I am loving seeing so many Back To School
photos on Facebook at the moment.
I don’t have one to share. I have a
school-aged son, but he doesn’t go to school. For me, the start of a new term
is the resumption of a daily round of leaving a message on an answer-machine
notifying the school that he is not in, again, today. Last term, he managed
three days. We’ll see how we go this term. It is heart-breaking. Please refrain
from offering advice, thank you.
For others, these photos are painful reminders
of the children they hoped for but never had; or of a child who should be
returning to school but who has died. For some, the best thing to do is to
disappear from Facebook for a week or two, until it passes. Be gentle on
For me, I choose to rejoice with those who
rejoice, and mourn with those who mourn, to the best of my ability, knowing
that one does not cancel out the other but that the joys and sorrows of life
It is that time of year again. However that
finds you, be blessed today.