I thought it might be nice for me to do a post about some things other than being a widow, because that hasn’t been the only thing going on in our lives. We’ve had several good things happen lately and lest anyone think that all I’m doing is dwelling on my husband’s passing (yes, there are days like that too) we also have been living, or trying to. I don’t have a lot of pictures to share but some things have been put aside just so I can enjoy my children and one of those is taking a lot of pictures, eventually I’ll take more but not right now.
- Both my son and middle daughter took their P.R.A.Y. classes, they began last November and ran for several weeks. My son’s was God and Me and he had to make a G.A.M.E box which stood for God And Me Exploring box. My middle DD’s class was God and Family and she had to make a pizza. They both completed their classes and have earned their respective awards – usually awarded at the church where they took the class – we are opting to have our Pastor give them their awards.
- One thing Don and I discussed before his passing was to become members of the church we’ve been attending for awhile. Both of us tired of church hopping. The church is very Bible based in it’s teaching, homeschooling isn’t an issue, they use both hymns and contemporary, among others. So on the 25th I became an official member of Trinity Missionary Church. Bittersweet as I had to do it alone but I know that is what Don would have wanted. Middle daughter will begin baptism classes soon and son is asking to as well.
- We have started the testing for son – since I’ve been working with him for almost 2 years and still is not grasping the reading thing and since finding out our original optometrist gave him the wrong lenses and made his eyes worse we are doing some testing and seeing another optometrist who is hoping with his new lenses and exercises will make his eyes stronger.
- The girls had their Let It Shine dance concert on the 25th (it was a busy day!). Again another bittersweet moment because, my husband believed in always being at the children’s activities, he didn’t get to see their new Company dance, which was beautiful. This was a fundraiser sort of concert to help get the girls who are going to Project Dance Detroit there.
We have a couple other good things coming up but I can’t post about those right now. I’m trying to focus on the blessings in our lives. We are surrounded by family, a great church, many friends and prayer warriors who are making this road a bit more bearable but by looking at our blessings it also helps me focus on what God is doing, even though I still wonder why Don needed to leave us too soon.
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