I went last night to a meeting at my son's school for his senior trip. Thank God that the fundraising they have done for this exact moment over the past few years has paid off. His complete trip is paid for with a few dollars left over. All I have to worry about is his spending money. They will be gone for a week. Big difference from our measly senior trip to King's Dominion for the day. It was the first year they were opened, and at the time, this option for our senior trip was a big deal. Just another example of how times have changed.
My son got his cap and gown over the weekend. We tried it on, and ... you got it ... I had to hold back the tears! It is so unrealistic for me to imagine him graduating and attending college. He is still my little boy. Just as it is hard for me to really accept that my daughter is the mother of three boys, two of which are grown and on their own. Wow! This all makes me seem so old but I am not! In numbers maybe, but not in disposition and attitude. Sometimes I actually fool myself into thinking I can do things I should not be doing ... smile:)!
Wasn't today just beautiful? I am loving this weather, and it so inspires me to do things I have long overlooked. I cannot wait to start my flower beds. Working in the yard is great, but my husband really does most of the outside work. We are still trying to get our kitchen finished. I am about as frustrated as I can get with everything being so disorganized, but it will be well worth it when we are finished.
I learned a valuable lesson today. I had been working with an individual on a certain matter for the past few days. From the onset, they have proven to be rude, hateful, and just simply uncooperative. It was taking its toll on me. I was really struggling to do what was right and not to simply go off on them. I am so thankful God laid it on my heart to push through and do the right thing. Today I found out the reason for their disposition in life, and it is not an easy task they are enduring. Now, do not get me wrong as I do not believe we have any excuse to be cruel, unkind, or disrespectful to anyone. However, I do not know of one person ... including myself ... who has not been the one dishing out the negative behavior towards others at one time or another. Finding out what I did today opened up the door for me to witness to this individual, and then show them God's love. I only hope they take me up on my offers of assistance, and I ask we all hold this person up in prayer. God is so good!
Need prayer also for another person who I just found out has brain cancer. Such hard times ... we must join together in prayer!
Have a great evening!