Weekend is Over

I hate the way it feels like the weekends get shorter and shorter.  Friday night I went to the game but I quickly realized that I just wasn’t in the right mindset to be at a football game. I left around 8pm after I sent an email to the ex.  I finally broke down and sent him the link to this blog.  I told him that I would leave him alone and I plan to uphold that decision. This is my motivation for the future.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLQl3WQQoQ0

My best friend was going through a bad time so he came over after I got home from the game.  We talked for a while and then he left.

Saturday was terrible because before noon I figured out that one of my former student took his own life Friday morning.  He was one of the sweetest students I ever had and I can’t believe that he’s gone.  My heart goes out to his family and all his friends.  I feel for all his former classmates because I know from experience how hard it is to lose someone that is so young.  The fact that he died from suicide just makes it so much worse for everyone. I sent a message to his sister so I’m hoping she will let me know when they have all the arrangements taken care of.  I really want to be able to pay my respects.  This is only the second student I have lost but it doesn’t make it any easier.

Today I went to church and it was really great.  I thoroughly enjoyed the lesson about Sodom and Gomorrah and Abraham’s nephew Lot.  It was a great day to be in church because I needed the love and support of my Sunday school class.  I asked my class to pray for my student’s family through this incredibly difficult time. Now I am just wishing that I didn’t have to deal with this week.

Tomorrow starts the beginning of benchmarks and CBAs.  It is also such a stressful situation when we have benchmarks and CBAs, but having them at the same time is just overwhelming.  This week is already the end of the second six weeks of school.  It is hard to believe that we are already over halfway done with the first semester.  The one saving grace I have is that we only have two more weeks before Thanksgiving Break!!!

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