A Mother’s Love / Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented Conference / Friday: T. B. A.

“Honor your Father and your Mother,
as the Lord your God has commanded you,
that your days may be long,
and that it may be well with you
in the land which the Lord your God
is giving you.”

Deuteronomy 5:16 

Every
breath we breathe
is a Miracle.

As you hold your breath,
it nurtures you with Light,
fills your every living cell,
resonates with every part
of your body and mind and Soul,
and brings you
into a Beautiful harmony
with everything you seek
in Life.

Upon releasing this Gift
back into the void
from which it came,
you become harmonious
with all other Living things.

The breath you breathe
you share
will every
thing,
and you become one
with all,
again.

The Majesty of Wonder
is Graced
by your every
breath,
by your thoughts and deeds,
and by the Prayers you Pray,
to sow the seeds
of Life ever after,
and LOVE
beyond Belief.

YOU
are the culmination of God’s
creative Desire.

“The LORD God formed Man
from the dust of the ground
and breathed into his nostrils
the Breath of Life,
and man became a Living Being”
Genesis 2:7

Yes,
God
is the Potter,
that molds our Clay
to His Creative Desire.

…………….God is the Potter.

And
your Mother’s Love –
also comes
from Above.
It frees you
from worry and
sleepless nights,
from not knowing
what is right.

A Mother’s Love frees you.

A Mother’s Love
fills us with
Grace,
that will never
die,
with tears
that never dry,
with a Truth
that will never lie,
with LOVE
surging from Her
Fiery Heart,
in whose Loving Shadow
WE
shall always remain.

In the midnight quiet
of a railway station,
a little boy
sits quietly,
almost all alone,
waiting on
the Rock Island Line,
to return him home,
to the farms
of far away Iowa,
a place he knew
as Paradise,
with just his precious
Mother’s voice
to soften the hard edges
of the hardwood bench,
the crisp night air,
the reflecting, echoing walls,
Life.

And I discover,
with the Love
of a Mother,
nothing else
in Life
truly matters.

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause Peace to return to our Hearts.”
Washington Irving

And My Mother’s precious Life
echoes back:

“If I never
would have lived,
I could not
die.
Death
is proof of
Life.
And Life,
my Son,
is proof of Love.”

       ………….It is YOU.

Life is bittersweet
and can be filled
with despair.

Upon a razor’s edge
are we cast
onto the stage
of a Magnificent Day,
that can quickly become
a long night
to stay.

As our minds reflect
upon Human misery,
the mirror of our awareness
shows the World can be
a terrible place.
The History
of the Human race
depicts something far less
than Humanity.

And the fear of death,
not knowing where we go,
or what takes place
after we tell
the brief story of our Life,
can become worse
than death itself.

My Dear Friends,
God dwells in your Heart.
And by His Strength and Grace
alone,
you are able
to overcome adversity.

Marie Anderson

Marie Anderson

How well I remember
finding my precious Mother,
Marie,
lying in her bed,
literally in a pool
of her own blood.
She was rushed
to Baylor Medical Center.

I am in tears
as I share this with you.
They are tears
of Joy
and Thanksgiving.

The Surgeon visited with me
shortly before proceeding with
exploratory surgery.
And he shared with me
a sad truth.
I asked a simple question
and he gave me
the simple truth:
“Is there any Hope?”
No,
he whispered.
“What is the chance
that she can survive?”
None.
And then I searched his eyes
for any sign of Hope
and asked,
“What are her chances?”
He replied with great compassion
in his voice:
There is a one hundred percent
probability
that she will not survive
this night.
We will do what we can.
But, No.
Dr. Anderson, there is
no Hope.
Her condition is such
that she cannot survive
whatever is causing
this very massive loss of blood.
She is dying from cancer.
I’m sorry.”

I do not know how,
but I made my way
to the little Chapel
in the Hospital.

And there I cried
and cried and cried.
I begged God
not to take the Life
of this precious Mother.
I Prayed.
And through the tears
I could barely see.
But through the years,
I could clearly see.
What a Blessing
Life can be
when someone Loves you
as much
as she Loved me.

sun set

 In awesome wonder

I shared the Love
I had felt though the years
with my Lord.
I expressed my deep gratitude,
over and over again,
for her very precious Life.
I shared the need
to have her with me
a little longer.
I told my God,
“I still need her in my Life.
Please, let me have her
a little longer.”

I was in
so much pain.

And then
my Communion
with the Lord
suddenly ended.
A strange feeling,
a quiet Peace,
came to my Heart.
I never felt anything
like it before.

I looked around
and the good Doctor
was quietly standing behind me.
The look on his face
astonished me.
It shocked me.
I could not understand it.
It was a look
I never expected.
Why was he looking
through me
and with such an amazement
in his tired eyes?
He was speechless
for a very long time.
He just looked
into my eyes
and looked through me.

After what seemed like
an Eternity,
he spoke
in a hushed and whispered
voice:
“I could not find anything wrong.
I think she will be all right now.”

I could barely speak.
I thanked him
and he very, very slowly
walked away
into a darkening hallway,
and I walked out of
a very dark night.

My precious Mother lived
for another twelve
and one half years.

Yes,
my tears
are of Joy
and Thanksgiving.

My Precious Lord,
How Great Thou Art.

A Mother’s LOVE
is the reason
why,
the night
Flowers into Morning.

May God grant
that a Man
should one day
be as strong,
as the LOVE
He found
in His Mother’s arms.

A Mother’s Love
is forever found,
in all
the countless generations
to come.

The
Infinite Love of
God
defines a Mother’s Love.
It is now
and forever.
It is
God Incarnate.

Mother,
it is
YOU.

Goodnight.

….A Heavenly masterpiece of a creation.

2018-19 Anderson School Calendar

First Semester

Nov. 9                                   Half Price Books and a Movie (The Grinch)

Nov. 19 – 23                         Thanksgiving / Fall Break

Dec. 7                                    Texas Civil War Museum

Dec. 21 (Friday)                     Last Day of Fall Semester

Dec. 24 – Jan. 7                     Winter Break Holidays

Second Semester

January 8 – May 24   2019

Jan. 8 (Tuesday)                                 Second Semester begins

Jan. 21 (Monday)                               Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Holiday

Jan. 25 (Friday)                                  Fort Worth Stock Show

Feb. 18 (Monday)                               President’s Day Holiday

Mar. 8 (Friday)                                  Texas Storytelling Festival in Denton

Mar. 11 -15                                         Spring Break Holidays

April 19 & 22 (Fri. & Mon.)                 Good Friday & Easter Holidays

April 30, (Tuesday)                             Scarborough Renaissance Festival

May 20                                                Prep. Day for Adventure Trip        …………………………………………………….(no school)

May 21 – 24                                        Adventure Trip

May 24                                                Last Day of Semester

Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
Visit our website at
http://www.andersonschool.net
for updated information.

    The School Calendar is subject to change.
There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Policy:
the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

(Calendar 2018-2019 / approved 7-29-18)

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Like a Beautiful and Wild Flower / Fossil Mania

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“Some people got to sing
Some people got to sigh
Some people never see the light
Until the day they die.”
Neil Diamond

Clouds up close
Revealing the love hidden deep within the heart
can become seemingly impossible. But it is not.

bird on ringI have helped small birds back into their nests. Later, as I heard  their joyful sounds, I realized such brief, precious moments can reveal the love of life deeply held in such tiny and trembling hearts. These hearts are weighed down, not so much by misfortune or circumstance, but by apathy, by noticing nothing but the self, by constantly looking ahead and not seeing into this moment, by losing control of consciousness and neglecting the precious life that is all around, by living only inside of your own body and mind and not in the lives of those all around you.

Our trip on Friday was to the Modern Art Museum.

Our trip on Friday was to the Modern Art Museum.

In just one moment, you can suddenly realize that your happiness and your joy truly reside only in the hearts of others. The most miserable people on earth have only ever met themselves. They have only met their own personal desires and needs.

These truly sad people never realized that the physical and spiritual nature of our own reality tells us that we are one. We are woven from Fabric that is not just the same, but made by the same Maker in the same Pattern. They never noticed that when we breathe in, the plants breathe out, that when we smile, someone smiles back, that when we give to someone on their knees in need, our deepest inner needs are met. They never knew that when we extend our love to others, we are truly loved. They never discovered the simplistic and vital truth that we are truly one, just one, and only one.

The Modern was filled with amazingly beautiful creatures.

The Modern was filled with amazingly beautiful creatures.

My friends, there are nests everywhere. The fallen are at your feet. Their cries for help may never be heard, but they are there. These people, and all of God’s beautiful creations in need, may not be seen. But if you search for them, they will reveal themselves. SEEK and you will FIND (Matthew 7:7). Knock, and the door of opportunity to help so many others, will be opened to you.

And as you open this door, you will discover that your inner joy, the peace

We found joy in amazing places.

We found joy in amazing places and with unusual puppets.

that your heart so fervently desires, the reason for your being, resides on the other side of you. It lives in the song of a bird, in the laughter of someone else, in the lives of so many in need.

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The reflection of your life is more real than you are.

The reflection of your life is more real that you are.

It will live on long past your time on earth. You can become philosophical and peel the image of yourself off the mirror of life, and then give it to others. The world around you is a mirror. Look into it. Find yourself. And envision just how beautiful you are, as you more clearly see through the loving and grateful eyes of others.

God made you in His Image. You are the reflection of His deep and abiding Love. And you are so beautiful.

Lunch at the Modern was a beautiful experience.

Lunch at the Modern was a beautiful experience.

I invite you to witness a few acts of kindness caught on camera. (click here)

My friends, bound away across the wide expanse of yesterday, you have arrived upon the shores of this day. And the essence of your being is a miraculous discovery. Treasure it. Share it. Your heart, like a beautiful and wild flower, is planted in the fertile soil of God’s Eternal Love. Let it blossom. Let it be.

2014 Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented
Annual Conference
December 3 – 5 in Fort Worth, TX

T.A.G.T. 2014 will join together nearly 2,000 educators and parents who share a passion for gifted education! The annual conference will be taken to new heights December 3-5 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

This unique experience features over 150 training sessions in 15 strands of designated subjects. T.A.G.T. is an approved provider of C.E. credit for educators, counselors, psychologists and school board members.

* Additionally, a one-day Parent Conference
will be held Friday, Dec. 5.

 Trip to Fossil Mania

Riley shows us how.

Riley and his capable assistant, Cole,  show us how –

Our destination for FRIDAY, October 24, 2014 is: The SOMERVELL COUNTY EXPO CENTER HIGHWAY 67 in GLEN ROSE, TEXAS to enjoy Fossil Mania. We will depart from the school at 9:00 a.m. to arrive at approximately 10:30 a.m. for a self-guided tour and a LATE LUNCH in Granbury. We will return around 3:30 p.m. Please be patient if we are late.

PLEASE have breakfast today. We will have a very late lunch.

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– to charge a cell phone with a banana!

Fossil Mania is a highly motivating science project that can be enjoyed by the entire family. Friends, family and neighbors are invited join us.

FINANCIAL: No fee required.

LUNCH: Please provide funds for lunch & snacks & fossils.

GIFT SHOP: Parents may want to provide jobs around the house to let child(ren) earn money to spend. They will want to purchase something slightly older than Dr. A.

We reflect upon life's reflections.

We reflect upon life’s reflections.

Emergency Telelphone: 682-777-1908. The telephone may be out of range. 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.

Please do not make references about Dr. Anderson being an old fossil during this trip. He is sensitive & definitely not for sale, so please do not put price tags on him (especially if they are below 1 dollar). And thank you, Natalie, for the truth in advertising price tag in times gone by: “Priceless”.

No. They never grow up.

No. They never grow up.

Students are NOT to leave the Exposition Center or eatery 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
Oct. 31
Ripley’s Believe It or Not / Palace of Wax
Nov. 1 Tuition Due for 2014-15
(Not including monthly payment plans)
Nov. 7
DFW New Auto Show in Fort Worth
Nov. 14
Civil War Museum (Try to avoid wearing BLUE)
Nov. 24-28 (Monday – Friday)
Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 3-5 (Wed.-Fri.)
Texas A.G.T. Conference (NO school)
Dec. 19
Last Day of Fall Semester
Jan. 23  Fort Worth Stock Show (It was called the FAT stock show. But, Dr. A lost a few pounds.)
April 28
Scarborough Renaissance Festival (Drama Competition play is “Twelfth Night”)

Ian

The many moustaches of Ian.

A . n . d . e . r . s . o . n
Where precocious children are appreciated.