EDIT: Jamie’s comment reminded me… Livi came running back from the bus stop in tears this morning. Said that a 12-year-old boy was calling her names and making fun of her. Something about a “girlfriend.” Gabe pulled on sweatpants over his shorts, slipped on his tennis shoes and ran with her in the rain (her bus stop is 3 houses down on the other side of the street–I watch her out the window) to the bus stop just as the bus was pulling up. He told the kid, “Stop calling her names, or I’ll have a little meeting with your parents.” He said the kid looked like he was about to pee his pants. So, I sent one girl to school in tears and one with extra hugs. Sigh.
Just popping in for an afternoon update before I go READ MY BIBLE. I really, really need to, and in my mind, I HAVE been. In reality, I’ve been starting…and never finishing. Or starting to start…and not even starting.
I just had a meeting with 2 sweet gals. One worked with Gabe at his old company, and the other is her friend from church. They would both like to write books. I pray that my advice and encouragement was helpful and hopeful.
Ava looked so stinking cute today on her way out the door with Gabe to the bus stop. Five new items of clothing (thrift store new) all layered all over each other. Not exactly matching, but still somehow adorable to this mama. I hugged her super tight. Then again. Then she came back for another one. I always worry when I send my kids off with either a very tender good-bye or a not-so-hot one. All the stories you hear about “the last time I saw her” are either, “she gave me an extra hug, and now I know why because it’s the last one I ever got from her” or “we left on terrible terms, and I regret it.”
These twinges of unfounded fear are a work of the devil. Get away from me! (there. gone.)
I’m super-excited that Gail and Krista are coming for a visit in April. Anyone and everyone who wants to come see them (and me!) is more than welcome. Gabe, however, will not be available to babysit. He plans to skip town.
That’s all for now if I’m really serious about not letting Satan deter me from my Bible. Hugs and smooches!