Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sleepless nights and teaching school

Did I share with all of you that I have bouts of insomnia??? Ugh, well I do and for the last week and a half, I was unable to sleep. Finally last night I was able to go to bed at..*gasp* 10:00!!! But today I have to admit I am dragging. I am currently teaching school and I still have one that is about half way through for the day. All I can think of is  "please get done, Mom needs a nap before she hits the delirium state"

I changed my blog name, you may have noticed. I love being "Queen of the Bling and Other Amazing Things" but just felt that the title didn't' really convey the different posts that I make. Sure I still do the bling art, but that is not all I do. I am a wife, a mom, a woman of God, friend, sister, cheer coach, prayer warrior, chauffeur at present, and the list goes on. I want my blog post to reflect my life, I want you to be inspired when you read, encouraged through your struggles, I want to touch your heart with every post. I want you to laugh with me, cry with me, and share in this amazing journey called life.

When I was thinking of all the things I do for my family and others, I realized that I wouldn't trade my life for anything right now. I love where I am at on this journey.  I get to spend everyday with my children, teaching them, not just out of the text book, but out  of life experience with love and compassion. I am tuned in to how they learn best and can set up my lesson plans accordingly. I love the fact that I am at home when my husband arrives home for the day, that I get to plan his meals, and take care of him. I think it is awesome that he was blessed by God to have this job that affords me to stay home. 

It is a God thing that I am able to be here with my son, Hank. He has had learning struggles through all of his school life. I have tried so many different things, and it just seemed like nothing was getting through to him. It seemed he could not remember from one day to the next what he had just done. Finally, I prayed. I asked God to just show me what to do....and you know what he did. I found out about a website that colleges use to assess the learning styles of students. We gave that inventory to Hank, and found out the he is DOMINANT, kinesthetic learner. Which means that he does not learn in the traditional paper pencil fashion. Instead he needs to associate big muscle group movement with the skill that is being taught. Turns out that all of us start out learning this way, but by the time we are in about 5th to 6th grade, we have diversified and learn in more traditonal ways. Only 5% of the population continue this style through out their lifetimes. Once I changed the way the material was presented....his learning took off like lightening! It is so cool to watch him now. Frustration for him and for me ended! He even told me and his dad that school was so much fun!

Then, just being here, especially with Savannah Grace....I am blessed to be able to be with her at every step of learning and discovery. I love it! It is exciting to watch her learn.

 Some-days, I have to admit I don't want the day to end, I don't want to miss out on a single thing that either of them experiences.....

Enjoying the journey, Regina


  1. I love that quote, "LIFE: It's not about the destination, but the journey." We all have to remember to enjoy our journey through life!

  2. you are right Malia....so many times I find myself getting caught up in the busyness of life, the to-do list, and all the other things that scream for my attention. This quote is a good reminder to slow down and enjoy this moment as it will never come again

  3. It is so hard to just enjoy the moment....

    1. Sometimes we all feel that way Natasha...we get overcome with everything else going on around us and before you know it, time has passed and we cant get it back. We have to make ourselves remember this. I know that sometimes in the heat of the moment I hear myself getting frustrated over the smallest things, I then ask myself if this will matter in ten or twenty years....if the answer is no, I let it go.....