Well a lot has been going on lately.
On Thursday my mother-in-law had back surgery. She is doing very well. She should be able to go home around Monday or Tuesday.
Also, on Thursday, my Grandpa Baker (my mother's dad) was diagnosed with an aggressive form of prostate cancer. Later that night he suffered from a mini-stroke. My Grandma has been very upset about the diagnosis. My mother takes care of my grandparents (they live right next door) and so she has been stressed out as well.
Cessna is laying off 500 people after the new year. My step-dad, my mother and my brother all work at Cessna.
Mylan has started basketball. He practices one day a week and later will start two days a week once game time gets closer.
I have decided to take some time off of teaching Sunday school (two months). Mr. Rich will be taking my class while I take this time off. My heart hasn't been in my teaching lately. I've been distracted with other things in my life and decided it would be best for myself and my students if I took some time to get my head straight. I told my kids today. In order to inform my kids of my taking this time off I decided to use the story of the lost sheep. The Parable of the lost sheep. Luke 15:1-7. At first they were concerned if I would be back or not and they were relieved when I told them exactly when I would be back. My students are great! I love them very much! I am a lucky Sunday school teacher. I am also thinking about starting a Sunday school blog. That way the parents can log on to see what their kids have been up to in class and the kids who miss class can see what they've missed. I don't plan to make it anything complicated, just a paragraph each Sunday discussing an outline and the key verse. Like I said, I am thinking about it.