Saturday - a new day just waiting to be wrapped up
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Today (as most weekend days are) is a day of resting and recharging my batteries. Now that I have had both Covid vaccines and Ed has had his first, I am returning to in-person church services. I went last Sunday and even with social distancing and masks, it was good to be back "home" with our greatly reduced church family. Four of my closest friends are now in nursing homes, not allowed visitors or visits out of the facilities, several members have died and many are still quarantining due to health issues. Regardless, it was wonderful to see the ten of us that were there. Side note, Ed never caught the Covid and after being quarantined with me, they tested him for antibodies and found he had about 87% protection from the virus. What a blessing that has been because he has been taking care of so many others and running them to appointments and even food shopping!
Tomorrow starts with Palm Sunday and the week is one of the most sacred weeks of the church year. It is really nice that after a year we can gather in our small group again. Much has changed but our strong ties and love for each other continue to be strong. It is part of the light at the end of the tunnel I am seeing.
I have been struggling at work and since the kids are back at the school, it has been tough on both the kids and the adults. Most years, I have had mostly nonverbal students whose challenges were internal and the acting out was expected but not mean or nasty. This year I have 4 verbal and 3 nonverbal kids. The four girls and one of the boys never stop bickering, being mean and mocking each other and refusing to listen to the adults. It's late me being the mother of a whole crowd of siblings that whine about someone looking at them, or whispering nasty words to each other only to deny that THEY did anything. Its always she did it or started it. The funny thing is that this has really got me looking forward to retirement and never looking back. Maybe that is how I should KNOW that it is time to walk away. Whatever, I am starting the countdown and think I might just survive the next two months. It is also rough on the kids and adults that due to Covid precautions, the are in my room from 7:30-3:30 without any escape from each other (the normal schedule lets them go out for PE, Art, Music, and such but since ALL of us must keep our masks on and none of my kids will or can do so, we are socially distanced from the other students - they can remove the masks in our room since they all live in the same facility so are like family).
I'm just sorry they didn't let us stay at the facility to finish the year.
Have a blessed day and grab hold of the glimmer of light, the hope and blessings of Spring and hopefully a return to something like normal.