Expressions from our Youngest

Expressions from our Youngest
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Eileen is Grateful

I am able to take some time to list what I am thankful for this week at Judy's blog.  It is so heart warming to share what we are thankful for with each other.  Judy's list always makes me want to go visit her.  She is a wonderful host who is always inspiring and encouraging.

1)  It was a wonderful experience to attend a 30th high school reunion with a good friend this past weekend.  I am thankful to be able to reconnect with some of my friends.  We had a wonderful time.  I was there for about 3 hours reminiscing with old friends.  It was good to see them.

2)  I am thankful that I haven't gone crazy yet this week because I've had to carpool my daughter to her high school a little more than usual.  Her carpool is on her junior retreat.  The traffic has cooperated so far.

3)  I am so grateful for a great homeschooling family my daughter spent time with this weekend.  She had a sleepover with her friend.  They had one of her favorite meals - tacos.  They are too nice because I know my daughter probably requested this.  I am going to have to tell the mom that she should have put the girls to work in making the tacos.

4)  I am grateful for the Holy Spirit to give me a new idea in teaching the kindergarten co-op class.  It is really a simple thing that I never thought of before.  I love to get good ideas.

5)  I am so thankful for our Catholic Faith.  I owe everything I have to Jesus Christ.  He has been the center of our homeschooling efforts.  From here, my children have carried on His ways out into the big world.  This is so good in this day and age.  Sometimes, we hear too much drama and it is nice to know fellow followers live in the same country as other followers do.  All followers have good things to share.


  1. How sweet of your daughter's friend's family to make tacos for her! Next time they'll know to put the girls to work :). ~Kristen @ St Monica's Bridge

  2. Love, Love, LOVE true!

    My 20 year HS reunion was last year, but I didn't go due to a schedule conflict. I'm not sure how comfortable I'd have been though. I feel so far removed from the person I was in high school.

  3. We have never gone to a high school reunion...this year will be 30 years for us, as well as we graduated in 1982. But, like Munchesmom, I'm so far-removed from the person I was then that the thought of going there isn't very appealing. Glad you had fun at yours though!

  4. I have not gone to a high school reunion either but went to a nursing school reunion. Had a great time. We had a very small class - something like 24!
    Love #5!!

  5. It is good to hear from all of you. Thank you for your comments. I too was a bit leery of how things would go at the reunion. It turned out to be just fine.

    Some people have traveled rocky roads, some nerds have blossomed into beautiful people, and some are successful, etc... It really was a joy to see how people were doing now.

    Our high school years seemed to act like sort of a bonding agent in our relationships now. It didn't matter how you turned out, it mattered that we were alive and well.

    I think everyone appreciated each other and this was very comforting to me.