I am wrapping up a two-day break from school (Yay!). Yesterday, I had the privilege of having lunch with PB and some of his Wednesday morning bible study group. This is a group of “seasoned” disciples who have always treated us like their own children and/or grandchildren from the start. We went to a Japanese restaurant called Fuji Mountain. For some of them, it was their first time eating at a Japanese restaurant and they had many preconceptions about what they were going to experience – like sitting on the floor or having to take off their shoes – but they were pleasantly surprised and happy to find that there were chairs involved! These mothers and fathers are so very excited and proud of PB although they are sad to see him leave. They understand…and I wish their understanding would rub off on others who are angry and mad about God moving us on to another chapter in our lives.
Today, PB and I spent some time packing up some of his things at EBC. We had to split up for a little bit while he attended a funeral, then we met up for a late lunch afterwards. We cherish the hour or two, here and there, that we manage to spend together just the two of us. Last week, we went grocery shopping without the whole Party and the lady behind the deli counter asked about the Cubs! It felt weird having only one cart and I guess it looked weird, too, for those who see us on a regular basis trying to blend in. While he attended the funeral this afternoon, I did a little shopping. I found new stockings and stocking holders for the fireplace. I’m so excited about the holidays that I’m trying to convince PB that we need to start decorating this weekend so that we have more time to enjoy them!
A few weeks ago, Cub 1 ran for a student council position. He had to get teacher recommendations and write a speech that he read on Malcolm’s morning television show. We worked on posters that he put up around the school during the week before the election. In the end, he won the office of vice-president of the intermediate grades (3rd-5th)! His main campaign promise included parties and popsicles after taking the county tests each quarter – just like a true politician – empty promises! We were very proud of him and had his victory dinner (shrimp and pasta) on Friday.
We are only two weeks away from one of my favorite holidays! Be sure that you find one thing to be thankful for everyday!
Peace and Blessings!