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Last Weekend

It was so amazing and yet so exhausting. I worked at a respite program at our church Friday night, where I met an adorable boy with CP and his also adorable brother. The program is for parents of special needs kids so that they can have a night off alone. They deserve it!

Saturday, we went to a b'nai mitzvah. This was a combination bar and bat mitzvah for a friend of A's and the friend's twin sister. I had never gone to one before, and the ceremony was beautiful. Some day I may have to make an entire entry about it. The ceremony was 2 hours long, but I didn't get tired until the very end. The last thing they did was a blessing where the congregation said a blessing over a cup of wine that someone sipped, and then a blessing was said over a loaf of bread that someone took a piece of and ate. I thought, "So that's where Jesus got the idea for the Last Supper!" A luncheon followed, and then we went home to take a nap, because there was a party later that night. It was fun, but tiring.

The next morning I gave a two minute testimonial at 3 church services. It turned out well. I spoke about how our church had helped us during our recent grief. I only cried a little once, and that was in between the services.

By Sunday afternoon, I was dead tired.

Our 22 wedding anniversary was Saturday, but we were too busy bar mitzvah-ing to do much about it. But I did get two dozen beautiful roses at work Monday. And a card that made me cry:

"One rose for each of 22 wonderful years,
and one for each wonderful son."

I am getting more clients and I am busy lately. And I am feeling better than usual. Which is why I haven't been writing much.


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Aug. 25th, 2005 07:58 pm (UTC)
I'm so pleased to hear this news.
Aug. 26th, 2005 11:39 am (UTC)
Aug. 26th, 2005 01:25 am (UTC)
glad you're feeling better

and the ceremony sounds great...i am doing some informal jewish studies (prompted by meeting a few Jewish friends on LJ), but i've never visited a service

and yes, that is where Jesus "got the idea" for the Last Supper--from traditional Jewish blessing, probably passover blessings

in fact, just today i read something in "Christianity in jewish terms" that talks about the concept of Jewish blessings...which I want to write a post about, but I am a bit wiped out today
Aug. 26th, 2005 11:40 am (UTC)
I will be interested to hear the post when you write about it.
Aug. 26th, 2005 11:41 am (UTC)
Um...I mean read it. :)
Aug. 26th, 2005 11:37 am (UTC)
That was a beautiful message on the card. It would have made me cry too. *hug*
Aug. 26th, 2005 11:43 am (UTC)
I guess I have to expect every occasion to be bittersweet for quite some time. It is getting easier, though.
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