I'm in Nebraska, visiting my folks for the holidays. My Dad is not doing well -- but is doing better than many expected. It is hard to see him struggle for each breath -- but he still makes me smile. My Mom gets frustrated, but still loves him.
And I am cold!!!! It is 40 degrees outside -- and I am sitting down at the schoolyard stealing their internet signal.
There is so much that is wrong in the world, in my country, in my neighborhood, in my family, and in my home. But there is so much we all have to be thankful for. A good time to pause and give thanks to
...my parents. For showing me grace in the face of adversity.
...my daughter, Erynn. For showing me that even though I mess somethings up, she isn't one of them.
...my students. For showing me daily that what I do has impact and effect on them.
....my Rogue friends. kien, Marcel, SSM, Mustang, Kowboi. You pick me up when I'm feeling down.
...my Roguish chica's. Cindy, Nic, Rachel, Katie, Kamotion. Ladies....you rock. Must have an outing when I return.
...my blog buddies. Kamotion (who actually fits in the two catagories above), Kfarmer, Lime, and SGL. thanks for all the great and encouraging responses.
It is frickin' cold and my fingers are freezing. Gonna go back to Mom's and eat. I'll be back in CA by Saturday.
Love ya'll lots...