The Global Pen is proud to introduce the much-anticipated arrival of…
PHOENIX KENT PAVICH
Born on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 8:18 a.m.
Thank you to all of my friends and colleagues who wished me well with a safe and easy labor…your prayers (and mine!) came true! I’ll go ahead and brag here…it was the fastest, smoothest delivery EVER! I’m not even kidding when I say, the doc wasn’t even in the room when Phoenix hit the atmosphere. The nurse had one glove on. Mommy’s makeup was intact. I’m certain it was all the prayers and good vibes being sent from my friends, fellow teachers, and loved ones that got us through it, so THANKS 🙂
I’ll be taking some time to enjoy our latest edition to the Pavich family, but with my new muse by my side, I’ll have plenty to blog about for all three courses, so keep in touch! And yes, my academic posts will be sprinkled with loosely related, baby adorableness, so get ready for lots of warm and fuzzy clipart to accompany my updates and inspirations in education! (Fine, you can knock off points in the ‘focus’ column of the rubric if you must…)
Speaking of pictures, I have a great story for you…(it’s a quick one, I promise!)…
Once Phoenix arrived, I couldn’t wait to have the hospital photographer come by to take his picture. And though people always tell me don’t get ‘suckered’ by hospital photography because it’s expensive, etc., etc., this is one Mommy Myth I’ll dismiss right now because it brought me not just one great gift (in the form of photos), but another surprise that brought tears to this teacher’s eyes…
When I opened the door to greet the photographer, I was overwhelmed by what I saw…the ADULT standing there was one of my former STUDENTS! All grown up with a real job and some REALLLLL talent 😉
Not only is Nicole doing amazing work at the hospital (she has the best job next to ours, I swear!), she also has her own photography business. And the best part about it all, she does both jobs alongside her husband, David, who is as equally sweet, kind, and gentle as Nicky is.
As educators, it is our aim to support our students’ talents both in and out of the classroom setting. But our work doesn’t end at graduation; perhaps one of the greatest gifts of teaching is the lifelong reward it grants us.
We get to watch our students dream about the great, big world when they are young, but sometimes, we even get to watch them conquer it in adulthood.
As I watched her photograph my son, interact with her husband (who she is actually teaching the art of photography to!), and keep conversation with me (it’s been a while!), I was bursting with joy to see that Nicky has before her just what I wish for all my students: the authentic happiness of doing what she loves for a living.
In my ongoing efforts to support her, I want to take a moment to promote the talents of Nikki Rhea Photography.
Here are a few more snapshots she took in honor of our new arrival and bundle of JOY! (Please note that the photos taken here were composed through Mom365, the hospital company Nicky works for…I don’t know how all that ‘photo cred’ stuff works, so I want to be sure I attribute credit properly somehow here!)
Jill Pavich, NBCT and baby Phoenix
PS…wondering about Willow? I think this smile says it all…