Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Days of Our Lives

I am still exhausted, and thankful the semester is drawing to a close. I have a final exam next Tuesday evening and another Saturday morning. This next week will be crazy with me trying to study for both exams, so it doesn’t look as if I’ll get a break anytime soon. Once I finish my exams, I need to begin making some scrapbook pages for Th and Ta’s teachers before they finish up their year of preschool.

For Th’s class, I decided to put together a class album since his teacher isn’t returning next year. Th has had this particular teacher twice, and she is absolutely wonderful! I thought it would be nice if we presented the teachers with a class gift at their picnic on the last day of school. Another mom is helping me to contact everyone, but it’s still a feat considering not everyone is willing to put the time and effort into it. That means I have to compensate for that by making their pages in addition to mine. I thought about not including them but that was just a fleeting thought. I must include them; the kids are part of the class!

Ta has also had the same teachers for the past 2 years, and they are returning, but he is moving on from the nursery to the preschool. They will now be caring for T.G. this next year. I really am happy with this preschool and could not imagine sending my children anywhere else. The entire staff is so loving and caring, and all have supported me with my school schedule on various occasions by allowing me to drop them off early or pick them up late.

Speaking of college, what about the whole VT situation? Th overheard TJ and I talking and yesterday asked if those who were killed went to Heaven. How does one answer that question? I was truthful when I answered him by saying I didn’t know. I told him only if they believed Christ was their Savior. Even though Th has been saved, he doesn’t think the gunman was because “he was so naughty.” I explained (again!) that even though he’s saved, Th still does naughty things, like hit his brother and take toys. He agreed, but his little mind still can’t grasp the fact that the gunman may have gone to Heaven. I don’t think many adults could grasp that fact, either, but it’s true. I don’t know, only God knows the gunman’s heart. I pray this tragedy has been a lesson for many to trust in Christ because our time on this earth is limited. I’m sure each of those people killed weren’t expecting to die that day when they awoke. Death comes without warning.

I have prepared a feast for our last day of class tonight. I made minestrone soup, pasta bake, cheesecake brownies, fruit salad, and garlic bread. It’s time to get everyone ready, the food in the car, and get going. Have a great evening!