Today was BUSY at work, so it went by quickly. The phone was ringing off the hook, and I didn’t even THINK of pulling files till around 10 AM — and that’s an indicator that it was definitely very busy!
Went to the meeting tonight, for our summer missions program. It was good to hear the speaker and his wife sing. There is something about Native people singing that is different…sets them apart from all others…it’s a very special flavour of music…one that was SO good to hear again! It made me smile inside, and feel warm fuzzies! I am SO taking some of that music back to school with me!
Kay & Miss Steele are at the MDP base tonight. I was jealous…for a little while. Till I realized that for me, that base means MDP because that’s all I know it (the base) as. But if I went there now — yes, my classroom with frogs painted on the walls would still be there, but the storage room would be locked, and the G’s apartment would be bare, and none of my kids would be running around, and James’ train set wouldn’t be set up in his room, and Eden’s dad wouldn’t be hollering and singing early in the morning… MDP is made up of people, and those people are now scattered to the four winds. Kinda sad thought, isn’t it? But I have pictures (gazillions of them!), memories, and relationships with those people now. And the pain of being separated from people I was growing close to is well worth the joy and fun and laughter and growth of those MDP weeks. Yeah…love hurts. But it’s worth it.