sun without rain. But He did promise strength for the day,
comfort for tears, and light for the way. ~ Unknown
We took our “first” day of school pictures in the pool this morning. It was actually our second day of school that was supposed to be our third day of school. It was nice to have the whole place to ourselves (one of the many benefits of homeschooling). Chickie (their grandma) and I sat on the sidelines while the kids had “PE” for an hour in the morning sunlight. It was good for me to get out of the house.
I had quite an emotional day. Hormones make grief a little harder to process. I found the “diamond ring” picture on my scanner when I went to make a copy. That was hard. I wrote the baby’s name on it and put it in the photo keepsake box that I have been using to collect all our stray photos from the move. I got a few phone calls from friends and family checking on me. Kev brought me home chocolate from Godiva and our friends from church made us dinner and brought it over. I only had a few breakdowns; managed to stay sane enough to get all my paperwork sorted and some school work done.
I wanted to thank so many of you for sharing your stories with me and offering your prayers on my family’s behalf. We are very thankful for your kindness. I really appreciate everyone’s comments. We’re on the road to recovery and hope to be in full swing with our school year soon. I’m blessed with two great kids to teach and the best job in the world. It will be wonderful to focus on the fun of learning and let the healing happen as we go.
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