Saturday, August 14, 2004

Happy August!

Well, I thought I'd be colorful with the text today (you're thinking Whoopie! Who cares?).

Summer is winding down and the kids are getting geared up for school. New school supplies and gym shoes. I can't believe my son (age 10) is wearing a mens size 10 shoe! He's over 5' tall already. The doctor said at his physical that he'll probably top out at about 6'6" to 6'9"! At this rate I don't think the kids gonna stop growing.

Last February one of our two local elementary schools burned to the ground when a fire started. Workmen were trying to heat up some pipes with a blowtorch and started the wood shingle roof on fire. Thankfully, all students and staff were able to evacuate the building safely. Almost every personal item that was in the school was lost however, thanks to the staff and the local firefighters, every person in the school was safe.

In the aftermath, the community realized that the children had lost every book, shoe, backpack and coat in the fire. Donations flooded into the school. Thanks to the community pouring in donations of school supplies, my children only needed half of the school supplies they needed last year. The rest of the items they need are being supplied from the surplus of donated items.

God bless all those who assisted our children in their time of great need.

Until we meet again..........