" I implore you, my child; observe heaven and earth, consider all that is in them, and acknowledge that God made them out of nothing (ex nihilo), and that mankind comes into being in the same way..." 2 Maccabees 7:28

Saturday, August 30, 2008

First Week Back

Well, the first week back to school was predictably crazy, but all in all it went fine. The student mentioned in previous posts who would kiss my picture while I was gone and ask for me? He's been having a bit of difficulty adjusting to the "new Faith". He still holds my picture and kisses it, but then will stand off to the side scrutinizing first the photograph, then me, then the photograph, then me... I believe he thinks I'm an impostor, and he's the only one who knows it. He pulls my headscarf off about 6 times a day, looks at my head with understated horror, then desperately tries to jam the headscarf back on my head again.

My energy seems to be okay this far. At the end of a day spent in a special education classroom, everyone is always tired, chemo or no. But I have noticed when I'm really tired that I do feel a weakness and unsteadiness in my limbs. But that doesn't hit until the very end of the school day when the kids are on their way out anyway. And my whole outlook feels very different this year, but that's another post in itself.
Love, Faith

3 comments:

datatech57 said...

Hang in there, Faith. I pray for you often.

Ruth

Colleen said...

Faith-

Isn't it good to back in the real world again? It is an adjustment tho. I stilL find myself tired after a full day at work and frequently come home and nap. You have to give in to your need for extra rest. You give to so many during your work day, you have to baby yourslf when you can!

My 16 yr old daughter was able to come in to work with me in August to help with some of our yearly back to school projects. She was surprised at how tired she was after her first 8 hour day! Then she was extremely upset when Dad "made" her cook dinner and empty the dishwasher while I rested. It gave her a good perspective on what Mom deals with every day, with an illness! Now that she's back at school, she'll frequently offer to cook dinner for us. Because she can better relate to MY day.

Hang in there! And REST!

Eileen and Vincent said...

Love you much!