Friday, April 12, 2013

Can hardly believe it's been a month since I've written.  Over actually.  But it has been a busy month.  We had more than one snow day in March.  My hubby surprised me with a dinner with friends and family for my birthday.  There was school, bus discipline issues, state bus inspection...

Our last day of school before spring break was March 29.  We were off the first week of April.  It was a short break but much needed.  Stretch had his spring break a couple weeks before - his seemed to fly by.  Squirrel and Dipstick both went on the Campus Life trip to Florida this year.  Think they both enjoyed themselves.  They left on Saturday night (before Easter) and arrived back the following Friday morning.  They did have a really sad occurrence during that time - not sure how else to put it.  A student who had pre-existing heart trouble, from one of the other schools, died.  He had been on the same charter bus as the boys but they had not really gotten to know him.  I feel for those kids who were right there when it happened and for his family. 

Today has been a very long day.  The father of one of my closest friends had recently (like within the last month) had recently been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.  He had told her that if it was confirmed as cancer he would not do treatments - he would instead have his pacemaker shut off.  Long story short she called me about 4:15 this morning to let me know he was gone.  I didn't sleep much from that point.  After bus route I was able to go to her house and spend the time between routes sitting and just being with her and her girls.  We laughed, we cried, we talked...the time together was good.  Other friends came and sat as well.  Very different from when Mom went.  But I have to admit tonight I'm tired.  And she still has the weekend to get through.


Linds said...

Oh, Edith, I am so sorry to hear about your friend's husband. Just sitting with her was exactly what she needed, I am sure. Such a hard time.

I stopped writing for a week or so too. Life sometimes gets in the way, or rather, life will always take priority. Real life. Somehow the days, weeks, months, years, seem to be flashing past me right now, and I sense an urgency to try to do as much as I can with and for those who matter most to me.

Oh well. I am glad you are here again (but I love keeping an eye on you on FBK too!) Lots of love.

Edith said...

Thanks Linds - so appreciate your comments and reading. Have a fabulous day.