It’s 3 days before Christmas and I don’t know why, but one of my regrets this year was failing to write and distribute the girls’ birthday newsletters to family and godparents. It’s become a tradition for us to do this each year, updating our family and friends of their milestones, funny quirks, achievements, favorite things, etc. I don’t know exactly why I have this small regret because I’m sure if I really thought hard enough, bigger things would surface, like more important things like relationship mistakes, and not just within the spousal relationship. I mean, with friends, family, kids, etc. I guess it’s because time is a thief and continues to show me its fastidious hold on everything I love. So I try to stretch those moments is such conscious ways. Nevertheless, our family just wanted to say Merry Christmas and if we don’t get to it, Happy New Year! Thank you always for being a part of our lives, no matter how minute the interactions. We are praying for peace for your lives, hope, and love. Taking into account so much of what has happened this year, and what continues to happen in our world, and personal lives, I’m hoping […]
2nd grade. She’s shy, but she’s very vocal on things that matter, like speaking for someone being bullied, or if it’s her being bullied, or if someone is inconsiderate with using their class computers, or if you’re eating peanuts and dangerously too close to her, or math equations… ??? 6th grade. Emma is loved by her teachers. They truly believe she has potential, and this year has proved itself as a continuation of last year, fixing and tweaking the problems. First half of the year is pretty much set, and Emma has earned a Student of the Month for November, and worked hard to earn the Gold Honor Roll for 1st marking period. She’s also become such a go-getter for extra activities like her orchestra and chorus. She’s trying out for solos and opportunities she can share her talents. She’s so unlike me when it comes to her bravery!