Tuesday, January 25, 2011

She's Gone

My friend died on Sunday.  The cancer moved so fast.  She only found out in November.

Her death brings out the human in me. I'm angry that she's gone. Tears come at awkward times. I want to know why.  Why her?  Why now? Her children need their mother.  Her husband needs his wife.  Her mother needs her daughter. She did everything right.  She ate clean and exercised.  She served the Lord diligently with her time and talents.  She was young and healthy. 

I believe there is a reason, though it is not mine to know.  I believe, no I KNOW, that she is in the arms of her Redeemer. She will not suffer anymore. And I will see her again.

I will pray for her family, especially the children.  Their sorrow is unimaginable.  I will hold my loved ones a little closer and a little tighter. Tomorrow is promised to no one.

Death has been swallowed up in victory!  I Cor 15:54

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

January is a Busy Month

January is our busiest month.  We started off the new year with the Historian's family Christmas.  We were supposed to leave the next day for our annual trip to Myrtle Beach, but the hotel's pool was closed for maintenance.  I am grateful that they contacted us.  We ended up going the next week. 

The Historian decided that we needed to join a co-op.  (I am not sure that co-op should be hyphenated, but whenever I see coop, I think chickens.)  He scrambled to get the paperwork in on time only to discover that the church where it meets is 25 minutes further away that he thought.  The word Chapel instead of church makes all the difference.  I wanted to just pull out and let the fees count as a donation.  I do not want to drive an hour for an early morning activity.  He wants to make it work.  We shall see.

I am only teaching one chemistry lab this semester.  The college isn't offering organic chemistry this semester because of lack of interest.  (Where is a shocked, open-mouthed smiley when I need it?)  Canceling organic left 6 open classroom hours for full time faculty, so I'm teaching less.  We'll miss the money.

We finally made it to Myrtle Beach the second week of January--just ahead of the great southern ice storm.  We didn't leave the hotel the entire time we were there.  An indoor heated pool provided hours of entertainment.  When we left there was ice in the palmettos.

The Crafter's CYT (Christian Youth Theater) practices started full force when we got back from out trip.  The final two weeks of rehearsals are grueling.  We are in the midst of them now.  The director always says to not judge CYT by the final two weeks.  CYT is worth it.  It is a wonderful ministry.  The play is next week.  If you are in the Raleigh area, click here for information.

Now my blog is officially updated.