I hate, hate, hate that it that it will be polluted with her presence, but I will do my best to rise above. (Deep breath.)
I edit, therefore I am.
Married for over 15 years
2 beautiful boys in elementary school
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Maya Angelou
Let us know how it goes.
You are a better woman than I..,,
me (WW/BS): 48
4 kiddos in mid 20's
“Follow your intuition. Be smart, be brave. Tell the truth and don’t take any shit.”
And here's a snide karma aside -- The event was a Book Bowl competition for grades 3-5. Kids are on teams from their schools, and they have to read 10-20 books and answer questions on them as a team. I helped coach my son's team, and the kids worked super hard.
Over the years, AP (whose son was on another team) had always lauded how brilliant her son was, and made a big deal about what a great reader he is (he truly is.) I, a total book geek with a M.A. in Lit, always felt like my son (who is no slouch with reading, but prefers comic books to classics, and sports above all else) was kind of looked down on. She even said at one point, "well - maybe he is more like his (engineer) dad?")
Well guess what -- my son's team totally won first place! First!
Makes a momma proud. So see, it turned out ok. Thanks for your prayers and thoughts. Truly.
[This message edited by bionicgal at 8:55 PM, February 20th (Thursday)]