Friday, 11 February 2011

Friday Catch Up

The view over our back fence on a stormy day

Sorry I haven't posted much this week.  I've had my mind completely invested in other places and posting here was just too much.

It has been a long, tiring week.  A week with 5 and 6 year old 'special needs' children adjusting and adapting to the routines of beginning school, and learning those things in a new school.  Pushing boundaries, being defiant, not understanding why they feel the way they do.  Perhaps not even knowing the label to put on the feeling.  A week of us learning what it is to cope with a disorder none of us have seen in our classrooms before now.  A week of feeling a bit fragile over the enormity of the task we face.

There have been glimmers of beauty throughout the challenges.  Like I posted yesterday, a midday hug with my son.  Spontaneous prayer from a friend and colleague.  Sharing the journey together and working together toward a common goal.  Gentle words whispered in love, reminding me how precious my family are.  A day off.

My kids have provided me with some of those things of beauty too.  Yesterday I saw Mr Busy escorting a new family to the room where we run a program for really little tackers.  What a sweet boy he is!  My heart melted.  On Tuesday Miss Sunshine enjoyed her now-elective Indonesian class replete with homemade dip, carrot sticks and crackers.  She did all the work.  Her fellow classmates (all 7 of them ~ Yr 9 and 10!) hoed in and thoroughly enjoyed the fruits of her labour.  Miss Mischief delighted me with the doodling in her diary as I signed it this morning.  Pretty.  Dainty.  A girl after my own heart.

Tomorrow, I'm attending an orientation day for Uni.  The only interstate event and it's being held in Melbourne.  What a blessing!  Now I have to write down all the questions I have so I can ask them while I have the opportunity.  I believe a little Nigella magic might be just the thing to relax my brain and help me shift my focus for a few days.

Life is good.

1 comment:

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I hope you have/had a great day of orientation *and* Nigella magic. And I hope next week is easier. Hang in there!