Friday, March 7th 2008
Positive Reviews for the Kids

Today Mike and I went to Ethan-7yr’s parent/teacher conference. It was GREAT.

Ethan-7yr’s teacher said that he really understands writing. He’s a first grader, so writing stories is a brand new endeavor for his class. She said that he really gets the concepts of characters, and setting, and how to make a story interesting. He gets into synonyms and interesting adjectives and likes to pull those elements together.

I cried.

It alarmed her, I think.

Mike made some sort of excuse or explanation for me. It seemed oddly familiar, and then I realized YES. Of course. At the parent/teacher meeting in the fall we had a similar experience. Well. I’m consistent at least.

Later I had another, impromptu parent/teacher type meeting over the phone. A very nice woman called and updated me on Kim-13yr’s status. A few days ago, Mike moved her from her school outside Albuquerque to a wilderness style adventure camp. (Adventure meaning, “Seriously Roughing It.”)

She’s doing well. I’m nervous for her, and the extreme conditions she’s in.

We’re… hopeful.

~hm

5 Comments on “Positive Reviews for the Kids”

1
Karla
March 7th, 2008
11:51 pm

It sounds like great news all around. And keep the faith, sweetie. God’s got Kim in the palm of His hand. Maybe a little wilderness adventure is just what it’ll take for Him to reach her heart. :0)

Hugs to you, Mike and the boys
Karla

2
Miss Sniz
March 9th, 2008
7:03 pm

Another writer? That is seriously awesome! I am so passionate about writing and although the kids are decent at it, they don’t have the PASSION, you know? When you said synonyms and interesting adjectives, my heart beat pitter-pat! :-)

3
Shalee
March 10th, 2008
2:34 pm

Hopeful… that is a great word, all things considered.

Congrats on the emerging writer. Now you know who to go to when you need some inspiration or feedback!

4
BrownEyedGirl
March 10th, 2008
10:42 pm

Sorry, I actually laughed out loud at the crying part, only because I have been known to cry in VERY random situations.

Like reading your blog, btw….

5
Stacey
March 15th, 2008
12:27 am

A son following in his Mama’s footsteps, how exciting is that? Now you guys can sit around come up with great stories together!!

Praying for Kim… God has a plan for her life and eventually it will all play out before your eyes. Hang in there, I know it’s gotta be tough!

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