Fr. Steve’s updates

I love to read and have lots of time on my hands, but until now, reading has put me right to sleep. This evening, I read for a couple of hours. It felt good to exercise my mind in that way.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

When you’re recovering from surgery, you have to enjoy the small progress you see each day.

I love to read and have lots of time on my hands, but until now, reading has put me right to sleep. This evening, I read for a couple of hours. It felt good to exercise my mind in that way. While I still sleep a lot, I hope more and more to be able to do a little work and the things I enjoy.

I have been going into the office for two hours or so each day, just to look at mail and messages. With mail, I’ve mostly opened it and put it in an ever-growing pile. Today, I answered everything that came in and knocked a few older cards off my to do list.

Again, a small thing, but if I can do that each day, slow and steady will win the race.

I had lunch in the dining hall with our eighth graders. They’ve been taking high school transition classes for three weeks and are finishing up their program. We have some good students going into our high school program and hope this extra time prepares them for going off campus for their studies at Chamberlain High School.

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 89 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

4 thoughts on “Fr. Steve’s updates”

  1. Father Steve..just knowing you prepares them for ANYTHING..!
    And its sooo good to see you getting better and better..!
    Much Love and Many Prayers..
    Mia and Bob

  2. Fr. Steve, It sounds like you are doing great, keep up the good work. Take your time recovering, don’t rush things. Everything will fall into place and you will get stronger. God Bless you Your friends Angie & Kenny

  3. Dear Fr. Steve,

    We’re so glad to hear you’re regaining your strength and able to get past a few pages of reading before getting too tired to read.

    Tell the kids going into high school to continue their studies because knowledge is power. We wish them and all the kids the best of luck in the coming year and pray for you everyday, that you heal A.S.A.P.

    Hope all is getting better with each passing day. God Bless you Fr. Steve. You deserve it.

    Love you and praying for you.

    Nancy & Kenny Raymond

  4. Keep on keeping on, you are doing great. I have another back surgery soon.

    Keeping you close in my heart and prayers.

    Peace,
    Robin

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