Happy This Week

It’s been a rough week, I’m not going to lie. The mental part of this whole journey is  really tough. I’m sure the physical parts will be tough too, but I was anticipating that. But…I still found some happy this week!!!

My students and coworkers and friends and neighbors have overwhelmed us (in a good way) with love and support. Every day we’ve received a little something to make us smile or know we are loved or help us out in some way.

Olivia had four teeth removed today and she did very well. She’s a little out of it and her mouth is swollen, but other than that, she did great!

Starbucks coffee makes me smile almost every day. Thank goodness for gift cards to enable my vice.

My friends and their husbands joined Matt and I last weekend for Trapped Toledo. It’s basically where you’re locked in a room with a mystery to solve. We had dinner before hand and went out to the bar after. We didn’t get home until 2! It was a blast and just what Matt and I needed!

Stacia, a blogging friend, had a clay Elastamom made for me. I was so touched by this gift. We have it hanging on our calendar in the kitchen to remind us all that we are tough and will get through this.

My former student and friend, Leah, made us a beautiful collage of the kids’ pictures, our family picture and the words “All you need is love” on a canvas through Shutterfly and had it sent to us. We put it in the hall so we can see it every morning and remember that, love, is truly all we need.

My friend, Andrea, who is our 8th grade school counselor, talked to my students on Tuesday when I was out so they would know what was going on. I am so thankful to her for doing that for me because I don’t think I could have done it without bawling and I didn’t want them to see me upset.

I was inundated with cards, emails, etc., from my students when I came back on Wednesday. They are the best and help me take my mind off of things even if just for a few minutes.

One of my boys went home and told his mom, late after his orchestra concert, that they had to make me cupcakes. (His mom owns a local bakery company and makes the most amazing cupcakes…”Cake Me Away” in Perrysburg, OH) He brought me a hug and a dozen pink cupcakes the very next day.

One of my girls made me balloons with magnets on the back that say “Be Happy”, “Be Positive”, “Be Strong”. Definitely need that reminder each day!

My coworkers and Matt’s coworkers gave us a ton of gift cards to help us through this journey. We are so thankful for their love and support.

Matthew was selected as “Bobcat Best” this week at his school. He gets to have breakfast with the principal. He was so excited and it couldn’t have come at a better time!

Matt bought me a “Stefon” mug (our favorite SNL character) from the NBC store to cheer me up. It worked.

I’d say there was still a lot of happy this week, wouldn’t you? What made you happy this week?


5 responses to “Happy This Week

  1. Oh girl, that happy is going to just keep coming! Happy people attract happy people. It’s your turn to just let you and your family be enveloped by happiness. Bee Strong! Bee Courageous! You’ve got this!

  2. I’m so glad you found happiness this week. I’ve thought about you often the past couple days. Continue to stay strong- you have a great support system with your family, friends, school and community!

  3. This blog just made me happy.

  4. I hope you ate every single pink cupcake. Superhero fuel! ❤

  5. Your whole family is Bobcat Best! Thanks for being such a positive part of our school community over the years and I hope that we can shine some of that light back on you now.

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