Thursday, September 3, 2009

the first day

... is over It was aalways goingto be the hardest. People didn't know what to say, what to do. And that's fair enough. Half the time I didn't know what to say or what to do either.

But it's done. Tomorrow I'm not in school because we're in London. It is such an honour that is being accorded to Rich that we couldn't not go, work or no work. As his family, we will be there. I don't know who else will be there, I don't know who else knows or cares or can attend. but I will be there, and the AC will be there, and that's what matters.

Hannah is staying over tonight. She was working in the area and asked t stayon thesofa. No problems. I want to get the other bedroom done - after all, the BG will never stay in it now - and it will be my sewing room but also suitable for guests.

I have had lots of lovely phonecalls today and yesterday, about going back to school - even the RAF phoned to see how I was. Those boys are so, so lovely.

And now it's bedtime. It is an early start for the AC and I in the morning - although no earlier than school will be next week!

night all...

Wordlive strikes again.....

Over the last 7 weeks, and yes, 7 weeks tomorrow, I have received the Scripture Union Wordlive Bible Study.

On the vast majority of days, it has been something that I needed to hear.

Today, on my first day back to school, on a day where I cannot avoid people, no matter how I try, the subject was "Under pressure"

The prayer was "Before you do anything, pray for strength. Then, before you have to face anything, you’ll be strong enough."

The text was "1 Peter 4 12-19" (No, I'm not going to put it! You go and look it up!)

And the basic premise? Yes, stuff happens, but you can glorify God through the stuff, and continue to do good things. How much harder is it for the unGodly?

That's something I was thinking about last night as well. How do people do this kind of thing without the love and care of God, of the Church, and as a huge bonus, the care of the RAF?

Just how?

So on the way to school I shall listen to music. At lunchtime I shall listen to the podcast in my room where I can do it without interruption. And I will pray for strength and a good game face. If you have a few moments, please join me.

Monday will need buckets of game face, for the child as well as for me, but today I know he's happy camping.

But thankyou Wordlive, you've made my day. Again. And again. And again!