As a parent, does anything break your heart more than the genuine and legitimate tears of your child? I tell you what, when one of my girls cries, and has a good reason to do so, it eats me up. This morning Emma was in tears because she feels overwhelmed in her science class. that are studying things that she never covered in her last school and she feels utterly lost. Emma is such a diligent student that to feel like she is behind is crushing for her.
So we sprung into action: a quick note to her science teacher asking for extra help adn a request for a tutor was all it took to get her calmed down enough to head out to school. She isn't feeling well on top of that so I am picking her up after her first couple of classes because she has tests and projects in them. I'll bring her home, tuck her in bed with a cup of tea (or a Sprite) and help her recuperate both physically and mentally. Poor kid!
Dad is continuing his drive home from Spokane today. The weather is bitter cold and the roads weren't great for the his drive yesterday. Hoping things are a little better going for him today. And then Bethany flies in this later late afternoon. Mom is driving to Denver to pick her up. I am not completely comfortable with mom driving in the cold and snow and might get a little pushy about allowing me to drive her up. We'll see what happens during the day.
Yesterday was the laziest day we have had in a long time. I did one useful thing and that was it. My dad has a hunting knife that he has had since he was a kid. Audrey and I did a little research on the knife and it turns out that it is about 100 yeas old and is somewhat valuable. My dad had been using to cut weeds out of the lawn for the last 40 years! So I took his old knife to my local knife store and asked them to fix it up a bit. They did a great job cleaning and sharpening it and I brought it home and placed it on his desk for him to find when he returns tonight. He is going to have to find a new weed-cutting knife!
Other then that, we watched football and movies yesterday. I got dressed but everyone else was in PJs. I think Audrey even wore PJ's to the mall when I went out to get the knife sharpened. I think I might have worn my PJs too but it just felt a little too weird. Not that I wear strange PJs or anything...
We had a lovely fire and Joanne sat right in front of it and read much of the day. Very relaxing!
1. Please pray for a safe return home for Bethany and my dad.
2. Please pray that Emma would get caught up at school and that whe would feel confident in her studies.