Ron, Courtney, Kirsi and I were talking last night about the "Middle School Years". Now a days it is so hard to be a child during those years. I told the story about Kelsey, when she was in the 8th grade. I worked at the schools and I was called over to the principals office at the middle school. Apparently Kelsey was really mad at one of her friends and told her to "F" off. Yes she said the word. I was totally shocked.
The schools policy for punishment was she had to clean the cafeteria at lunch time. She had to wipe down all the tables. I told the principal that wasn't enough punishment. So I told her to tell Kelsey that she also had to stay after school and clean the desks in the 8th grade wing. Everyday for I think it was a week. Then she could ride home with me when I got off work.
As I was telling the story I started to cry. You see, this is one of those stories I saved to tell the girls when they got older. I never got to tell Kelsey.
There has been so many children in our little town that have passed away far to early. Mommas and daddy's shouldn't have to bury their children.
I have learned over the almost 5 years, yea 5 years can't believe it, is that I don't worry about the little things, I help others because I should as should you, I have the best relationship with God I have ever had in my life, I LOVE my husband and my little Courtney Sue beyond imagination, and most of all I realized that this isn't "Home". Kelsey is "Home". And we will all be together some day again.
I pray that everyone realizes that what someone says about you behind your back, or why someone didn't do what you asked, or if someone hurt your feelings you can forgive them, or that the material things on this earth all mean nothing. It's what the Big Picture is that maters. Where your soul will be when you pass. With God???? I pray that it is.
So I ask each and everyone to do me a favor today. Tell your family how much they mean to you (brothers, sisters, moms, dads, aunts, uncles) and most of all, if you have children, no matter what age, hug them. Tell them you love them and I mean really hug them...