Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Schools Out for Sonja

My best friend's Anita's ten year old daughter is having surgery at Children's Hospital tomorrow and won't be able to get around for quite awhile. My girls and I were thinking of things we could do when she got home to make things a little less boring for her. We talked about them playing board games and doing crafts and watching movies with her. Grace said, "Well, we'll have to do all those things after we finish school." Absentmindedly I agreed with her but really, I'm not so sure about that.
I ran through the lesson plans for next week...The Crusades in Europe, changing percentages to decimals and Brazil.....all important things for 8th graders to know...while Sonja sits not able to do anything.
I really don't know how all hopped up Jesus is about my kids knowing the capital of Brazil but I do know that He wants - no, expects, them to have compassion and to encourage and to love. I doubt one day they'll have to give an account of how many times they failed to compute a percentage but...
"The king will answer them, 'I can guarantee this truth: Whatever you did for one of my brothers or sisters, no matter how unimportant they seemed, you did for me.' Matthew 25:40
So schools out early next week and we're going to work on some real things. And Sonja would appreciate your prayers tomorrow.


Emily said...

great word.

My priorities have been askew lately....thanks for the reminder.

Anonymous said...

You could get the best of both worlds - Let Sonja teach next week - wouldn't she love that (and won't Grace and A.C. hate me for suggesting it) :)
You are right, compassion trumps math and history. Sonja needs the girls now, decimals and fractions will be available to you any time.
To answer your question -
we were at the Park at the Olde Tyme Christmas event.

jewlsntexas said...

We have to choose the best things - being a compassionate friend is the best. My kids learned that when we were taking care of my mom - school took a back seat - and I have never regretted it.

BTW - how does your husband spew out two lines on his blog that make me think all day long!
Tell him to stop - there is too much happening in there already! heee hee

And I love you too!