Ragamuffin Gal

".. from my ragged heart to yours"

August 14, 2011

A woman of resolve ~


To make a firm decision
To decide, to remove or dispel doubts,
To bring about a usually successful conclusion

I have decided to share some images with you
of women whom I believe show an expression
of resolve

Resolve is a big deal for me these days ~
I have had to face a life altering situation.
I had two ways that I could deal with this
and I chose RESOLVE

It doesn't mean, I didn't shed tears, nor have thoughts 
of reckless abandon, but resolve won and I am convinced
that it will lead to a successful outcome.
Please pray for me as I go through 
the future unknowing for the first
time in eleven years.

I am so thankful for the Brave Girls Club

and this letter that I printed out
to help me deal with the
big change.


I am grateful for the support I have
in my loving encouraging family 
and friends.  Always a source
of unconditional love for
me.  Blessings to you
my friends.

For those who want to know more about why I have MIA for the past few weeks, I have been getting ready for a new school year.  Be sure to visit my classroom blog here.  I have also been dealing with a big change at our beloved community school.  It is being proposed to become a magnet school and with that being said, our teaching staff of around 40 will be dispersed through out the 4 other district elementary schools.  I have grown so close to the other teachers and this new decision has broken my heart in two but I AM RESOLVED to make the best of it! I would so appreciate your prayers. <><
(the photos are from my own private collection and you are free to use them as you wish)


summersundays-jw said...

Things just never can stay the same. So sorry you're having to deal with this but I'm certain you'll get it worked out....you always do. You're in my prayers. Jan

Dorthe said...

Katie,dear- that is a sad sitiation, and I so understand you being in a very difficult situation-
But you are very strong ,I see- and have chosen the only right way-to resolve- and stay strong.
I wish you all the best in this "new year".
Thankyou for your lovely women of resolve.

Joanna said...

After everything you have been through in the past, I would have been surprised if you had not decided to take the path of resolve. You have an inner strength which is bolstered with the love and support of your family and friends, and I know you will make the most of this new situation.

Keeping you in my thoughts in this uncertain time.

ps great images!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Change can be hard. I pray that because of this change your life will be blessed. I love the images you chose. Women with confidence is what I saw. Hang in there.


Tina @ TinyBear said...

Sending lots of prayers and thougts your way Katie - I´m sure you have choosen the right decision even though it´s hard. Feeling with you and hope everything will work out fine.
xo Tina

~*~Patty S said...

oh my dear Katie ~ change can be so very challenging...
your resolve and continued bright outlook will surely take you in the direction you need to go

sending very best wishes always along with

thank you for sharing your heart and those beautiful images too dear one

Suz said...

Oh, my dear Katie,
You will be in my prayers. A school is like a family, isn't it? It is so hard when there are changes to things that we take for granted in our every day life. I will pray that you will be able to go forth with resolve but, you know, Katie, I have faith that you will do fine with this. You have such a big, tender heart and I know you will grieve but I bet you will also go on to find new people that you love.
Big hugs, sweetie,

Jeanie said...

Dear Katie, even before I read through your post, I saw those images and thought "I need to see these women of resolve today."

I'm so sorry for the changes you are experiencing. I, too, am going through work change as 10 of my colleagues (including my right arm) were laid off yesterday. We will be learning a whole new way of working with new people, new rules, new bosses, new everything. It is frightening, sad, exciting... So, I can know with certainty how you will miss these dear friends from so many years of sharing your work space. Hugs to you.

Patti said...

Katie- I am so sorry you have to go through this- change can be so hard, but you will get through this to the other side. Your attitude is the perfect way to get you through... and you are in my prayers for all of this. Hugs~~~

Margaret said...

Katie I wish you all the very best getting through this period of change. I hope you can take strength from choosing resolve, a great word. Mx

Mrs. E said...

I will pray for you. Katie, you will be a blessing wherever you are--and you may just end up in a place that really needs you. I love that letter. Thank you for sharing it. I like the woman of resolve. I'll be thinking of that in the weeks to come. Happy New School Year. And know my good thoughts go with you!

Lettie said...

Katie, this is a beautiful post. Resolve.....you have really made me examine my own determination. You have inspired me to find my own kind of "resolution" to make my life, each day, the best it can be no matter the circumstances or challenges. lettie

Linda said...

Praying for you..... I know how hard this must be.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Dear Katie,
sending lots of prayers your way and hoping all will work out fine.
Hugs and love,