Friday, October 13, 2006

JOURNAL: October 13, 2006

My youngest son has had his life turned just about upside-down (in a good way) in the last two months. For one thing, he’s off to a wonderful start in his new teaching career. He’s teaching a third grade class at a local public school, and he seems to be doing a good job and enjoying it immensely. He talks enthusiastically about his work – about the school, about his lessons, and, most of all, about the students. I visited his classroom several weeks ago, and was totally impressed with the orderliness, confidence, and affection with which he carried out his duties. He obviously loves his work and the children obviously love him. However, he has another love in his life, and she just arrived this week to live with him and be married to him. They met several years ago in Belize, gradually fell in love, and have been dating in a long-distance way ever since. She finally received her fiancée visa a short time ago, and all of a sudden, here she is, living in his snug apartment and enjoying her new life in America. I must admit that my son has a somewhat stunned look on his face these days – and why wouldn’t he? In the last few months he has been given both the privilege of teaching 22 wonderful children and the gift of his future wife’s presence by his side. Life is good for him these days. The road lies wide open ahead.

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