Thursday, March 27, 2014

I've never thought I'd have to resort to fertility treatments. I already have a fourteen-year-old boy and fourteen tears ago I didn't have difficulty conceiving. Today, almost one and a half years after my second wedding, I'm yet to conceive my second baby and I have now resorted to fertility treatments. Two days ago I had an ultrasound after taking clomephene for five days. The follicles in my right ovary were small but thank God for a dominant follicle in my left ovary. My doctor injected me with pregnyl to release the egg and said we should try conceiving within the next four days.

I started spotting yesterday morning... it was very light bleeding which caused me to go back to the doctor  today. I was given another prescription for progesterone and the doctor said I should already start with my Duphaston today.

I have a good feeling about this cycle but still, all this waiting is causing me a lot of anxiety. I'm not getting any younger  and my son needs a sister. I feel pressured, helpless because I don't have control over this. Only God has. Please keep me in your prayers.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

no time to think of a title for this post

Another batch of students has graduated.  

I'm filled with nostalgia because the high school graduates were my kids for four years before they went to high school and the grade school graduates have also been my kids for four years.

Many of them wrote me letters and gave me a copy of their graduation photo. Their letters were sweet and touching, just like this one below.

This girl has been close to me since she was four years old.

with my budding writers

with fellow teachers and our principal

How can a teacher let go of children she has treated like her own for many years?

I guess I can say they will always be a part of  me and I, them....and that's the beauty of being a teacher.  Your influence knows no boundaries, no limits, no time.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Papers, Papers, Papers

I have been gone for a week or so....

I have been quite busy with the school year nearing its end.

I have been busy with theme papers, workbooks and examination papers not to mention editing articles for the our grade school magazine and checking the graduation speeches which means restructuring sentences, reconstructing paragraphs, expounding ideas, finding more suitable words, etc. etc.

The school year will be over on Monday when the grade 6 students finally graduate.  I'll have two more weeks of school after that, to finish everything I need to finish for the year.  Hopefully, after that, I'll be able to post more regularly and also be able to read my favorite blogs.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

For the love of stage

Many of you know about my frustration to be a theater performer.  In one of my posts, I talked about how God has been good to me in allowing me to still do the things I wanted to do even though I was in another kind of profession.  God is indeed great every day, all the time! Last year, the president of our university chorale invited me to join them in their three-day concert.  Of course, I didn't think twice about it.  I would never pass such an opportunity to be in front of an audience.  So, I practised with the chorale for like two months.  After my classes and some paperworks, I'd join them in the rehearsal room to practise till 8pm every day. I even sacrificed my weekends all for the love of the stage and thanks to my loving and very supportive husband, I'm able to do the things that God gave me a chance to do.

Our three-day concert started on the 4th of March and ended today.  All in all, we had five shows which I thoroughly enjoyed doing.  Nothing beats the stage lights, their colors, their brightness their heat.  Love, love, love the stage!

I was the only teacher who performed.  All the rest were college students but it didn't matter.  All that mattered was that I could perform.  The past three days were truly wonderful!