Wednesday, March 15, 2017

It Has Been A Long Time

It has been such a long time since I have had a second to sit down and write.   My days, weeks and months have been filled with care giving.   When I sit I seem to fall asleep or just not want to think about anything.    Today I find myself with a little section of time waiting on Tman to finish some school work and suddenly had all these thoughts running through my brain.  So if they are jumbled... I apologize in advance.

For any of you who may be wondering, Donald is doing so well.  He went for a follow-up with his cancer doctor yesterday.   He said things are looking good.   He has his next PET scan in May to see what might be lighting up.   His doctor says we will keep a close watch on him for the next two years.   The cancer that they found, if it decides to grow, will take off like a lightning bolt so we have to keep an eye on it.   However, we are all trusting God that it will not do anything.  

Our days have been busy taking care of Donald's parents who have been in very poor health.   Lots of driving back and forth, spending the night in hospital rooms and making plans for the future.   As Donald and his brothers all have jobs and my sister-in-law lives in South Carolina, I am trying to fill in the gaps as much as possible.   It has definitely taken a team to handle their situation.

Todd is finishing up his sophomore year of college.   He has worked three jobs at the same time.  Not because he has had too, but because God has opened those doors and he has seen those as opportunities to get contacts.   Watching him change to a mature man in front of our eyes has been amazing.   We attended an awards ceremony two weeks ago where he was named one of the top students at Hinds.   The faculty and staff chose those students based on grades, volunteer work and outside achievements.   Very proud of our guy.

Tman is in his sophomore year of high school.   Every afternoon he comes out and sits and talks to me about what he is learning.   He has an unquenchable desire to learn.    He reads and explores things that aren't even part of his curriculum.  Yesterday he told me he was fascinated by absolute zero and did all this research about it.  The day before it was Elon Musk and his design for pneumatic tubes for transportation.   Just listening to him makes me smarter.   I think back to 2nd grade and how his teacher told me if I didn't remove him from public school he was going to lose his love and desire for learning.   I am so thankful we listened to her and started homeschooling.   It hasn't always been the easiest road, but it has been so worth it.

One of the joys of my life right now is working with preschool worship at church on Sunday mornings.   I handle the crafts and my friend, Cathy, does the Bible story.  We are a good team.   I am so in love with those little kids.    Such sweethearts.  Is it any wonder Jesus said, "Let the little children come unto me?"   After dealing with adults and their craziness, I would rather be with the kids also, Jesus! 

Thanks for letting me ramble.   

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