I can’t believe we are about to wrap up another month. It passed quickly…you know, for as slow as 2020 continues to be.
I want to start by thanking those of you who prayed for my husband’s job search. Chuck landed internally with his company right before Labor Day in a Human Resources role. He is officially called the “People Operations Lead” and I have believed for years that this position suits him perfectly. Encouraging, listening and developing others comes naturally for him; and I can’t wait to see how God uses him to bless others.
Since yall are obviously so good at prayer, let me add something else to your list. The dry needling and physical therapy I told you about here only worsened the discomfort in my heels, so I am seeing a new doc and trying a new treatment or two. Allie is continuing PT for her ankle to improve range of motion since her break and surgeries.
We entered a “new normal” as our girls went back to in-person learning. First, our family paid a visit to my parents and PawPaw (who I wrote about here last week) over Labor Day weekend. School is definitely different with masks and social distancing and procedures for contact tracing. The youngest is tackling three Advanced Placement classes so the challenges take many forms. We give thanks for it all, though. Most of the time. But we thank our teachers and administrators all of the time. Their tireless work make this kooky year possible.
Access-Life, a Christian organization bridging the gap for individuals and families living with disabilities, brought their expo to Lake Grapevine on the 12th. We enjoyed boating, kayaking, arts and crafts and a food truck on a beautiful morning. So thankful for the opportunity to share some fun in the sun with Shelby.
In the middle of the month we went down to the Texas Hill Country to see my husband’s family and “bee” (that was the theme) present for my niece’s 1st birthday party. We enjoyed visiting and drinking in the cuteness.
In more stationary pursuits (stolen shamelessly from the Popcast), I read Where Does a Mother Go to Resign? by Barbara Johnson. Written in 1979, the text is a little dated, but still full of wisdom on parenting when things turn sour. I think she even convinced me to maintain my maternal post. I listened to an enlightening episode of The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey podcast (#314) featuring Rachel Gilson. I watched the movie Greyhound with Tom Hanks on Apple Plus, The Kissing Booth 2 (I know it’s a teen movie but there are so few romantic comedies now) with my daughter and my sister on her Netflix, and started the series The Durrells in Corfu on Amazon Prime. I recommend all – except maybe The Kissing Booth.
Speaking of romantic comedies, the hubs and I ventured out to an actual theater for a movie date. Twice. Haven’t done that since Covid lockdown, but we felt completely safe. The first show, The Personal History of David Copperfield, gave the classic story a fresh multi-ethnic twist. The Hamilton influence is all over it, and I love. Chuck, not so much. We both gave thumbs up to The Broken Hearts Gallery, which offered a unique premise and funny script. And there were never more than four other people in the theater with us. That’s what I call social distancing!
Last, and maybe least, I turn another year older today. As does my twin. Happy birthday, sis! I’ll sign off by saying, “I love you, I thank you, and I pray October treats you well!”
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