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First Day of School

Yes, we do start early. We also get out before Memorial Day, and we get a week off in October. This would have been Will's senior year, so I have been weepy this week.

However, the morning was more exciting than I wanted it to be. A and I got caught in a hailstorm Sunday, and I had turned on the lights in my car. However, I did not turn the off again. This morning, I had to take A to a new school, since he has to take French off-campus. They did not tell us when he had to be there, of course, so I had to guess. As we rushed to the car, my remote would not work. Hmm. The car's battery was completely dead. B works very close by, so he had to take A and I to school. I had intended to get out with A, since not only did they not tell us the time, they did not tell us the room number in which this alleged class was taking place. But he waved me away with an "I'll figure it out," and our first day of school experience was over. Of course, tonight I had the Fill Out a Form For Every Class activity.

The lady in charge of our care ministry asked me if I would speak at church in 2 weeks. August 21, we are having a Care Ministry Sunday. They want me to give a short (2 minute) testimony about how Care Ministry has helped me recover from W's death. That should be interesting.


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Aug. 9th, 2005 03:08 am (UTC)
wow. i hope you post more about your talk. sounds really difficult!!
Aug. 9th, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I am sure that I will. I need to figure out what my thoughts are going to be.
Aug. 9th, 2005 03:18 am (UTC)
Oh, Lord. I go back in a week and the kids arte back August 25. The only thing that is keepin me sane is thinking about going to the beach Labor Day! :D
Aug. 9th, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC)
ahhh..beach...I miss it again already.
Aug. 9th, 2005 01:11 pm (UTC)
HAS it helped you? Or are you going to have to lie?

I must admit that, although I am always up to my ears in church work, most of my grief experiences with the "people of faith" were pretty much useless, ineffective, and often insulting.

They would say things like, "It was God's will." (that's crap)

or "You'll see her again someday."

Big f**king deal! What am I supposed to do with that? Sit on my hands and hold my breath for another 20 or thirty years 'til I can see her again? I needed help and support for NOW, not someday.
Aug. 9th, 2005 04:41 pm (UTC)
Re: So...
Actually, the coolest thing about the people at my church is that most of the people did not say stupid things. They were just there for us. When we were planning the funeral, the minister asked me about my oopinion about God's will. Of course I said that it was not God's will to strike him down. He said that is what he believed and that Methodists believed, and that is what he said in his remarks at the funeral.
Aug. 10th, 2005 12:42 am (UTC)
i think we here in AISD started as early as 8/9 once, but thankfully we arent starting for at least another week. My no. 2 son was born in late august, so he was actually four when kindergarten started
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