Sunday, March 14, 2010
During school vacations, we keep one or two homes open for the students whose family situations make it better for them to stay here.
I had Mass for the 14 students and three staff – a more intimate gathering than usual. Later, I joined them for dinner.
Break Home is a lot more like family because you have boys and girls, and the age range is wider – 2nd through the 8th grade.
A lot of activities can be shared by kids of all ages – playing Uno or Guitar Hero, taking walks, reading a good book or helping out with chores around the house.
Tomorrow, I take off for five weeks of radiation, so I did laundry, packed and tried to tidy up my office as best I could.
What I think I’ll need more than anything is patience – to let the doctors and medicine and process unfold and take its course.