The handsome man in the photo is not a Hollywood star so don't spend time trying to determine who he is and what his last movie was. He is my grandson. His name is David. If you read my blog often you are familiar with David. In case you don't read often, let me give a short intro. David was due August 8, 2013. Due to medical complications, he had to be coaxed into this world May 13, 2013. He was at 27 weeks and weighed 1.4 lbs. That is him in the picture below with the pencil.
I sent out prayer requests and my readers and those of my friends came through. Literally thousands of prayers came through my computer. David?? Well he didn't know he was being prayed for, so he just kept fighting to live. One of my friends online calls him David the Might Warrior. He is that indeed.
This child is the sweetest, easiest going, best natured baby I've ever seen. No I'm not just saying that. He will go to anyone who wants to hold him. He is happy all the time. If you look at him, he just laughs. My son was told by a staff member of his church "Don't have any more. This one is perfect. If you have any more you'll mess it up." I don't know about that, but this one is precious. He cries only when something is wrong and enjoys every minute of the day. My son says, "He's just happy to be alive." So are we.
The fire is in one way sad and in another happy. There has been an outpouring of support for the school. Other school districts have offered buildings, gathered supplies, and anything they can do to help. What a blessing when education comes together.
On the other hand it is devastating when education attacks its own. I am watching that happen to a teacher now. She is being targeted by the other teachers. They have reported inaccurate information to the principal, some have been out and out lies. The principal claims that he is on the targeted teachers side, but he is now making statements about her causing a negative atmosphere and low morale one the campus.
Some of the lies are serious. Others are petty. I'd love to give details, but she is not ready for that yet. It makes me sad that teachers would turn on their own. When I mentioned this to another retired teacher, he said, "Whoa, there's nothing worse than a bunch of teachers when they have it out for one. They act like they are back in high school." How sad that adults with college degrees aren't as mature emotionally as they are intellectually. To them I say, "Leave the drama at home and teach the children."