We had a short week and I for one am totally glad. It was a pretty hectic last week. Russ and I spent Thursday in Temple. I had blood work to do, and it was my birthday, so we had a great day just the two of us. Friday I had a group of my students singing happy birthday to me when out of nowhere something hit me in the head. A young man had run out of class before the bell, just to tease his teacher. When the teacher reached out to get him back into the class, he threw his head sideways and smacked me up the side of my head. I’m glad to say that in spite of the five hours in the emergency room I am fine. I have a giant goose egg on my head, but it will subside in a few days. I’m hoping I won’t have black eyes. He was very contrite when he realized that he had hurt me. It was just a silly boy thing that could have been much worse. Fortunately, we are a small town school, had it happened in a bigger school they would have called the police. Here a simple heartfelt apology does the trick, along with a detention or two. I love life in a small town.
I heard that Marilyn Suber is finally gone to get her knee surgery. She should be home by the time the paper comes out. Marilyn, I hope you have a quick and successful recovery. Hairdressing is hard on the feet! I’m sure she is facing the rehab with trepidation as well as expectation. It makes a big difference in your daily life. We have several others in the hospital right now. Junior Evans went in last week; I hope he is doing better. Please keep praying for Bonnie and Junior. Novaleen Dowe went in to the hospital last week, but we are saddened to report her passing. Funeral services were last week. Just judging by the number of funerals we have conducted here in Richland Springs; there will be many heavy hearts during the holidays. We just have to look back on the happy memories that were shared over a lifetime to lighten our hearts. Everything takes time to heal. That sounds like a platitude, but it’s not. Life has a habit of pushing us forward.
Everyone is looking forward to attending the Calvert game in Moody. I guess we are the lone San Saba team still in the playoffs. I missed last Friday’s night game for obvious reasons. I hope the headaches will be done by then. Coach says our chances of winning are good if we play well and avoid costly mistakes. Moody is out past Gatesville. I may see Kathy Brockman there if they go visit their grandbabies.
I hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving. We have a multitude of blessings given to us by God. I for one cannot grasp, nor could I have imagined how gracious God would be to me; an unworthy sinner saved by Grace. My life is a testimony to His goodness. I came from a poor, dysfunctional, alcoholic household. I gave God a very poor bargain when I accepted Him as a Savior. He has done more with my life than I ever could have dreamed possible. Please pray for our troops and their families. Many of them will be missing Mom or Dad around the table. Our troops need to be praised and honored. God bless America, and God bless each of you as you pause to look over all that God has done for you this year.