By Rhonda Woods
Mother’s Day is a special day to celebrate mothers of all kinds, as in everyone who has a part in raising someone. I mentioned this on Mother’s Day as I welcomed the members and guests of our church prior to our announcements. On that day, I was recognized by each of my children and grandchildren with phone calls, messages and sweet cards. My grandson touched my heart with his message wishing me, his “Nana Mama”, a happy day. In the afternoon, my siblings and I met to celebrate my mother with dessert and gifts. I made one of her favorites, Coconut Custard Pie. She opened her gifts, and enjoyed the desserts and visits from all of us. Each visit is special, as mentioned in an earlier post, due to her illness. Before leaving, I told her I would be keeping all four of “the girls” the following weekend and would bring them to visit. I had all four car seats buckled in and loaded with the precious cargo. She was so excited to see all of them at one time! My sister and I were able to snap some very memorable pictures of her with all four and individually.
With this school year ending soon, I feel 100% sure that God has answered my prayers for His plans for my life. New adventures await, grandchildren and being able to spend time with my mother. A new chapter with a few pages in place for instructions. Lead me, my Father. I find myself trying to pack up 18 years of “stuff” and trying to figure out where I will put it when I bring it home. Garage sale? Teaching Culinary Arts has been an opportunity for me to continue to learn about food, service, cooking and baking techniques. Most importantly, I learned as a teacher that student’s lives can be touched and guided by a respectable mentor, and just how much many of them have touched my life. I could not have asked to work with a better group of co-workers! I wish all my students and school family the very best!
May God bless you and your family as He continues to bless ours,