Every once in a while, life throws you a curve ball. I think it’s to keep you on your toes. I’m not too sure. I’ve had so many ups and down this past month, my head is now in the fog. Fitting since we live in San Francisco.
I was so incredibly happy when Dennis came onboard as a Disney contributor, it’s worked out beautifully. I was invited to Disneyland to learn about the Youth Education Series but was unable to attend because of jury duty. Thankfully, Dennis was able to go in my place. Ironically, he’s heavily involved in several youth groups and this was right up his alley.
A week later, I discovered a strange lump in my chest. Of course things got busy and I didn’t think of it again until my arm pit started bothering me. I realized I needed to stop whatever I was doing and take care of myself. My body was telling me something and I needed to listen. Thankfully, the lump is not in my breast tissue and my tests came back negative for breast cancer. I’ve been crying, a lot. I’ve always thought that if something like this would happen to me, I’d be strong. I was wrong. I was scared, and the only thing I wanted to do was cry. But I quickly realized I have some great friends who let me cry with them through the good and the bad.
On a happier note, I survived our first elementary school field trip. Living in a major city, it’s common to see a MUNI bus full of kids. We all piled on a public bus, transferred to a train, and walked a few blocks to visit a park, a bookstore, and a library. It was fun, but I was exhausted. Praise the Lord for amazing Kinder teachers who do this every… single… day.
For those of you who know me well, you know I love to take the lead and plan events and have fun parties. On a slightly different tack, I’m now considering taking on leadership for our local troop of the Daisy Scouts. I’m not sure how I’m going to handle this one. For the first time, in a very long time, I’m more than willing to let someone else take over. I want Emma to have this experience, but there’s so much “life” going on, it’s going to be hard. I sometimes have to remind myself what’s more important.
These guys. There’s nothing I love more, and I want to spend more time with them.
So that’s been my September so far. The fog in San Francisco typically goes away come October. So I’ll see you around here a little more when September ends.