve got this. I’d say this is pretty fitting for all of us.
I hope you too enjoy these designs. Parenting and life can be hard, but when we take a step back we can quickly see how blessed we are truly are, no matter the struggles we face. Life can also be incredibly overwhelming, but sometimes we need to just breathe and take it a moment at a time. Often times we are surprised with our abilities to handle the situations when they arise, and we worried for nothing.
If anything, I hope you enjoy the little moments of life today. Don’t get overwhelmed by it all, and realize all that you have to be thankful for. And I hope you have a ‘Lisa’ in your life, too.