Originally Published 12.27.2010 8:13 pm
Happy Kwanzaa! I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas! I had a restful one, for a change, with much less stress from running around as it usually entails. As for this week, I’m going to try and and fill it with as much activity and peace as I possibly can. To help me with that, I am going to be celebrating Kwanzaa with a twist this year.
I’ve been working in education and childcare, officially and unofficially, for the past twelve years. Aside from my personal love of books, it is what drove me to become a a youth services librarian. My interest and love for youth engagement and academic achievement is something that is behind most every decision and viewpoint that I have. Because of this, it is often even rougher to not be a parent. Rougher still when people make distinctions.
It is the conundrum of being Parental, but not a Parent.
So, I was in prayer for our sisters in Japan when the FedFX guy interrupted by banging on my office door. I knew it was him, I was expecting him. But I had forgotten that I was expecting him. He was there to give me a rush delivery of Repronex injections. By the time I got to the door I was loaded with guilt and sadness, because of the prayers that I’d just finished.