Wednesday, March 03, 2010
For the first time in a long time I felt like I didn't disappoint.
As a working mom life gets difficult and you have to pick and choose those activities that you can attend and will mean the most to your children.
On Tuesday, Cameron's school had their annual Read Across America Day. It is also Dr. Suess's birthday. This is probably the same on every elementary school campus. On this day parents can come to school and spend an hour for lunch reading and having time with them. It was really important to Cameron that either myself or Paul could attend. Paul of course could not, so I was left to hope that the schedule of patients at the office would suffice me to leave a little early for lunch.
I arrived at work only to find that there was no way in heck that I was going to be able to leave early. There were far too many patients that would allow me the luxury of spending a little time with a little boy who wanted it so much. So I worked diligently and regretted that I was going to let my little guy down and was going to have to make it up to him in some sort of way.
As the morning progressed a few patients showed up very early for their appointments and some didn't stay as long because of other issues that were pressing. I thought this might be my chance. I weighed whether I should go or stay and finally just told them I was leaving a little early to spend some much needed time with my little guy. Thank goodness I have an office who allows me that luxury. Some aren't so lucky, but I am. Heavenly Father has really blessed my with a great workplace that is so understanding, and on this date he made it possible for a little boy to get his prayer answered.
I walked into Cameron's classroom and that look of joy will be forever etched into my memory. I did not disappoint. His mom was there and he was so happy and so was his teacher, who has been a breath of fresh air and understanding for Cameron.
I love that little guy, and though he makes me crazy, he will always be my little guy. And I will always do my best to not disappoint.
(The picture you see with this post was taken by my friend Diane Conn. She is magnificent. If you live in California's Central Valley look her up, you won't be disappointed. www.connphotography.com)