Thursday, December 4, 2008

Back to School

Aidyn had a great first day back at school--she gave it an "A"! We dropped her off early for choir practice, then came back when school started to go with her to class and talk with her classmates about the surgery and the cancer. She was a little shy about being up in front of her class but wanted us to help share the news with everyone all at once. It went pretty well.

Here's one exchange during the "question time":

Girl in class: (hand raised high) My auntie had cancer.
Me (Matt): (...wondering if I missed the question...)
Teacher: Kids, remember this isn't a time to share about yourselves.
Me: (feeling bad for the little girl) So how is your aunt doing now?
Girl: She didn't make it.
Me: (ummm...) I'm really sorry about that.
Me again: You guys know that there are lots of different kinds of cancer, right...?

Ahhh, fifth grade.

Aidyn's teachers, principal, and school nurse have all been great and are making the transition back into school really easy for us all. Of course, we're all lobbying for less make-up homework. We'll see.


Lorraine said...

I wish I was your teacher, Aidyn! I don't give make-up work unless I think a kid was faking it or just skipping school! I think you have a well-documented absence! Those fifth graders!! Gotta love 'em!

Dana said...

Glad you are back at school so fast, Aidyn! I will continue to pray for you all and God's extra grace as your sort through a "new normal".
Dana (friend of Nicole R.)

Auntie Chelle said...

out of the mouths of babes...

Mama Mote said...

It's amazing that on facebook I see birthdays pop up. Then when I go to the person's page, I see people commenting about what's going on with that person. Sorry to hear what's been going on, but thanking God that things are going better at the moment. It's been so long since I've seen you, Kristin...well, your whole family. Say hi to them for me - better yet, give them hugs for me. I'll keep you in my prayers. In the meantime...(go to your facebook page)...