In case you were wondering...
Mom's Shoulder-Over the course of two months, Mom's shoulder has healed up nicely. She really enjoyed being waited on by her kids and escorted everywhere but is happy to have the go-ahead from her doctor to drive again. (I wish I could be as enthusiastic about my almost-80-year-old mom driving, but I can't. I've offered to drive her whenever I can after school, and I hope she takes me up on it.)
Molly-Molly is doing as well as any mother who lost a child can be doing two months later. She has asked for (and received) a leave of absence, of sorts, so that she can better focus on healing. She appreciates all of the prayers and kindness sent her way during this tough, tough time. Keep 'em coming, because the court proceedings for the heroin dealer have begun, and Molly is committed to attending each and every one.
Charlie-Charlie has been doing great! The other day, he came into my homeroom and announced cheerfully, "You know what, Mrs.4444? I'm going to miss you when I go to high school [a year and a half from now] . "I'll miss you, too," I replied with a smile. "If you want," he offered, "you can come over to my house some time. You know how to get there, right?" Sure, Charlie. Some day when I have nothing to do, I am going to go hang out at your house. Cute.
Beany-Still no word on what happened to Kathy McBroom, aka Beany, who disappeared in November. I wish her kids would update her blog in some way, but I understand that they must be just so troubled...please keep them in your prayers.
My 444th post is a week away! Today, I received an autographed copy of the international best seller, Kids Are Worth It: Giving Your Kids the Gift of Inner Discipline (revised edition) and I'm excited about giving it to a lucky winner! The giveaway will start next week, so stay tuned.
Hope your week is off to a great start!
P.S. My sweet friend, Birdie has been AWOL from the Internet for about a week. (I knew she was bad off when she stopped Twittering!) Please be a dear and pop over to wish her Get-Well wishes (her head hurts so bad, she can't look at the computer screen for more than a couple of minutes, but she'll be back eventually!)