Son's First Day of High School
Tonight my daughter and I went through some of my dad's things searching for items for her to take to UWGB as part of their 50th anniversary celebration. My dad was one of the earliest instructors on campus in physical education and health. We found pictures of the cross country team he coached and several buttons which I used to collect as a kid. It the 50 years the campus has been in existence, members of my family have been there at least 31 years. My dad taught there for over 20, ran the golf course, I was a student for four years plus a summer and now my daughter is a student there. In fact, all three of us have worked on campus, my dad as an instructor, myself in the bursar's office and my daughter in the archives. Fifty years doesn't seem like a long time for a university but looking at the items we found it seems like a century or more.
My daughter has started a new blog, 'A Butterfly's Point of View'. One post talks about how an ugly caterpillar turns into a butterfly is proof of God's existence. I would suggest this school of thought could pertain to people. Some of my favorite people seem to have born butterflies, always beautiful in spirit, mind and soul. Others seem to be in a perpetual state of caterpillarness, if that is such a word. Thinking about myself, I feel like Heimlich from the movie, 'A Bug's Life', a very, large caterpillar with wings way too small. I keep trying to be a butterfly, I have the wings but I just can't make a go of it. I feel God wants me to try harder, do more good, believe in myself as other do here on earth before I can soar free.
I'm updating here because I left on comment on someone else's post and have to have a current blog myself so here I go. Gosh, Bree is a junior at UWGB and Luke starts his freshman year at the highschool. He has orientation and registration today and tomorrow. He also gets braces next week. This has been one of those summers where everything is happening. Bree finally got her driver's license and Luke was gone away from home for the first time ever - TWICE! He had a week of bible camp and then a week in Detroit for the National Youth Gathering. I promise to write more often here as I have missed blogging. Facebook just doesn't do it for me!
It's my Birthday! Ok, it was a few days ago but it was a nice day. We went to church, we had a luncheon afterwards celebrating 140 years of St. John Lutheran Church in Ashwaubenon. It was a good program and a nice meal. Later when we went home, Pete and the kids gave me some presents! (Had cake at the luncheon by the way). They gave me two picture frames I asked for. One has the word Love on it and there are four spaces for pictures. Breanna gave me a tshirt with UWGB mom printed on it and a UWGB sweatshirt. In the mail I am getting a canvas with pictures of the family on it and also a blanket with pictures of the family on it. This was last year's present but I am getting it this year. When they told me they were getting me the blanket because I always use a blanket in the recliner, I said it would be too precious to use so I would hang it on the wall so they also got a canvas so I could use the blanket. YAY!
As promised, an update to the Linna family.
Wow, I do remember how to post on a blog! Yay! Thanks to Jane's son Joey who is now blogging from Grenada I am returning to my writing roots. I will fill everyone in on the latest another day but today I have to go get my big toe looked at. It has been giving me trouble for a couple weeks, I have been messing around with it for a couple weeks and it is having none of it and keeps getting worse so the tip for the day is "Don't Mess with the Big Toe!"