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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.
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  • JUDITH316
    So happy you are able to attend Church,I so miss in service services...We are still in restrictions, no inside or outdoor services we have had so many cases,a lot of the varient kind with such high numbers in hospital!

    We have services via Zoom with allthe congregationsigning in ontheir own devices fromhome,we have Worship and Pastor brings the Message! We had such a beautifuland blessed Palm Sunday service,at end of service Pastor invited those whowanted tomshare words of testimony and encouragement!

    Good Friday Pastor will lead us in Communion and a Special service. Easter Sunday we will have our Resurrection Service with Worship and our Celebration Message!

    So thankful for technology that we can meet together via Zoom...

    I see my Family as outdoor visits in my yard and me inside visiting from safe distance...We also FaceTime!
    36 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/31/2021 2:03:12 AM
    Glad you are able to go to Church again! emoticon
    38 days ago
    You will know when it is the right time for you to retire. emoticon I know you will enjoy retirement!!!! emoticon Take care and God bless you!!! emoticon
    38 days ago
    I am glad that they are doing the best that they can
    38 days ago
    Glad you are finding ways to make peace with retirement, even if right now life is really irritating. Just a couple more months. You can do it!
    38 days ago
    39 days ago
    Wow! That is a different group for you! Glad you started your clock!
    39 days ago
  • READY201811
    Been thinking of you and ed a lot. Retirement Always seems to be the right timing and glad you are adjusting to the idea positively. Holy Week is special as we observe Palm Sunday all the way through Easter.
    39 days ago
    Retirement is a different way of life, but you will make discoveries and have adventures there was no for while teaching. I am positive you will enjoy the changes and the challenges.

    I am so sorry to read about the loss of your friends and the illness of others. This has been a most horrid year. It's a bright spot that Ed has developed antibodies and is able to give assistance to others.

    Enjoy Holy Week and take comfort in the love and strength of your church and the members. emoticon

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