Also, I'm driving (sniff, sniff) our beloved Michelle (sniff, sniff) out to Omaha this weekend to let her get a taste of the school where her older brothers go. Some things seem to be ordained by God. His voice whispers, you hold out your hand, He pulls you right along. (There's a whole post or two in that whole phenomenon!)
Anyway, why does it seem we need to take this step? In a nutshell, Michelle is a very mature, bright twelve-year-old, and though she profits from homeschooling and loves her little brothers and sisters, we know she'll get the challenging academics in this environment. And, she'll have daily Mass available (We don't have that here right now), and live at the convent with the good Sisters. She's also a social creature and will love the daily interaction with all the other Catholic girls there. And, she'll be near her much-loved big brothers. =sigh= It just seems to be the right thing. It's a safe and nurturing environment. So, we're going to try it out and see how it goes.
But, if you could spare a prayer, too, for our safe journey, and for the success of Michelle's sojourn into boarding school life... And pray for her Mom who will miss her so much (She's my right hand and I just love her face!)... It would be appreciated.
I've got a packed few days ahead of me, so I'll be signing off for a bit. See you next week!
Many blessings to all of you!