to our much loved
Friend, Teacher, Mentor
Director of Shakespeare Productions
George X Rodriguez.
You are an
to us all.
Awareness can bring us
To open the heart,
Requires a difficult journey
To accept and embrace the memory
Of all the joy,
And the sorrow.
Without sorrow, my friends,
The heart is truly empty,
But living in the past
Can become nothing more than
A tragic memory
You live again, over and over.
Living in the past means
There is no tomorrow.
Living in the bright sunlit gift of this day
Can reveal a beautiful expression
Of your true and deep love,
Of Life all around you.
And for those who remain,
When the rules do not match the game,
It can turn the tragedy in life
Into what God intended
– the clarity of love.
Your forgiveness of yourself,
And of others,
Is an expression of all the love
That God buried
Deep within your heart.
And that Eternal Love
Will pull you from the wreckage
Of silent, unbearable, suffering.
God blesses each of us
With precious moments
To feel Joy in our hearts.
And we do so
As we give of ourselves to others.
In doing so, Life radiates an inner Joy,
A Graceful Peace,
As it is abundantly shared
With everyone around you.
Your heart knows the way.
Your life feels the path.
Heaven, through the Love of God,
Resides within you.
Yes, your heart has always
Known the way.
May God abide with you
On the what remains
Of your journey Home.
Home is truly
Where the heart is.
Your Love is a beautiful song (Click here).
A personal note:
A few days ago I discovered, with the help of our son, Alexander, a poem my precious Mother, Marie, was writing on Oct. 17, 1978. This was just a few days before she suffered a massive stroke, which disabled her until her death, thirteen years and one month later. During her remaining years she could not speak or write. Can you imagine finding such a wonderful gift thirty six years after it was penned?
I share it with you today, my friends, with a fervent prayer that you take a few moments to express your love to your child. What you write today can become more precious to your children than the next breath they take. What you convey about your love can easily become the most valuable thing your child will ever possess. Such Love can sustain them in trying times to come.
Growing up, I acquired the nickname of Skippy or Skip, owing to the massive steel braces I wore, from my feet to my waist, to straighten by feet. Until I was six years of age, the only way for me to move my body was to “skip” across the ground or floor with the massive weight I had to carry with me. My older friends still call me Skip. During these difficult years, my Mother worked two 8 hours jobs each day to pay my medical bills and to survive.
I share this heartfelt expression with a very tearful Prayer of Thanksgiving, for the all the treasured Love she gave to me. She was always joyful, always caring and always loving. This child could not have been more Blessed. And this, my dear friends, is what she wrote so many years ago:
17 Oct. 1978
The days are short
since God gave loan
of a little boy.
I think of him
my guest to keep
Grown surely he feels
in life’s road.
by his side I stood.
how they have flowed.
Ever, he sings out
as though some voice
to join in a’claim,
Like angels lingering
near a God
from whom to me
Our destination for FRIDAY, December 12, 2014 is: The Mike Renner Energy Independent Home, located at 325 Newsom Mound Rd, Weatherford, TX 76085 to enjoy touring his energy efficient home.
Our special appreciation goes to Lauryl, Ian’s Mother, for planning this wonderful opportunity.
We will meet at school at 8:30 a.m. From approximately 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Dr. A will provide information on current research regarding solar cell and wind power (Dr. A is known to be full of hot air!) electrical generation. Then we will depart from school at 10:30 a.m. to arrive at approximately 11:00 a.m. for an early lunch at the fabulous Whistle Hill Café followed by a guided tour at 12:30 p.m. at the Renner energy efficient home. We will return to school around 3:30 p.m. Please be patient if we are late.
Friends, family and neighbors are always invited join us.
FINANCIAL: No fee required.
LUNCH: Please provide funds for lunch & snacks.
GIFT SHOP: No
Emergency Telephone: 682-777-1908.
Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirts are required. Tuck your shirt in & wear a belt, and you will be allowed to act normal and participate.
Students are NOT to leave the restaurant or home at any time for any reason, including the need to secure a ride or use the restroom, without the approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson. QUESTIONS? 817-448-8484.
IMPORTANT DATES :
Dec. 1 Final Tuition Payment Due for 2014-15
(Not including monthly payment plans)
Dec. 19 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 20 – Jan 5 Christmas Break
Jan 6. (Tuesday) Second Semester Begins
Jan. 19 (Monday) The Rev. Dr. Martin L. King holiday
Jan. 23 Fort Worth Stock Show
Feb. 16 (Monday) President’s Day Holiday
Mar. 9 – 13 Spring Break Holiday
April 3 & 6 (Fri. & Mon.) Easter Holidays
April 28 Scarborough Renaissance Festival
(Drama Competition is “Twelfth Night”)
A . n . d . e . r . s . o . n
Where precocious children are appreciated.