Wednesday, November 07, 2007

TIme of change

I have been busy finishing up the quarter at school. It ends up being a busy time, but not a lot to write about. Grades are entered and I prepare for another group of kids. I try to find some time to reflect on if I made a difference - did I connect with any of my students this term? I hope that it is a few. I know their names and some of the things they are interested in. Time is such a commodity.

I have been reminded over and over the past few days about living for the moment. Last week, we heard that a friend of my husband's wife died of cancer. They had only been married a year and she was diagnosed with cancer before they got married. They kept putting off doing things until she "got better" - but she never did on this earth. My heart aches for her friends and family. She was young and hadn't even lived. But, she kept living until the end. She did mission work, she helped out a church, she did her job, etc. I didn't know her, but I admire her hope - hope in the unseen.

I have also been trying to include some exercise in my life. I truly can't afford to get new clothes and every part of my body seems to be moving south. We signed up for a family YMCA membership because the daughter wants to swim off season. This will definitely motivate me. If I am there for her to swim, I might as well suit up and get some exercise myself. My husband is actually willing to join me. There isn't anything on tv anyway, besides, the elliptical machines have tvs attached. I can do both!


I think that is all from here for now. Thanks for reading.

2 comments:

Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

Interesting that you talked about hope...
one of the nurses I work with taught me about hope...
in my job..not that it's a job.. but in my mission.. yea, I like that better...
she told me to never take away a patients hope... and I never thought about that... not that I would...but sometimes maybe some of the things I say might diminish their hope..
so now... I am careful to never take away a patients hope... and I let them hold onto that until God gives them something else... in place of whatever it is they need...and it is so amazing to watch the beautiful peace transcend and take over....

thanks for sharing your story...

blessings
Connie

Susanne said...

Are you guys on the quarter system? My kids attend a high school that is using the quarter system.