a mixture of emotions. First, the death of a father and husband, leaving holes in the lives of the family that cannot be filled. Then to go with 1 to the doctor and find out that the treatment isn’t working and a more aggressive, life long approach must be taken. Then to have to share that news with a sick, out of town, stressed out mom. Wasn’t feeling so great in the afternoon.
But then, I opened the mail and there was a card addressed to me from a guy in our class. To me! It was a simple message but one I so dearly needed. Someone was thinking about me and thanking me for the work I do in our class. Me. Wow. I cannot express how much that simple little note meant to me. In so many ways. Most of all, it affirmed that I’m on the right track. What a lift.
And that got me thinking about 1 and how she is handling this. What an amazing child her mother has raised! Strength in the face of overwhelming adversity. What a blessing she is.
I talked again to that tired, sick, stressed out mom. Who was in a completely different frame of mind after meeting with our other amazing child for dinner in Austin. It made me realize how children can bring peace and joy.
Late last night, my former boss was weighing heavy on my mind. So I called him and we talked for a while. I asked him to come and speak to our class this Sunday, to let people see how faith and grit can persevere over a severe disability like MS.
Easter is going to be awesome!