Thursday, August 2, 2007

Bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils

One of my favorite romantic comedies is the Tom Hanks/ Meg Ryan movie "You've got Mail." Made back when email was just becoming a huge hit, it has many one liners that I love. One of them is about the fall and the start of school. She talks of bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils. School is just three weeks away here, so we did a bit of shopping yesterday. It was such great fun to help the kids pick out new backpacks and lunchboxes, etc. I will have three in school this year. Kristen is in second grade, Ty will be three days a week in Kindergarten, and Bryce is signed up for special speech school two mornings a week. Bryce is really coming along with his speech and just barely qualifies for the special school, but I really want him to get some extra help while he is young. All this translates into a busy schedule, but also on Fri. mornings, it will just be me and the baby at home. Hard to believe!

The kids are excited for school as well. Tyler actually said he couldn't wait for school to start because it is quiet all day there! I guess we have had a busy and exciting summer!

Oh, on a side note, the other great part of "You've Got Mail" is her love of daisies. I have always loved daisies, and she calls them "...such a happy flower." I totally agree!!


Schoonover Family said...


You probably have no idea who I am, but I just wanted to say that after reading your blog, I am very impressed with how you have handled things. I played soccer at MBBC, and Rodney played while I was there.

In your blog on the day that your divorce was final you mentioned something to the effect that you were free, and you really are. We have had to face that with different individuals at our church (no, I am not a Pastor, but I do pay attention). One of the things that our Pastor has stressed over and over is that that specific passage you were talking about makes a provision for when there is no chance of restitution. Now that Rodney is getting married again, there is no chance for restitution, and you are freed from that yoke.

It is encouraging to see how strong you have been through all of this, and I just wanted to let you know that I have added you and your family to my prayer list. My wife and I make it a point to try to remember former classmates that are faced with these types of situations.

WendyJanelle said...

Hi. I'm blog-hopping from Ann-Marie's site while I do my late-night nursing! I'm also praying for you and your children. They are very blessed to have you. I really cannot imagine your struggle. It pains my heart, as I also have a 2nd grader, kindergartner, toddler, and an infant. I just cannot imagine.
But God IS faithful!! He does have a plan for you, and for your children.

BBPowers said...


Wow! How amazing to hear from you. Thanks for making contact. It has been a long time. I read most of your blogs that outline your life story. I had to thank God in prayer for the wonderfully mature young woman I read about on these pages. The Lord seems to have advanced you miles over the years and THROUGH the trials.

You can find my e-mail at the church's website. Send me an e-mail and I would love to chat a bit with you and get caught up on some connections.


Heidi said...

School will also get their minds on other things. There will be so many new things that Fall has in store for them that their little minds will be going in all different directions.
We thought about Pre school, but decided that 4 is a little young still to go to school, so we are going to TRY to do the preschool thing at home this year ad look into kindergarten next year.