I have thought a lot lately about this joyful journey that I have been on and something I have pleasantly been reminded of lately is that I was never on this journey alone. I have a wonderful husband who is making this journey an incredible experience. Thank you for going where I go and cheering me on when I need it. Thank you Scott!
When I found out last week what had happened at the elementary school I was sick to my stomach and my first thought was "homeschool all of my grandkids". Those of you who know me know I am not a big believer in homeschooling even though seven of our grandkids are being taught at home by a very capable and competent teacher (their mom). But as a friend's daughter said, they could have gone to a movie or a mall and had the same thing happen. Fortunately this week I was reminded that I am glad my grandkids get to go to school and I will continue to pray each day that they will be safe and protected. Ava sang several rousing renditions of Christmas songs all in Spanish and I am telling you she was amazingly cute! Then I got pictures from my daughter and saw the cute things here kids were doing at their school and our little Duncan was enjoying the whole experience as well. I know we cannot have any guarantees and I am grateful to know that ultimately our Heavenly Father will make everything right in the end so I will be grateful our grandkids are having positive experience in their schools and in their homes!
Ava and I invited three of her special friends to come over and decorate gingerbread houses last night. What a wonderful experience. I wasn't sure what to expect since this was a first for me but the girls were so sweet and had a great time. I was amazed at how dedicated they were to doing it themselves and how complimentary they were to each other while they were decorating. What a wonderful time and how grateful I am to be a grandma!