We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature--trees, flowers, grass--grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...We need silence to be able to touch souls. --Mother Teresa

Friday, May 22, 2009

Last Day

So it's the last day of school.....and....it is the last day my babies will be freshmen in high school....and it's the last day that my third grade babies will be with me. Always a sad day.

For me. For their moms and dads.

Especially the moms.

In our little-neck-of-the-woods we have a K-3 building and then they "graduate" to a 4/5 building and then its offtomiddleschool! EEK! Unfortunately, it goes about that fast. Third grade is the last year of single digit birthdays for them--the next birthday is double digits and as I always tell them--they be double digits forever unless they are mean enough to live to triple digits. Some of them are....just sayin'.

But for me--and we all know that it is all about me and if you don't, you need to get on that train now--the last day of school means that I can spend time in the rejuvenate relax relearn mode.

And READ. Some of you know that I am an avidavidavid reader. I love historical fiction. I love family sagas. I love Jeffrey Archer. I lovelovelove Lauraine Snelling. And I love to read. Right now my book stack x 2 has about 16 books in it.

And I am starting tonight.

Oh, and thanks to my friend Dawn for snapping this pic of me at book club last Monday night. And for the cherries with limeade. Isn't that sunset behind me the greatest?

Maybe I will sneak out to her house and sit and read in this spot. Just sayin'.


The 5 C's said...

I love to read as well and LOVE Lauraine Snelling,so if you could give me a some reading reommendations that would be GREAT! I just got down reading a pretty decent one by Tamara Alexander

The 5 C's said...

I meant done! I should proofread first. Sorry

Kerri said...

Thank you again for all of the great things you have done with Miss Syd. She truly loved being in your class. PS I was one of those teary eyed moms!

Your own soul is nourished when you are kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel. -Proverbs 11: 17